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Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
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My favorite internet acronym has to be STFU. See, any Space Ghost fan would initially parse that as 'Stuff you!' (c.f. Episode 66 - "Curses") Or, as my friends would often express it during math classes, S(U). Sure, I eventually found out that STFU expands to something completely different, but 'Stuff you!' usually still makes sense in context.
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[User Picture]From: axiem
2002-09-11 11:20 am (UTC)
I parse it as "stuff you" or "stu-fu". I get the intention, just don't necessarily make sense.

It takes me a second to re-parse it correctly :P
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From: ex_md744
2002-09-11 11:26 am (UTC)
Since I played on newbie tribes servers for quite some time, I'm very familiar with it and perfectly understand it.
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[User Picture]From: basalt
2002-09-11 11:37 am (UTC)
they make a t-shirt with "stfu" on it
I wanna buy it :)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2002-09-11 04:57 pm (UTC)
Heh, I think I've actually seen someone wearing that shirt.
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[User Picture]From: nearby
2002-09-11 03:35 pm (UTC)
I usually parse it as 'stu-fu' also. My new favorite internet acronym, though, is OMG because those three letters juxtaposed just do something for me. It deposed incumbent AFAIK.
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[User Picture]From: jzig
2002-09-11 10:51 pm (UTC)
I parse it as Shut teh face, you. But that's only because I have a slightly deranged friend who says "SHUT TEH FACE" constantly online.
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[User Picture]From: lipid
2002-09-12 05:08 am (UTC)
I've never had the pleasure of parsing it as stuff you.

Heh.
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