I had to resist the urge to pull the “Twitter-trigger”. I was in class last night and another member of the class mentioned a topic that I felt was funny and interesting. He subsequently posted the idea to Twitter. I felt that it would be a great idea for a hashtag so I eagerly went to respond to the post. Being my typical sarcastic self, I wanted to add a bit of my personality to the 140 characters I was allotted. It appeared that I had the perfect opportunity to use some internet shorthand, FTFY. For the uninitiated FTFY stands for “Fixed That For You”, or so I thought. I did a quick Google search and came back with an Urban Dictionary definition (NSFW for Language) that presented an alternative meaning. Urban Dictionary also defines the term as “F That, F You”. This was definitely NOT the message that I was trying to send. In the long run I did not respond to the tweet out of concern for offending a fellow classmate.
Well would you look at that, I didn’t post something on the Internet because I didn’t want to hurts someone’s feelings.