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“WordNet (r) 1.7″snafu

adj : snarled or stalled in complete confusion; “situation

normal–all fucked-up” syn: fucked-up

n : an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: Situation

Normal All Fucked Up

v : cause to be in a state of complete confusion

This term has a long history, and it’s use has changed over the generations. While originally used rather harshly as a military acronym, it has crept into many varied circles including the business world, where it is used for an almost polite or tame description of a situation:

<i>”Oh, I had a little snafu with a paperclip in the photocopier is all.”</i>

The Jargn Dictionary: SNAFU Principle

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