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Anyone who uses this terminology is engaging in old meme fuckery of the highest order. It's incredibly motherfucking obnoxious, ranking up there with people who still find the Flying Spaghetti Monster to be an amusing and original joke.
In old media, "for the win" was used on television game shows such as Hollywood Squares. In the show, a user would be one square away from winning the game. The user would then select that square, saying "I'll take center square for the win."
What most people don't realize is that while it is true that the phrase for the win was used in older game shows, the acronym FTW originated as a covert way to say "Fuck The World" (à la FML):
- FTW (Fuck The World)
Death of FTW
The common expression had endured many hardships and improper uses, but nothing worse than Making Veggie Lasagna And Listening to Britney Spears! Sunday Afternoon FTW
Examples of Usage
Some nigger embarrasing himself
|Ftw is part of a series on Language & Communication|