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P&G Scheme to Lure Millennials Has Folks Saying 'WTF'

Procter & Gamble files trademark applications for 4 popular acronyms: WTF, LOL, NBD, and FML

(Newser) - Acronym-heavy news reports are proliferating after a recent development regarding Procter & Gamble. Ad Age reports that the consumer-goods behemoth has put in the paperwork for the rights to use four well-known letter combinations—WTF, LOL, NBD (which stands for "no big deal"), and FML ("f--- my... More »

Ghost Pepper Puts Hole in Man's Esophagus

Excessive vomiting tore a hole in his esophagus

(Newser) - The ghost pepper is one of the world's hottest peppers, with a Scoville rating of more than a million. So it might follow that you shouldn't ingest it in more than tiny quantities. And yet, the Journal of Emergency Medicine reports on the unusual case of a man... More »

Newt's New Old Slogan: 'WTF'

Gingrich takes back 'Win the Future' from Obama

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich’s website proudly displays a 2012 catchphrase: “Win the Future.” That's right, the same phrase President Obama has been using since his 2011 State of the Union address. Did Gingrich steal it? Nope, discovers the Atlantic : The ex-speaker registered the political organization "American Solutions... More »

WTF: Meet CIA's WikiLeaks Task Force

Spies poke fun at diplomats, military

(Newser) - Oh, those snarky spies. The CIA is launching a WikiLeaks Task Force—or, as spies around Langley are referring to it, WTF. The irreverent name is in part a reminder that the spy agency has sustained relatively little WikiLeakage, with only a scant handful of files trickling out, the Washington ... More »

Trade Group Can't Take Acronym Snickering

Tired of WTF jokes, it's now Tourism Federation of Wisconsin

(Newser) - WTF? No longer, a trade group has decided, changing its name to avoid further snickering about its acronym. The Wisconsin Tourism Federation—established in 1979, when the world was less likely to use shorthand to say “What the fuck?”—is now the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin. As Mike... More »

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