I frequently see people using various facebook expressions in official e-mails or in general text message.

What bemuses me is that most of the time ""F***K you" is written/put as "f**K you". Please pardon my jarring mind, but FKU is not what I think is an abbreviation.

Is there an abbreviated form that has come into usage?

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    GFY, GTFO, RTFM, FY, FU, WTF, GAFD ... I'm sure someone at Urban Dictionary has made a case but why it would be officially answerable by English Language Experts is another issue altogether. – SrJoven Jan 30 '15 at 19:08
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    Is there an abbreviated form that has come into usage? Probably hundreds, no doubt including some emoticons. – Hot Licks Jan 30 '15 at 19:19
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    Military persons will usually comprehend "foxtrot uniform" Not sure how well it translates outside the military, however. Also more of a euphemism than an abbreviation, which is why I offer as a comment and not an answer. – cobaltduck Jan 30 '15 at 19:21
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    4Q ... There're "Cs" of them, internetslang.com/4Q-meaning-definition.asp T4P-Thanks For Posting – Misti Jan 30 '15 at 19:33
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    @KristinaLopez - That's what that means??? (I always thought it meant "I love you!") – Hot Licks Jan 30 '15 at 20:27

"FU" is a fairly common abbreviation for that particular phrase. The "F" standing for the offensive word, and the "U" standing for a phonetic representation of the word "you".

There are...a number of other colorful "F"-related acronyms that pertain to this saying, but I don't think a full list of them is necessary here.


F you

Is quite popular, and slightly less offensive than spelling the word out. This abbreviation can be spoken aloud: "Eff you".

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