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"SMFW", the title of the comic and an acronym used as the caption, is very close to a number of other common acronyms, including:
 
"SMFW", the title of the comic and an acronym used as the caption, is very close to a number of other common acronyms, including:
  
*"MFW", meaning "my face when..." used in similar sentence constructions to this comic's caption, to indicate that the image represents one's face when the specified thing happens (acronym also matches "Monday, Wednesday, Friday", the update schedule of XKCD)
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*"MWF", meaning "my face when..." used in similar sentence constructions to this comic's caption, to indicate that the image represents one's face when the specified thing happens (acronym also matches "Monday, Wednesday, Friday", the update schedule of XKCD)
 
*"SFW", meaning "safe/suitable for work", denoting that something does not have suggestive content
 
*"SFW", meaning "safe/suitable for work", denoting that something does not have suggestive content
*"SMH", meaning "shaking my head" or "so much hate", used to indicate dismay
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*"SMH", meaning "shaking my head", used to indicate dismay
 
*"SMF", meaning "so much fun"
 
*"SMF", meaning "so much fun"
 
*"NSFW", meaning "not safe for work", the opposite of "SFW"
 
*"NSFW", meaning "not safe for work", the opposite of "SFW"
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The title text contains more examples of imaginary acronyms of a similar nature:
 
The title text contains more examples of imaginary acronyms of a similar nature:
  
*"WTFW" is a combination of "WTF" ("What the fuck") and "TFW" ("That feel when..." or "That face when...", used in a similar nature to "MFW"), and possibly "FTW" ("For The Win") and "FWIW" ("For What It's Worth")
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*"WTFW" is a combination of "WTF" ("What the f***") and "TFW" ("That feel when..." or "That face when...", used in a similar nature to "MFW"), and possibly "FTW" ("For The Win") and "FWIW" ("For What It's Worth")
 
*"SMHO" is a combination of "SMH" ("shake my head") and "IMHO" ("In my humble/honest opinion...")
 
*"SMHO" is a combination of "SMH" ("shake my head") and "IMHO" ("In my humble/honest opinion...")
*"TBFH" is a combination of "TBF" ("to be fair") and "TBH" ("to be honest")  
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*"TBFH" is a combination of "TBF" ("to be fair") and "TBH" ("to be honest")
 
*"IMDB" is, of course, [http://www.imdb.com/ the Internet Movie Database], but also resembles "IMHO"
 
*"IMDB" is, of course, [http://www.imdb.com/ the Internet Movie Database], but also resembles "IMHO"
  
 
Below are possible examples of potential (already existing, albeit rare) representations for each acronym, according to the {{w|Urban Dictionary}}:
 
Below are possible examples of potential (already existing, albeit rare) representations for each acronym, according to the {{w|Urban Dictionary}}:
  
*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/SMFW SMFW] is listed as an acronym for "Smoke more fucking weed".
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*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/SMFW SMFW] is listed as an acronym for "Smoke more f***ing weed".
*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/WTFW WTFW] is listed as an acronym for "What the fuck, what?".
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*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/WTFW WTFW] is listed as an acronym for "What the f***, what?".
 
*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/SMHO SMHO] is listed as an acronym for "Shaking my head off".
 
*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/SMHO SMHO] is listed as an acronym for "Shaking my head off".
*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/TBFH TBFH] is listed as an acronym for "To be fucking honest".
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*[http://www.urbandictionary.com/TBFH TBFH] is listed as an acronym for "To be f***ing honest".
  
Knowing Randall, the sentences given in the comic proper and title text were probably made without an actual meaning in mind. Nevertheless, the sentence in the comic has a very plausible interpretation: "So Much Frustration When an acronym ''almost'' makes sense." Other plausible interpretations of the acronym could be "So Much Fun When" or "See My Face When". Even the absurdly cryptic title text has a plausible translation: "What The Fuck, World? (WTFW) it's like Some Moron's Horrible Opinion (SMHO) To Be Fucking Honest (TBFH), I'm Done, Bye. (IMDB)"
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Knowing Randall, the sentences given in the comic proper and title text were (probably) made without an actual meaning in mind. Nevertheless, the sentence in the comic has a very plausible interpretation: "So Much Frustration When an acronym ''almost'' makes sense." (Another plausible interpretation of the acronym is "See My Face When".) Even the absurdly cryptic title text has a plausible translation: "What The Fuck, World? (WTFW) it's like Some Moron's Horrible Opinion (SMHO) To Be Fucking Honest (TBFH), I'm Done, Bye. (IMDB)"
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The name of the comic "XKCD" is itself a false acronym.  From the [http://www.xkcd.com/about xkcd about page]:
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"It's not actually an acronym. It's just a word with no phonetic pronunciation -- a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings."
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
 
:[Cueball is sitting at a desk, crouched over a laptop.]
 
:[Cueball is sitting at a desk, crouched over a laptop.]
 
:SMFW an acronym ''almost'' makes sense
 
:SMFW an acronym ''almost'' makes sense
 
==Trivia==
 
 
The name of the comic "xkcd" is itself a false acronym – From the [http://www.xkcd.com/about xkcd about page]:
 
"It's not actually an acronym. It's just a word with no phonetic pronunciation -- a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings."
 
  
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
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