What did you say? #SoCS 7/8/2023 Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Today’s prompt is ‘acronym’.

The acronym that immediately popped into my head was FUBAR. (What can I say? That’s how my mind works.)

FUBAR, in keeping a modicum of good taste,  is translated to ‘fouled up beyond all recognition’. (Full disclosure: My f-word of choice is not fouled). 😉 The origin of FUBAR is probably from the US Army during WWII, and could have been an Americanized interpretation of the German word for terrible: furchtbar.

From that bit of useless information, my thoughts went to the animated movie The Emperor’s New Groove and the character of Ysma being described as Scary Beyond all Reason, which is a clever, and family-friendly, derivative of FUBAR. I’ve been known to say, “Well, that’s S-BAR.”

To take this slightly off-colored stream of consciousness ramble even farther, SNAFU then came to mind. SNAFU also likely originated in WWII as: situation normal, all fouled up. (or a different f-word as colorful metaphor).

The best part of SNAFU is there was a series of animated black-and-white American instructional short cartoons produced between 1943 and 1945 for military training purposes. The voice of Private Snafu was provide by Mel Blanc and many of the ‘shorts’ were written by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

Chuck Jones, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons







Until next time,
Kaye Spencer,
Lasterday Stories
writing through history one romance upon a time


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