from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chaotic or confused situation.
- adj. In a state of confusion or chaos.
- transitive v. To make confused or chaotic.
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- Alternative spelling of SNAFU.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. snarled or stalled in complete confusion
- v. cause to be in a state of complete confusion
- n. an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
I think the online idea snafu is a big slap in the face for IPL.
The mailings did go to the correct homes and won't be resent despite the name snafu, said Graig Lubsen, the BMV's deputy communications director.
This latest snafu is the result of a little-noticed change to the gift-card rules of the Credit CARD Act of 2009.
A technical snafu is keeping Elizabeth Bear's new book off the shelves?
No, the best way to avoid the running-out-of-players snafu is to go back to the game's roots and take a page out of the youth baseball rule book, where a starting player can be reinserted into his original spot in the batting order after he's been taken out.
That said, the Burress/Toomer snafu is embarrassing. — cph
But after a major label snafu and family commitments subsided, they managed to get together 10 new songs, with a handful leftover that will make B-Sides or the beginnings of the next Autolux album.
− Dense dialogue makes the story and characters difficult to get into, and the caption / subtitle snafu is embarrassing.
I’m always impressed by how few people (esp. news anchors) realize snafu is an acronym and use it in polite conversation.
The snafu is the latest twist in the contentious history of the immigration lottery.