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For the win, used as an expression of affirmation or strong approval.‘even though this is the pre-season you can't count out the revenge factor—Arizona FTW!’
- ‘The acting is solid, fronted by Crowe and Giamatti and a hard-to-recognize Craig Bierko (Bierko FTW), and Howard creates some genuinely exciting boxing sequences.’
- ‘Not that the large majority of phone owners will ever get an update with this in it but hey, Open Source FTW, eh?’
- ‘Class unity FTW!’
- ‘Proof-reading before submitting FTW.’
- ‘Blog power FTW.’
- ‘I hate using 'view source' and searching through code; overlay FTW!’
- ‘My most loved post was this one, mainly because of its sensationalist headline: Headlines ftw.’
- ‘Red hair accessories and french braids FTW!’
- ‘Come on, full marks for maths test ftw!’
- ‘Today, I got 3 new games and DVD, Christmas money FTW!’
- ‘Either the New Yorker has access to super-classified government intel (Seymour Hersh FTW!), or they just possess a healthy enough imagination to have come up with this approximate sketch of Obama's new and improved Blackberry.’
- ‘About an hour and a half later, mother was finished and I drove us down to Point Cook for some ice cream (cookie dough flavour FTW it had chunks of cookie dough in it).’
- ‘Had lunch at Swensens (1 for 1 treats ftw!)’
- ‘Honest guys, ftw.’
- ‘Anyway, I found that a bit meandering, and while the Japanese one started with a bang and looked promising, it continued in less purposeful style, so for sheer likeability, Cameroon FTW.’
1980s: originally in motorcyclists' slang, as an abbreviation of fuck the world.
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