Examples of FW
Examples of FW
Where does FW come from?
Email forwarding has existed since at least the 1980s, though email itself is older. Forwarding involves sending an email or email thread to a recipient not originally included in the message. If someone receives a forwarded message, an email server will denote this with the abbreviation Fw: in the subject line. This abbreviation has been around since at least the 1990s.
I bet this works in cars too. Driving a car with an mpg meter is like playing a game – FW: Msg: ev: "You can save 10-12 percent of household energy sim
— Lilly Irani (@gleemie) October 19, 2006
Internet slang and texting are awash with sweary abbreviations. (See: WTF or STFU) It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when FW for fuck with first appears, but it’s common by the 2010s, both due to its shorthand convenience and also its euphemistic workaround for profanity filters.
Who uses FW?
Since its inception, email forwarding has been a convenient way to pass along inspirational quotes and/or upcoming flight details. FW is often used as a throwback to the early internet, when parents and grandparents would forward jokes or pithy messages on email chains.
I love my mum but not her FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: emails. Something about that generation that just doesn't get technological etiquette.
— Hannah Hunt (@HuntHannah) December 7, 2010
In this age of smartphones and Twitter, however, FW typically means to fuck with someone or something. It’s a fairly versatile phrase in English, as is its FW shorthand.
I'm tryin to fw yoga this summer
— Savannah🌄 (@savannahhall25) May 19, 2016
FW can mean to mess with, toy with, or otherwise maltreat them.
Don't fw @Whooababy_naee behind gil cause she WILL cut yo ass. Lmao!
— Ke.🥀 (@kekelewinskie) December 5, 2010
More generally, people use FW to denote something or someone they enjoy, or fuck with.
Dolly Pawton is the only dog account I fw pic.twitter.com/LmTSbjiZsN
— lilfatty666 (@Ayeshalalala) January 21, 2019
FW is often used in playful instances, especially for people who roll in the same circles, e.g., fuck (around) with each other.
As long as ppl who fw me and ppl I fw follow me on this im really cool 💯
— Blessed (@BlessedDropEm) September 26, 2018
Besides email and slang, FW can stand for the position of forward in association football. It’s also used as an abbreviation for Fort Worth, Texas, as in D-FW (Dallas-Forth Worth).
Me when I went to shows in Dallas, being from FW. Not even a suburb lol. https://t.co/qCzByLPYBC
— recoverytime aaron (@aarongonzalez) January 15, 2019