FOWC with Fandango — Snafu


It’s September 25, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “snafu.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Snafu

  1. talesfromthemindofkristian September 25, 2022 / 2:12 am

    I have to admit that Snafu is a new one on me. Looking it up, it seems to be one of those words that has remained State’s side of the Atlantic. I enjoy learning new words. Thank you.

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    • Fandango September 25, 2022 / 8:55 am

      Snafu started out as an acronym used in the U.S. military before it become a word. It stood for Situation Normal: All Fucked Up.

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      • talesfromthemindofkristian September 25, 2022 / 9:37 am

        I’ve just looked it up and apparently FUBAR came from the same source, but i’ve heard it quite widely in the UK but never heard SNAFU before…

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  2. donmatthewspoetry September 25, 2022 / 3:03 am


    Snafu , never heard it
    Useless word it is
    Useless word is snafu
    Useless word is dis

    Gotta be American Fan……

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    • Fandango September 25, 2022 / 8:55 am

      True. It’s an American word.


  3. Rall September 25, 2022 / 3:09 am


    She walked along the bay
    Night suited her
    Across the water
    Friends waved to her
    Up on their balconies

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  4. Cynthia September 25, 2022 / 7:01 am

    Quite interesting I am seeing this word for the first time, thanks to this challenge.

    A little research about the word Snafu reveals that it is actually an acronym for Situation Normal, all fu..ed up (snafu) which was born during WWII.

    For the sake of sanity and world peace, I hope we never experience snafu again.

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    • Fandango September 25, 2022 / 9:00 am

      It’s commonly used in business these days, as well, of course, in the military.


  5. Marleen September 25, 2022 / 1:51 pm

    Private Snafu v Malaria Mike, 1944

    My youngest son was dubbed Private Democrat. At boot camp, the sergeant was stating that all soldiers must obey the commands of the current president… and then he added that there is the exception of Obama as to this duty. My son, I’ll call him Sam, piped up to say Obama is Commander in Chief and gives the orders. As the trainees were not supposed to speak (while my son couldn’t keep his mouth shut at this point), some number of push-ups were in store for Sam.

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    • Marleen September 25, 2022 / 2:03 pm


      … a collection of … (Situation Normal All [ah-] Fouled [hem] Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corp … Created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, [mostly] … produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios — employing … Carl Stalling’s music.

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    • Marleen September 25, 2022 / 2:54 pm

      “Rumors” | These films are saved at the US National Archives (after having been commissioned by the Department of War). When I gave a link for the malaria video — well… it was accidentally only to a still picture — I wanted to show the opening credit to the Archives; it can be seen here.

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