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Is WTF vulgar or inappropriate

I’m organizing a roundtable discussion on the use of social media in education.  To get attention, and as an example, I’m thinking about using the acronym WTF in the title.  Is that vulgar or inappropriate.  Does WTF mean the same thing as what the three letters stand for?  Has WTF been seen on TV or heard on radio?  I think it has.  What do you think, take my survey:

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  • Jay Livingston says:

    My son did Tae-kwon-do — he got to be pretty good and competed in some tournaments. At one of these, all the particpants were given baseball-style caps with the initials of the World Tae-kwon-do Federation prominently displayed.

    Generally, initials are more acceptable. Our secretary referred to something as a “POS, if you know what that means.” But she’d never say the words, at least not in the office. SOB used to be similar, though both the initials and the phrase have passed out of fashion.

    April 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm
  • Thomas says:

    I think it is now common usage and I would not be offended but one choice you left off the list was “Professional”. You could get away with using it, but is there a more dignified way?

    If someone used WTF (or similar on a resume, would it raise an eyebrow?)

    April 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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