Gut Rumbles

September 29, 2004


Who can identify these:





AUWTDA (pronounced "ought-da.")


FUAAW (pronounced "foo-ow!")

I used these acronyms in my supervisor's notes for years at work, because people considered me impolite if I wrote obscenities in a formal record log. So, I didn't use obscenities, but everybody knew what I meant.

Do you?


most of them.

Posted by: James Old Guy on September 29, 2004 12:58 PM


Posted by: Ronda on September 29, 2004 01:32 PM

Well, James Old Guy, what are they?

Posted by: amy on September 29, 2004 01:41 PM

Ask the HMFIC but he will fill you with WABOS and you will figure out he is FUBAR

Posted by: James Old Guy on September 29, 2004 02:04 PM

"Flying upon an angel's wings?"

Posted by: Ernie G on September 29, 2004 02:09 PM

HMFIC=Head MoFo In Charge
WABOS=What A Bunch Of Shit
AUWTDA=Ate Up With The Dumb Ass
FUBAR=Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition

Posted by: tybee mike on September 29, 2004 02:35 PM

BOHICA= Bend Over, Here It Comes Again, a term coming to be very well known w/ floridians and southerners.
FUBAR: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition, an excellent term for much landscape in haiti and florida both.

Posted by: will putnam on September 29, 2004 02:38 PM

WABOS = What A Bunch Of Shit

Knew FUBAR &HMFIC, figured out WABOS, and knew I'd heard BOHICA but couldn't remember what it stood for.

Still waiting for BOSWA, AUWTDA, and FUAAW. (tapping foot impatiently).

Posted by: Scott on September 29, 2004 02:55 PM

Suprisingly, I only recognized FUBAR, though had you written HNIC as opposed to HMFIC...

Nah; I wouldn't have caught that, either. Didja ever use PEBCAC? I would use that to describe the "grading" process utilized by the dumbass T.A. regarding my last programming assignment.

Posted by: D.J. M.B. on September 29, 2004 03:37 PM

I'll post all the answers before I go to bed tonight. Tybee Mike, are you sure you never worked for me? You did good. Ate Up With The Dumbass is one I didn't think many people would know.

Posted by: Acidman on September 29, 2004 03:52 PM

"Ate Up With The Dumbass" is a Savannah thing, I guess..I'm an old geechee, ya' know..

Posted by: tybee mike on September 29, 2004 04:22 PM

You fogot SWAG, It's used a lot by the EPA.
Scientific Wild Ass Guess.

Posted by: mrbill on September 29, 2004 04:39 PM

Hah! BOHICA is one we use all the time in the Great Corporate Salt Mine. And anyone who has lived down Souf knows AUWTDA.

Don't recall FUAAW or BOSWA, though...

Posted by: Steve on September 29, 2004 06:20 PM

BOSWA-- Bunch of shit, What A. Military-style spelling of WABOS (What A Bunch of Shit).

FUAAW -- Fucked-Up As A Worm.

I think y'all got the rest of 'em right.

Posted by: Acidman on September 29, 2004 09:57 PM

I usually referred to "HMFIC" as "NOMFIC" Number One M F In Charge .. guess it all means the same thanggy

Posted by: johndeerebilly on September 30, 2004 07:16 AM

There is also:

FUBWOR Fucked Up, but we're only reservisits....
(no longer true, our reservists are terrific!

Posted by: LOLLY on October 1, 2004 03:53 AM
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