spotted in the wild

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 23 19:56:09 UTC 2011

... txt/ICQ-like initialism SFIK for what is usually AFAIK--in a comment
by a British blogger on his own blog post (US-based blog)

It's interesting how the so/as choice permeates into this field. The
comparison of raw ghits gives a ratio of about 100:1 :: 3.19 M for AFAIK
vs. 30.1 K for SFAIK (no meaningful hits for SFIK that I could find),
and a large chunk of the latter is definitions and explanations of what
it stands for.

I am going to assume that SFIK was just a typo and not a meaningful
attempt to hide the second "as".


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