I’m fascinated by language. Etymology is a natural curiosity. I found a new word today: snafu.
INFORMAL • NORTH AMERICAN
a confused or chaotic state; a mess.
“an enormous amount of my time was devoted to untangling snafus”
in utter confusion or chaos.
“our refrigeration plant is snafu”
throw (a situation) into chaos.
“you ignored his orders and snafued everything”
Origin 1940s: acronym from situation normal: all fouled (or fucked ) up .
I came across the word on social media. It’s a useful way to sum things up just now.