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Now repeat after me: "I will search before I ask. I will search before I ask. I will search before I ask..."

STFW is an abbreviation for "Search the Fucking Web." Often used in a forum or on LJ when a newbie asks a stupid question, often about where to find something on the internets that they could easily find out themselves in 5 seconds with a Google search.

A sample exchange might go as follows:

Prima: i just got this new internet thingie cuz i heard it had nekkid picz of paris hilton.
Prima: ...where can i find those picz plz????
Secunda: Just STFW.
Prima: WHAT

See also: RTFM

External Links

Just Fucking Google It


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