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snafu

s na fooh

  • n  an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
  • v  cause to be in a state of complete confusion
  • s  snarled or stalled in complete confusion

  • The Army has a laconic term for chronic befuddlement: snafu.
  • Hoevels himself seems to have put the snafu behind him.
  • Not everyone agreed, however, that it was such a minor snafu.
News & Articles

  • Lululemon CEO to step down, shares sink
    Lululemon CEO to step down, shares sink Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:15 pm, Monday, June 10, 2013 The yoga clothing company that made headlines earlier this year for its see-through pants snafu said Monday that CEO Christine Day will step down as head of the company ...
    June 13, 2013 - seattlepi.com
  • In abolishing CCEs, legislators overlooked one glitch
    Florida’s attempt to outlaw political slush funds has created a fundraising snafu that could inadvertently put political committees out of business for three months this summer – and potentially complicate fundraising for Miami’s mayoral race.
    June 12, 2013 - St. Petersburg Times Blogs
  • Take two: Trustees consider previous clerk applicants
    Trustees met Monday evening and took action on several pressing items, primarily the district’s lack of a business clerk. They also discussed a snafu regarding the possible over-payment of sick leave to retirees. Present were Ken Kallem, Julie Johnson, Emilee Atkinson, Mike Longbottom, Justin Shovar, Kathy Herr and Doug LeBrun. Superintendent Tim Bronk and Administrative Assistant Brandie Lowell ...
    June 12, 2013 - Laurel Outlook
Quotes

  • Jesse Jackson in Boston Globe
    Bush was so afraid of a snafu and of upsetting Israel that he gave the whole thing a miss,Jackson says.
  • John Kerry in Chicago Tribune
    The idea that Mandela would "be on our government's terror watch list is deplorable," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. "No bureaucratic snafu can excuse this international embarrassment, and we need to fix this policy now."
  • Ted Thompson in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    We, certainly in management, knew of the prohibition on something like that,Thompson said. "We're not convinced the players knew about it, and that would be a communication snafu and that would be my responsibility."

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