What is NSFW?

Question: What is NSFW?

You just received a call from your boss. He wants to see you right away. He wants to talk to you about an email you sent that was NSFW. Is he finally noticing your work? Is it promotion time at last? Well…
Answer: NSFW stands for Not Safe For Work. Uh oh, possibly not a promotion then. This term is commonly used to flag content that is pornographic, profane, violent or which contains other material deemed unsuitable for viewing in public, and definitely not safe for viewing at your desk. The abbreviation has reportedly been around for over a decade, and was first published on social networking site Fark, and USENET, one of the first newsgroup networks. When a friend sends you an email with the subject “NSFW”, and a link to a meme, it’s always best to err on the side of caution.

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