A commenter used the acronym GFYS in response to @markfrauenfelder.
I had no idea what this meant.
I replied to this commenter with some of my own guesses.
These guesses were not accurate.
Finally, a friendly commenter explained that the acronym makes more sense when you consider the word ‘yourself’ as two words.
‘Yourself’ is not two words. Hence my confusion.
In the process of this exchange—some of which has since been justly eaten by @Falcor—many other commenters contributed their own interpretations—some silly, some surreal, and some that were a fitting response to the original intended message.
Got Five Yiddish Sisters
Gone For Yaki-Soba
Glad For Your Suggestion
Golly Friend, You’re Swell
Gosh Fellas, Yes Sir
Godzilla Feels Your Sadness
Give Fallujah Your Salutations
Genuine Fancy Yemeni Sandals
G-d Feels Your Sadness
Golly, Tex - Fantastic Otters!
Gumby Forgives Your Sins
Gritty Fine Yantra Sap
Guy Fawkes Yard Sign
Gödel Frustrates Young Scholars
It’s time to reclaim GFYS. And by ‘reclaim’, I mean assigning it as many different, intelligible expressions as possible. So consider this a ‘GFYS bank’.
Words, image, GIF—whatever form works for you. Post it here. Then use GFYS whenever you feel any one of these banked expressions might apply. There are three ways to do this:
1) Make your GFYS hyperlinked to the comment with the intended phrase. If you choose this method, make sure you use one phrase per post. Otherwise, the recipient may not be sure if you meant ‘Grasp Firmly, Yank Softly’ or ‘Great Fastnachts, You’re Smart’.
2) Use this format that doesn’t require any links:
(acronym) [spoiler\] phrase [/spoiler]
Example: GFYS Good FSM, You’re Silly
3) And of course, if it’s an image or GIF, just paste that sucker right in.
Whatever method you choose, FFS make sure you’ve communicated your intended phrase, otherwise the recipient may get very angry and shouty and then @Falcor will rain swift death upon all perceived offenders.
And yes, Regulars, you are free to change the title to whatever GFYS expression you wish.