The Subtle Usefulness Of 'NSFW'

If you want to be pedantic about it, NSFW isn’t an acronym, because true acronyms (NASA, BAFTA, and the like) are pronounced as words, and you can’t do that to NSFW without spraining your lips. NSFW is an initialism. But what’s interesting about it is not what it is, but how it functions, which is as a tag that identifies certain very specific kinds of content. It does this job in some pretty odd and rather subtle ways that are worth unpacking.

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