Acronym that originated in the 1950's at MIT
meaning "I Hate This Fucking Place". Adopted by attendees of numerous schools afterwards; most notably by the three US service academies, where the letters find their way into not only conversation, but a great deal of graffiti-like uses and spirit missions, or both. Most cadets/midshipmen tend to believe their school (West Point
, or USAFA
) was the one to originate the term.
Firstie: Freshman, what are the five most important letters you'll learn here?
Freshman: Sir, the answer is, IHTFP!
Firstie: Are you allowed to use acronyms freshman ?!??!
Freshman: No sir!
Firstie: That's right. 30 pushups, now!