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One of a progression of military situational indicators:

1. SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fucked Up - Thing are running normally.
2. TARFUN - Things Are Really Fucked Up Now - Houston, we have a problem.
3. FUBAR - Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition - Burn it to the ground and start over from scratch; it's totally destroyed.
This day started out SNAFU, but then my machine went all TARFUN. The place was totally FUBAR after that.
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Situation Normal All Fucked Up - phrase used to describe a less than desirable scenario when similar less than desirable scenarios seem to be the norm in the given environment. originated as a military phrase because soldiers report to superior officers using phrases like "situation normal"
guy1: Burger King messed up my order again today

guy2: SNAFU
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Acronym for "Situation Normal, All Fucked Up" (or, more politely, "Situation Normal, All Fouled Up"). Most often used as a noun, referring to an unfortunate and possibly urgent situation.

Originated among American G.I.s during World War II. See also FUBAR.
It's going to take some quick thinking to get ourselves out of this SNAFU.
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To elaborate the different acronyms the military so colorfully uses/used.
SNAFU: Situatin Normal All Fucked Up.
TARFU: Things Are Really Fucked Up.
FUBAR: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition.
"We ran into a SNAFU." The slang does not use it properly, but rather modifies the acronym that is used so much into more of a word. SNAFU actually becomes a predicate.
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Military term for "Situation Normal All FUCKED Up" or "Situation Normal All FOULED Up".
Man! By that way thing are going today, it's a total SNAFU type of day!
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