Discord is an audio, video, and messaging platform that initially targeted gamers and software developer communities. This platform has grown in the last few years and now accommodates other types of communities, including artists, creators, and influencers.
Like other social media platforms, Discord has lingo users often use to communicate with friends. One of these terms is ‘ffs.’ Even though this term is not unique to Discord, It can be confusing if you don’t know what it means.
So, what does ‘ffs’ mean on Discord?
‘ffs’ on Discord means ‘for fucks sake.’ This is a term used to express exasperation, annoyance, or frustration. For example, if you’re gaming with a friend on Discord and they block your move or do something else that leads to losing points, you can begin your reply with ‘ffs.’ Another way to use ‘ffs’ is when expressing shock or disbelief at someone’s actions.
To learn more about the origin of ‘ffs,’ instances to use it, and its origin, read this article to the end.
Overview of ‘ffs’ on Discord
As mentioned earlier, ‘ffs‘ is the acronym for ‘for fucks sake.’ The actual name has been used in different contexts for many years, but the abbreviation ‘ffs’ is as recent as 2002 when it was registered on Urban Dictionary.
Even though the origin of the phrase is unknown, it became a popular conversation slang in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Later the term became popular on social media platforms, including Discord.
Typically the phrase is abbreviated as ‘ffs’ or ‘FFS,’ but the former abbreviation is most popular.
If you’re a gamer, you may have encountered the term ‘ffs’ while gaming on Discord with other server members. Usually, another player is expressing dissatisfaction with your actions.
For example, if the game involves shooting and you continuously miss the target, another player can reply with ‘ffs aim at the target.’
As noted earlier, players can also use ‘ffs’ to express disbelief. For example, when a player is shot unexpectedly in a shooting game, they can reply with ‘ffs,’ how did that happen?
History of ‘ffs’
As noted in the overview, ‘ffs’ was registered in the Urban Dictionary in 2002. But, the term was popular in gaming circles from the late 1990s to the mid-2000.
Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) players would use the phrase liberally when expressing frustration or annoyance.
One of the biggest and most popular MMOs is World of Warcraft, which still commands a considerable Discord community.
World of Warcraft was launched in 2004. This game is famous for its intricate player interaction, exciting quests, guilds, and ever-growing player base. World of Warcraft gamers would use ‘ffs’ when playing to show disbelief or frustration.
Next, we’ll discuss various ways to use ‘ffs’ on Discord.
Use of ‘ffs’ on Discord
As we’ve established, the term ‘ffs’ expresses annoyance or dissatisfaction with someone else’s actions. If you use Discord for gaming, you can use ‘ffs’ when reacting to other players’ actions.
For example, in a multi-player shooting game, ‘ffs’ can warn the other player to aim at a particular target. For example, you can say, ‘ffs, shoot at point A or B.’
You can also use ‘ffs’ as a light-hearted joke. For example, in a gaming scenario where you are shot unexpectedly, you can reply with, ‘ffs, I didn’t see that coming.’
The use of ‘ffs’ is not limited to gaming on Discord. You can also use it when chatting with friends. An example of the use of ‘ffs’ when chatting is reacting to something a friend shares with you.
For instance, if they share a picture of them hiking on the weekend, you can reply with ‘ffs, when did this happen? You didn’t tell me about it.’
Please note that ‘ffs’ is an informal phrase. Avoid using it in formal settings or conversations. Instead, use it when reacting or conversing on the internet.
Additionally, please avoid using the term continuously, as it can come off as insensitive or insulting. For example, if someone on your team is losing or shooting at the wrong target, using ‘ffs’ in all your replies to them can be insensitive.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘ffs,’ it means ‘for fucks sake.’ Discord users use this term to express annoyance, disbelief, or exasperation.
‘ffs’ origin is unknown, but the term gained popularity in online gaming circles in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It gained mainstream popularity after its registration in Urban Dictionary in 2002.