Everyone’s acronym crazy these days, and text messaging seems to be a fact of life, so why not join in the fun! NSFK now means Not Safe For Kids which I’m throwing out there for use however and whichever way it works you all.
Actually, I was surprised it hasn’t already come up. We’ve got tonnes of material out there marked NSFW (Not Safe For Work) but not everyone on a computer is at a job site, and certainly not everything is safe for kids! One could argue that if it isn’t safe for work then ipso facto you wouldn’t want to check it out around kids, but that isn’t always true now, is it?
It’s like the MPAA movie ratings, where scenes of violence can earn a PG, violence and mild language can earn a PG-13, scenes with naked people and violence and language garner an R, and the act of love-making automatically throws down the NC-17. NSFW could cover the last two (or three, depending on the office) on that list, but what about the children!
A quick check on Google and the Acronym Finder shows that NSFK has previously only been used for the Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorks, or the National Socialst Flyers Corps of Nazi Germany. While that makes its use a bit risky it isn’t really widely known and perhaps it’s time has come for a bit of appropriation and reassignment.
So there it is.