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what does HTFU stand for?

Old 04-30-08, 07:45 PM
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what does HTFU stand for?

I see it on threads but not sure of the meaning.

Thanks for educating me
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Old 04-30-08, 07:46 PM
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harden the ___ up =)
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ah thank you.

So who is that picture of and what is the story behind the saying?
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Old 04-30-08, 07:53 PM
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I'm not sure if this is entirely correct, but the wristband/cycling aspect of HTFU started when Stuart O'Grady (in the above photo) made a bunch of them for his CSC teammates.
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i don't believe the pic above is O Grady, but rather one of his CSC teamates. (Schleck I'm thinking.)

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Old 04-30-08, 08:14 PM
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Indeed, it is Schleck. =)
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I actually think it comes from some Australian wrestler or actor...

Wait a couple hours until the Australian contingent wakes up, they will know the exact origins of the saying...

O'Grady put it in bike nomenclature...



Edit...Look below...There you go...
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It comes from an Australian comedian called Heath Franklin:


Doing a parody of this not very funny ex-con, Chopper Read:



O'Grady (Australian) bought some for his CSC team mate for the 2007 Tour de France.

You can see the "HTFU Australia" sketch here

and the real Chopper doing a TV spot here

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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
It comes from a Australian comedian called Heath Franklin:


Doing a parody of this not very funny ex-con, Chopper Read:



O'Grady (Australian) bought some for his CSC team mate for the 2007 Tour de France.

You can see the "HTFU Australia" sketch here

and the real Chopper doing a TV spot here
Correct
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ohhhh look at me...im bolo grubb and i don't know what google is...HTFU bolo!
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Originally Posted by darthcheese View Post
ohhhh look at me...im bolo grubb and i don't know what google is...HTFU bolo!
Get beat up much growing up?
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Old 04-30-08, 11:34 PM
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that was clearly a joke in the style of the skit that htfu comes from...
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Old 04-30-08, 11:37 PM
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Too f'n funny. Everytime I go and watch those I end up say f'n f every 2 f'n words. My favorite on f'n youtube if the f'n f counter.

"Your not f'n bleepin me!"
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Too f'n funny. Everytime I go and watch those I end up say f'n f every 2 f'n words. My favorite on f'n youtube if the f'n f counter.

"Your not f'n bleepin me!"
this is true. I have no sound here at work, so i watched it silent.

But my dad still hardly speaks english that well, but in Australia he learn't to call everything a f-n c-t.

my bike is a "f-n c-t of a bike" when it's broken for example.

Every second word is f-n, even in the mother tounge, he slipps the f and c word in there and mixes it up.
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Originally Posted by Bolo Grubb View Post
I see it on threads but not sure of the meaning.

Thanks for educating me
I used to ask questions too, before I discovered google had all the answers.
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An f'n pink HTFU bracelet? HTFU!
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I used to ask questions too, before I discovered google had all the answers.

all hail the all mighty google.

later.
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HTFU is a good mantra. I wish I could say it to my young daughters when they whine and complain about eating their vegetables or cleaning their room, etc....but I have to say it under my breath since they are only 6 and 8.
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Originally Posted by substructure View Post
An f'n pink HTFU bracelet? HTFU!
that's for hatlas' 6 & 8 y/o daughters
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What I hate about HTFU is that I end up getting in modes where I use it at work...

Production Foreman: "I'm not doing that - Shouldn't planning be doing that??"
Me:"HTFU"
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"That girl needs some grit" works well...

John Wayne, True Grit. What more needs to be said?
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What I hate about HTFU is that I end up getting in modes where I use it at work...

Production Foreman: "I'm not doing that - Shouldn't planning be doing that??"
Me:"HTFU"
That just might get your f-n c-t of an ass fired! Be careful!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
HTFU is a good mantra. I wish I could say it to my young daughters when they whine and complain about eating their vegetables or cleaning their room, etc....but I have to say it under my breath since they are only 6 and 8.
+150 ......... I'm tempted to say it to my wife as well my kids, but I doubt it would be taken as constructive criticism. Maybe I'll just tell them they are whining crybabies ... will that work ?
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