What does SFY mean?

Speak for yourself

Imagine you’re in an online discussion and you make a bold statement that doesn’t sit well with everyone. A fellow participant might reply with SFY, which stands for “Speak For Yourself”. This means that they think your opinion may be true for you, but it doesn’t hold water for them.

For instance, let’s say you’re on a movie lover’s forum and you declare that Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction was too chaotic to follow. You might get a response saying, “SFY, I thought it was brilliant.” In this case, the person is not only disagreeing with your take, but also implying that you shouldn’t present your personal views as universal truths.

And who knows, they might even have a superior movie watching setup than you do, allowing them to appreciate the film on a deeper level.

Example for using ‘SFY’ in a conversation

I think pineapple belongs on pizza. It adds a nice sweetness to the savory flavors.

SFY πŸπŸ• I can’t stand pineapple on pizza. It ruins the whole thing for me!

I love going to the beach. It’s so relaxing and peaceful.

SFY πŸ–οΈ I actually prefer the mountains. The fresh air and hiking trails are my kind of thing.