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Icon204 A Brief History of 'NSFW'

In 1998, when the internet was awash in primary colours and clip art, a woman is rumoured to have posted on a forum, warning users to censor themselves in case "British school children" were lurking.

Forum members did as they were told, and began using the abbreviation "NFBSK" (short for "Not For British School Kids") in the place of rude content. And it must have stuck, because two years later it emerged on a database of internet jargon along with many other abbreviations that have since died off.
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