Is there a Term Between SHTF & TEOTWAWKI? If not help me create it (You'll get credited with me,lol)

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by ED GEiN, May 21, 2017.

  1. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    As far as I understand SHTF encompasses a temporary period maybe up to a year and TEOTWAWKI us a permanent lasting period. SHTF can cover both a local geographic area or the entire United States or even the world while TEOTWAWKI covers naturally the world. Am I generally correct in my interpretation?

    Is there a term however for a SHTF situation that could last decades but will eventually end and things revert back to normal? No, it's not "Life", LOL. If not anyone have ideas for a term/phrase?
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    TEOTWAWKI....Tee O Twacky - Defining a really crappy week

    The End of the Week as we know it... Could be TEOTMAWKI - Rotten Month or TEOTDAWKI - Really disastrous Day.
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    There is also STEAD (Shizz They Elected Another Democrat) which lasts four to eight years.
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  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Don't think so!!! LOL Once it all goes south, it will never revert back to "normal" we get a different reality once SHTF ends! Even at a localized level, what ever happens in that AO will forever change that AO. As an example, Germany was never the same after Hitler destroyed Europe, and Germany went through SHTF for many years after, hell most of the world changed forever!
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  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    I believe it is called "Monday" ;)

    It really is only 24 hours, but can seem to encompass several years...
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Or in the cases of several "elected" politicos, like Finestien and Sucky Chunky Schumer, all with out accountability
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  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Great Depression.
    Ethopian drought/famine
    Killing Fields in Cambodia

    I'd ask them that lived it.
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  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

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  10. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Isn't that called an Enlisted Military Career?
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  11. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++


    Hell In A Handbasket
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  12. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

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  13. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    EDA Every Day Anomalies
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  14. Lone Gunman

    Lone Gunman Draw Varmint!

    SBAT! ('Screwed, Blued, And Tattooed!')

    BARAHP! ('Between A Rock And A Hard Place!')

    Years ago I remember reading a book titled something like, 'Famous Last Words'. Therein the author stated that, among the recorded last words of many accident victims, there is a preponderance of statements equivalent to: 'Oh shit!' 'Merde!', or the British slang 'Sheit!' or 'Bollocks.'

    I don't know about you; but, personally, I'd rather be remembered for saying something high sounding, or valiant like (I don't know?) 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' or how about 'My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country!'

    My own personal favorite, however, comes from the 1964 movie 'Zulu' : 'Here they come!' 'Thick as grass, and black as thunder!'
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  15. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I always thought Oscar Wilde's last words were the best...“Either this wallpaper goes or I do” LOL!
  16. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    To me, there is the minor "SHTF", when something bad happens personally but affects no one else.
    A lesser TEOTWAWKI is any life changing event, like a hurricane, affecting the people involved but no one else. A major political upheaval, like the "Immaculate Deceptions of 2008 and 2012" qualify. Many had their lives disrupted.
    Of course, the major SFTF would be similar to the OP's term, relatively short term.
    A major TEOTWAWKI event would be the collapse of our economy, such that it never recovers to it's original level.
    A limited nuclear war would be such too.
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  17. Trouble

    Trouble Monkey

    I might get banned for this but... One seventh of your life will be spent on Mondays.

    You're welcome!
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  18. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    But 3/7 of your life is spent on Fri, Sat, or Sun.

    ...personally I want it ALL!
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  19. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Goodness....sTEAR also works splendidly as the Tweeter-In-Chief is presently demonstrating :LOL:
  20. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    I wish I was clever enough to think of something, but I think we're going to find out soon whatever it's called.
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