New York City Subway System “MTA” To Change “FML” Signs

for the past few months, a set of signs at the 14th street and sixth avenue subway stop have reflected what many a rider — running late, overheated, or otherwise dejected — has no doubt tweeted: “fml.” but the surprisingly culturally astute mta is now taking action to change the signs that spell out the abbreviation, which stands for what the times awkwardly calls “a coarse self-denigration.”

“as soon as we became aware of it, we were going to change it,” new york city transit spokesman charles f. seaton said. “we thought there was a certain population out there who might recognize it, even though we didn’t, obviously.”

on second thought … [city room/nyt]

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