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Snafu or SNAFU may refer to:


  • SNAFU ("Situation Normal: All Fucked/Fouled Up"), a slang expression of US military origin
  • Cpl Merriell "Snafu" Shelton (1922–1993), a US Marine Corps mortar-man portrayed (by Rami Malek) in The Pacific (2010) as having served with and nicknamed Eugene "Sledgehammer" Sledge
  • Private Snafu, a character from US World War II instructional cartoons
  • SNAFU Principle, "Communication is only possible between equals"
  • The SNAFU Special (fr), a Douglas C-47 Skytrain airplane in operation during World War II

Arts, entertainnent, and media[edit]


  • Snafu (band), an English rhythm and blues band of the 1970s
  • Snafu (album), the band Snafu's 1973 debut album
  • Snafu, a 1970 album by East of Eden
  • "S.N.A.F.U.", a 1998 rapcore song by Vanilla Ice
  • Snafu, a song on the 2005 Izzy Stradlin album Like A Dog
  • "Gold Snafu", a song by the band Sticky Fingers
  • "Snafu", a composition by Yusef Lateef from the 1961 album Eastern Sounds
  • Sna:fu, a record company based in Sweden

Other uses in arts and media[edit]