Jon Ossoff defeated David Perdue in the Georgia Senate runoffs on January 6, helping Democrats take control of the upper congressional chamber for the first time since the 2008 elections.
A graphics maker at Fox News, a network well-known for its conservative bent, seemed to be a bit despondent over the news.
A graphic that aired during a conversation between Bret Baier and Shannon Bream was shared online and quickly went viral.
The title of the infographic? "Importance Of Who Controls Senate sdfg sdfg sdfg sdfg sdfg sdfg sf."
this graphic just aired on Fox News https://t.co/IO0Qi7qaZ8— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1609906834.0
Many people on Twitter jokingly wondered what "sdfg" might mean.
@atrupar In my opinion, SDFG would mean “So Damn F’ing Great!” but not sure that’s what Fox meant. SF: “So Fine.”— EverBlue State (@EverBlue State) 1609930363.0
@atrupar Is sdfg worse than covfefe?— ILoveTV (@ILoveTV) 1609929783.0
@atrupar Q anon code— paul moody (@paul moody) 1609928536.0
Others suspected the chyron's author was frustratedly typing in nonsense with their left hand.
@atrupar Oh my gosh...🤣 Does anyone know what the SDFG means, though? Is it just despondent gibberish?🥳🎉— Be Kind (@Be Kind) 1609925953.0
@atrupar I think whoever has to make that was more frustrated with the obviousness of the question than anything...— Jonas ☭ (@Jonas ☭) 1609929754.0
@atrupar As if they didn't know https://t.co/qruuOhVpQq— Koptic King (@Koptic King) 1609929663.0
Perhaps the author was not sad but simply bored at the predictable results of the poll.
Which party controls the Senate obviously matters to anyone invested enough in politics to be watching Baier's program.
@atrupar thats the "well no kidding" poll— Just here for distraction (@Just here for distraction) 1609928636.0
@atrupar I love the smell of schadenfreude in the sdfg sdfg.— Rose Knows (@Rose Knows) 1609927625.0
@atrupar Lol asdf will be jealous https://t.co/lD8DQ8GB5l— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1609914765.0
Or perhaps there are much darker, more mysterious codes at play here...
@atrupar A shout-out for the San Diego Flute Guild! https://t.co/jSQCLIiSix— Evan Sill.iams (@Evan Sill.iams) 1609906968.0
@atrupar The Topeka Daily Capital, Kansas, May 23, 1907 https://t.co/diojcA7wQG— Yesterday's Print (@Yesterday's Print) 1609909034.0
@atrupar https://t.co/NrWSWiYiwh— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost) 1609908631.0
Though the "sdfg" won't be remembered as January 6's strangest happening, it certainly confused those who encountered it.
@atrupar all i know is whatever happens SDFG SDFG SDFG SDFG SDFG SDFG SF— biddy (@biddy) 1609906891.0
@atrupar I see they’re handling this well— Christie (@Christie) 1609907352.0
It's been an incredibly hard day for Republicans but one can only hope this funk doesn't sink into future graphics as well.