In a discussion, a funny dog video was posted.

In response to the video, person A said,

non crated dogs ftl.

Person B disagrees and said


Person C replies Person B,

It's what non-dog people say. Yeah, keeping it in a small box for 1/2 the day is exactly as nature intended and totally fair to the dog.

What does "as nature intended" mean? I have an idea, but I want to make sure. What does it mean exactly?

  • Hey Theo, can you please tell us what you think it might mean? You say you have an idea; I wonder what that is. That would help us to answer you and improve the question :)
    – WendiKidd
    May 14, 2013 at 22:26
  • I think it's a sarcasm and he wants to say that it's not natural?
    – Theo
    May 14, 2013 at 22:33
  • What does "ftl." mean?
    – user264
    May 15, 2013 at 3:05
  • 3
    FTL means faster than light among fans of science fiction (and maybe outside that as well), but in recent slang it means for the lose, as opposed to FTW, which means for the win.
    – user230
    May 15, 2013 at 20:01
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    @BillFranke Sorry I should've clarifed, but yea like snailboat said it means for the lose.
    – Theo
    May 15, 2013 at 20:57

1 Answer 1


It means "in keeping with whatever would be natural for that thing". For a dog, it would not entail staying in a small box most of the time. "As nature intended" is being used sarcastically in this case.


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