I love the word “stabby”.  It typically means, if you’re feeling stabby, that you would like to stab someone or something because of your current emotional state.  Stabby can also describe the state of a thing – like “pairing bluetooth headsets is stabby” because it’s a pain in the ass.

I’ve tried to pass around the Theory of Stabby to my coworkers at previous jobs and at Automattic.  It’s definitely been a successful campaign because we managed to get a stabby emoticon added to our chat system, Slack.


I’ve started a website you can easily share with coworkers, family and friends when you’re feeling particularly stabby.  It’s also mobile-friendly so you can text someone the URL and be done.


I expect Stabby Today to evolve over time.  I will accept feature requests.