Many of you must know by now that I have coined the phrase “fotz”. There ‘s many applications to this term. But, what, do you ask, is FOTZ? Etymology: What started out as a sarcastic reference to something that is or someone that “thinks” they are fascinating. So, it went from fascinating to fotzinating to fotzy balloons to fotzy to the currently, most used…fotz. Here are a few good examples.
- Bing is fotz.
- What Madonna wore to the Costume Institute Gala was fotz.
- George Bush was fotz…still probably is.
- Most Republicans are fotz.
- Susan Boyle’s first makeover was fotz.
- People who believe their own press are extremely fotz.
- Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin are uber-fotz.
The only reason I am doing this is because today’s article in The New York Times Style section is all about slang. Anyone who knows me will attest that I have established my own language or Abe-isms. As I am working on the great American novel (like most of you) there will be a glossary of Abe-isms. Today I tried to submit “fotz” to the urban Dictionary and was rejected. That now has become a high compliment once I found out that anyone can accept or reject terms. It reminds me of the Woody Allen quote, “I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.” In the meanwhile, since pictures speak a 1,000 words, here are a few images from entries past that I deemed…fotz.
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