e-mail jargon - translation needed

May 8th, 2005, 08:25 AM
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Still wondering...any info on "faboo" (one of my least favorite adult-use slang words), which I've seen only on the Internet?
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May 8th, 2005, 09:37 AM
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I've heard "faboo" outside the internet, but not for several decades I think. Certainly not current now.

cmt, no one answered your piccie (?sp) question. It's pronounced "picky" and is part of the British penchant for adding an "ee" sound to the end of shortened words.
Examples:
Make a rezzie for dinner.
Got lots of prezzies for my birthday.
Oh, what delicious choccies (chockies?)! (chocolates)
Etc.
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May 8th, 2005, 10:10 AM
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I think some people did answer my "piccie" question, but no one had replied re "faboo," which I was more interested in pursuing. (For "piccie," it makes sense to give it the "k" sound. I just tend to pronounce a "c" in unfamiliar words as the soft "c' when followed by "i" or "e" so I wasn't getting it.) I saw "faboo" again today, so thought to bring it up again.
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May 8th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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In what contextx did you hear FABOO? Funny that I never saw or heard of it until Fodors, and now I see it in several places on the Internet, but still haven't heard it or even seen it in print (on paper, that is).
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May 8th, 2005, 10:20 AM
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For some reason I associate the word with the era of Glam Rock. Definitely campy. I would only use it in a satirical, over-the-top way in my own speech. From 5 minutes of googling, it looks like it's having a comeback.
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May 8th, 2005, 11:29 AM
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From http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=faboo

1. faboo
It is a slang, shortened version of fabulous. Also can be spelled fabu.
It would be totally faboo if we got tickets to the concert!
Source: Sally, Aug 27, 2004

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May 9th, 2005, 11:09 AM
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As a techie type since the early 80's I can report:

Flame: to contribute to a discussion by adding more heat (i.e. insults and ranting) than light. This word was around long before the internet.

I think lots of the smileys and LOL's and such have come into use because online communication removes facial expressions and intonation -- without little interjections like this, some witty statments can be difficult to interpret (sarcasm? hostility? insanity?)

Emoticons add information to text by giving a sort of ``stage direction'' for the utterance of the content.
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Jul 16th, 2005, 06:28 PM
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Topping for Justretired.
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Oct 2nd, 2005, 05:28 AM
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Cross-referencing to this newer thread: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34685746
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Oct 29th, 2005, 05:12 AM
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What does UH mean?
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