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What’s a Foofaraw?

I’m no wordsmith, but damn while doing some research today about (of all things) Blogs, I read this article by InformationWeek writer Cory Doctorow, and I had to scramble for a dictionary. Foofa what?

Foofaraw: A great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant.

Granted, Cory spelled it wrong, but hey, at least he knew how to use the word. Somebody’s Word of the Day calendar is paying off!

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  • Rochonda
    Monday, 13 October 2008

    THANKS, akerolando…!

  • akeorlando
    Sunday, 27 July 2008


    That’s too funny! Well, good pick for a company name, I suppose.

    Best of luck to you guys!

  • Rochonda
    Sunday, 27 July 2008

    foo·fa·raw \fü-fə-rȯ\ noun
    1 : frills and flashy finery
    2 : a disturbance or to-do over a trifle

    My mother just named her new company Foofaraw, Inc. She has a list of inventions and needed a name for a company. Wish us luck!!


  • corrin
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    Now that’s a ten-cent word!

  • Chuck Welch
    Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    If anyone is an expert on foofaraw, it’s Cory Doctorow.

  • stangle
    Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    How about “fromunda”.

  • akeorlando
    Monday, 23 June 2008

    Ha ha ha! Love it! I’m definitely going to try to incorporate that word into my vocabulary. People will think I’m so smart!

    Here’s one: harpy.

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