"foo-foo dust"

Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Mon Sep 24 12:20:10 UTC 2001


Me too. I bet this was "really" frou-frou.

dInIs (who, as a child, thought all perfume, except paprika, was frou-frou)

>David Bergdahl said:
>>A family friend who had been a tanker ship's capt. for Texaco used "foo foo
>>stuff" for perfume; I later read--maybe on ADS--that it was homosexual slang
>>for excrement.  I suspect
>>that there are a lot of foolish referents...
>Is this related to "frou-frou" for something that's excessively frilly?
>(For me, personally, perfume counts here...)
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Dennis R. Preston
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