Alan Baragona abaragona at SPRYNET.COM
Mon May 31 23:35:50 UTC 2004

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> Poster:       Jonathon Green <slang at ABECEDARY.NET>
> Subject:      Re: Phat [was Re: gay/ghey/ghay]
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> And 'fat' has meant 'good' since at least 1610.
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> Jonathon Green

See also Chaucer's "Envoy to Bukton": "Since I from Love escaped am so fat,"
presumably a pun on Chaucer's rotundity but also suggesting "well out of

Alan Baragona

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