foo foo coffee

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Sat Nov 30 22:07:08 UTC 2013

My family has been using the term for many years, although I'm not clear about the volleyball comment or the pink capri pants. However, a ruffled silk blouse, worn by anyone other than Sophia Loren, would qualify.

No idea sure where it came from.


On Nov 30, 2013, at 1:54 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:

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> Anything other than straight black coffee is considered “foo foo,” said
> Sandy Schoenthaler, Taher’s regional manager.
> Urban Dictionary has this.  Looks like it's a fairly new term.
> 1. Foofoo
> Adjective used to describe anything that is just a little to frilly,
> fancy, or "upper crust". Things that are foofoo might also be a bit on
> the delicate side, or too elegant by half, or even offensively fruity.
> Spoiled little lap-dogs, $1000 designer handbags, and pink capri pants
> worn by men all qualify as foofoo. Volleyball, a lightweight game - not
> a "sport" - played by athletic girls and openly gay men, does not
> qualify as foofoo.
> "I just saw Mrs. Vanderbilt buying a Gucci sweater for her poodle. The
> whole scene was so foofoo."
> by Corralejo99000 May 28, 2013
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