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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HoopsMcCann, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    is the term 'foof' universally understood? it seems to be used by all baseball beat guys, but do non-baseball beat guys use it?
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I've never heard the term in my life.
  3. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

  4. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Never heard it.

    Though there was that song, "Little Bunny Foo Foo" ...
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I Google search yields unusual results, none of which provide an adequate definition.
  6. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    I'd venture to say more people could tell you the starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays than what foof means.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Drawing a blank here.
  8. It's someone who doesn't meet the macho baseball beat's standards for manhood. Usually directed at people who write like fags, in their opinion. You know, with long words and storytelling techniques and stuff.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    when you go to dictionary to look up "foof" a picture of Gary Bettman comes up.
  10. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Probably cause they don't understand the words or what a good story is.
  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    foof is a commonly-used word to describe a fool or a fraud in the press/news rooms i've been in for over 20 years.

    you kids should learn it. comes in handy to be dismissive.

    as in, "the guy's such a foof." 8) 8) :eek: :eek: ::) ::) :
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It's one of Fenian's favorite terms. I always figured it meant fool, a thought that shockey just confirmed.
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