Douglas Adams a Frood Kind of Guy

From a FACEBOOK thread:

She said: That’s one frood who really knows where his towel is.

I said: I will now Google to learn what “frood” means: Frood 1. (slang): Really amazingly together guy. Adjective froody 1. (slang): In the manner of something amazingly together.
Aha, so FROOD is a GOOD thing!

My, how things do get OLD quickly when often repeated:

“Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who knows where his towel is.”

This robs us of some of the joy and glory of being a “frood in the know,” hip, cool, groovy, “the cat’s pajamas.”

She said: “Modern derivation of the Old English word ‘frod’, pronounced with a long ‘o,’ reintroduced into popular usage by Douglas Adams. It isn’t possible to know whether Douglas Adams actually knew of the Old English predecessor to his coinage, but the word had almost the same meaning in Old English: wise, experienced–in general, a really together with it kind of guy!”

I said: Everything gets old, including US. No amount of spin or rhetoric can change that (even SCHOLARLY spin and rhetoric.)

She said: Or, perhaps better: everything has always been old.

I said: A wise fish doesn’t bite to begin with.


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