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for real, for real - 1. Beyond belief. 2. Used to enunciate a unbelievable occurence.

e.g., I saw my girl with another guy. For real, for real.

submitted by joe - (www)

for serious - like for real, except used when you don't really believe someone

e.g., Are you for serious?!

submitted by Jess

for the dvd - Items surplus to requirement.

e.g., "You've made way too many sandwiches there." "Three are for the DVD."

submitted by Adam Leslie

for the government - Phrase created by my exroommate, Jay Larson, in '94 or so, which means "doing something in excess."

e.g., I smoke for the government. I spend money for the government. She talks for the government.

submitted by Willow

for the hallabut - For the hell of it. Play on words by smushing everything after the into the name of a fish.

e.g., Harry: I set off a stink bomb in the hall. Clair: Why? Harry: For the hallabut.

submitted by Jane

forbert - Lame. Not the limping variety of lame.

e.g., Korra's example was fobert. Maybe she'll honor us by resubmitting her word with an example she's given more thought to.

submitted by korra - (www)

forbo - A drink purchased as part of a meal deal that proves to be too large but which the purchaser feels obliged to drink (because they paid for it), and does so to their own discomfort

e.g., The burger was ok, but this drink is becoming a bit of a forbo.

submitted by Roland

forcastrophe - A badly blown weather forecast, usually involving the loss of millions of dollars and inconvenience to millions of people.

e.g., The "Blizzard" of 1/26/15 turned out to be a forecastrophe.

submitted by Chris Moran - (www)

forced entry - The result of pdiarrhœa (q.v.).

e.g., A severe attack of pdiarrhœa caused her to make a forced entry.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

forcery - Forcing somone to do something against her will. Past tense forcerized.

e.g., If I do your homework for you, it will be by sheer forcery. I have been forcerized into writing this definition.

submitted by sean flanigan

forcibly - Related to using force or violence to lightly tap something. {ED. "Carla" didn't give an e-mail address for notification, so I'm guessing she'll be coming back to see if her submittal gets accepted. Good to see that she has no fear of split infinitives. ... Only a throwback such as HD would. Lillith}

e.g., She forcibly kicked herself.

submitted by Carla

forcibly happy - To push a smile onto your face and speak and act as though you're just peachy for the sake of company or circumstance even though you may be morose with tears rolling from your eyes or infuriated enough to be red in the face and barely able to string a sentence together, etc.

e.g., Some folks can be forcibly happy when speaking to tactopunks (which see). I simply cannot; and, although scowling, usually am able to exersize enough self-control as to not lose my integrity.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

forearm tack - (nautical) a course where the forearm is used to avoid collision of boat with oncoming obstacle.

e.g., When leaving the dock, Greg chose a forearm tack which saved his boat from damage, but resulted in a trip to the emergency room.

submitted by greg foster

forecastocalypse - An incorrect forecast involving an event or outcome that involves many people and businesses changing their schedules and plans. Usually involving the loss of tens of millions of dollars to businesses. Most frequently used to describe a blown weather forecast.

e.g., The "historic" blizzard of January 26th, 2015, turned out to be a forecastocalypse, rather than an actual weather event of significance.

submitted by Chris Moran - (www)

foreign accent syndrome - A real syndrome. A rare medical condition "caused when part of the brain is damaged."

e.g., "Doctors have diagnosed her with a rare condition called foreign accent syndrome, which is caused when part of the brain is damaged."

submitted by [Mark Sage] - (www)

foreignges - Dastardly alien oranges.

e.g., Gimme a Florida or California orange, none a them foreignges for me, please.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

forem - For them. Misspelling of forum.

e.g., Are we forem or aginem on the forem?

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

forensicator - A forensics student or participant in forensic activities common in high school. Debate is usually the 1st semester and forensics the 2nd semester. Activities include public speaking, informative speaking, improvised duet acting, etc.

e.g., I was a forensicator and debater in high school. I excelled in the forensics but did not do as well in debate.

submitted by Michael McKnab

forepitchblack - When the hint about the upcoming plot in a movie or TV show is somewhat less than subtle.

e.g., That's not foreshadowing. That was so obvious, it's forepitchblack.

submitted by KLoebrich

foreplay - Anything sexual you do with another person that is not actually inserting or kissing. Differs from the real word because it can be used collectively, and can even be used for times when you don't insert at all.

e.g., The guy I am seeing is great at foreplay. I won't let him insert, though.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

foreploy - Any misrepresentation made solely for the purpose of getting laid. (Washington Post Style Invitational.)

e.g., Introducing himself as a Vice President of Merrill-Lynch was a foreploy. She fell for it.

submitted by Dana Friedman - (www)

forepray - A monk's blessing before a meal.

e.g., The brothers always have forepray before each meal..

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

forereopen - Fore-reopen. The recovery of one's real estate by the foreclosed-upon. [Close->reopen; foreclose->forereopen.]

e.g., After losing his house in foreclosure, Joe won the lotto jackpot so he forereopened his old house. Celebration this Saturday; bring your designated driver!

submitted by Dr. Dan Muldoon - (www)

foresite - What you get when you click on "Forward."

e.g., Foresight sent him to the foresite.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

forever and a day plus two - A really looong time.

e.g., Our teacher STILL hasn't given us our tests back. It's been forever and a day plus two.

submitted by Julie

foreverly - Combination of forever and eternity.

e.g., I simply will love you foreverly Until all of time slips away. Yes, I will love you foreverly Foreverly and a day.

submitted by Marge Tindal - (www)

forgetchian - The art or practice of forgetting things.

e.g., 1. My powers of forgetchian resulted in the kids having to walk home from school. 2. The older I get the better my forgetchian powers are -- I remember what I choose to remember.

submitted by Stoffle - (www)

forgettery - Lack of remembering due to the burst of energy from consuming too many caffeinated beverages.

e.g., After Starbucks, I started painting the house and got a little forgettery about the kids needing to be picked up from school.

submitted by Underpaid Kept Woman - (www)

forgotten-snakes - "For goodness' sake" as interpreted by a 4 year old.

e.g., Forgotten-snakes dad! Aren't you going to read me a book?

submitted by Suz

forible - To fail horribly.

e.g., I foribled my chemistry test.

submitted by lauryn

forking - A practical joke involving sticking hundreds and hundreds of plastic forks into someone's lawn or some other large, grassy area. Much like TP'ing.

e.g., We forked Jeff's lawn last night. When we drove by in the morning he was running them over with a lawnmower. Ha.

submitted by ben

forking - Like spooning, but more intense.

e.g., They were forking in bed.

submitted by Warren Wood

forkloader - A socially inept person; dullard.

e.g., That forkloader better leave me alone, or I'll have to hurt her.

submitted by acidspork

forkster - Placing one's fork into the toaster in an attempt to get your now charcoalled toast out.

e.g., How many times have I told you not to forkster? You could get electrocuted.

submitted by Alice Clements

formatophobe - A music-lover addicted to vinyl, with an abhorrence for CDs, tape, MP3s and mini-disks. Such folks are commonly Luddites.

e.g., Harry's wall-to-wall collection of 70s albums, together with this Dansette record player marked him out as a complete formatophobe.

submitted by John Dodds

formicle - To appear or rise from underneath the ground.

e.g., The plant is growing so fast I can see it formicle.

submitted by blackjack

formidibale - Formidable. Misspelling.

e.g., Yeah, you guys do have formidibale tempers.

submitted by Miss Speller

forn - Pornography in any language other than that of the audience. Refers specifically to foreign movies or shows that contain graphic sex and subtitles over-dubbing, but are not hardcore pornography.

e.g., Some suggest that watching enough forn will let you learn the words "Oh, god" in over a hundred languages.

submitted by i_monk

fornever - For never; never happening; the opposite of forever.

e.g., He married for forever, but it turned into fornever . . . and a forever rip-off.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

fornicasting - Playing with financial forecasts to create a more desirable outcome, i.e., screwing with the numbers.

e.g., After the sales group finished fornicasting, they submitted a very favorable 2003 market outlook to management.

submitted by Richard B.

fornicaterer - A food service specialist whose niche was sex clubs such as the notorious Plato's Retreat swingers club of the late 1970s and early 1980s. {ED. No claim a'tall of originality -- the construct is obvious. However, I had never seen it before it occurred to me as I processed the titty-twister entry with its reference to Californication.}

e.g., Fear of AIDS may well have contributed to the disappearance of most fornicaterers from the public eye. (Not that their presence was all that well-known outside certain sophisticated venues such as New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco.)

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

fornification - The act of building a fortification during sexual activity between unmarried parties.

e.g., The couple, having been interrupted mid-coitus by the zombie attack, needed to find shelter. The were both very much in need of the denied "release" as well. At this point they solved both problems with an act of fornification. Safe and sated they awaited daylight to seek help.

submitted by Tim Reinerman

foron - FOR'on (n.) - A contraction of the portmandeau word "frakkingmoron"; describes an individual who gives the word "moron" a bad name; can be used in polite company to express utter disbelief, in any situation.

e.g., Did you see that foron cross six lanes of traffic and still miss his exit? | I had to call tech support, and as usual I spoke to a wide assortment of forons. | You, Sir, are a foron. | | Overheard in the I.T. department: "That foron, Earl, called me again and asked what his password was. How many times do I have to spell it out for him? Eye dee ten tee." etc.

submitted by Badotz

forpetesamprassake - An exclamation of surprise (we used it in college all the time), which replaces the word "goodness" with "pete sampras."

e.g., Chad said, "For petesamprassake, that's a big fire."

submitted by aaron

forrealiously - For real and seriously.

e.g., "That English test was easy!" "Forrealiously!"

submitted by Kelly

forrealmail - Postal mail, snail mail.

e.g., Her correspondence came via forrealmail, not e-mail.

submitted by cassandra

forsheezy! - To exclaim the greatness of a thing or situation or oneself, fer sure.

e.g., The attractive object of your attention invites you in for a drink: "Forsheezy!"

submitted by dan - (www)

fortaphon - A very loud noise, a sound with a defening roar.

e.g., A fortaphon came from the mountain as a jet flew over.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

fortefid - To have strong faith.

e.g., He had such fortefid, it surprised the bishop. The rook was equally surprised.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

fortlucent - A strong light.

e.g., The headlights of the car were fortlucents.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

fortune cookie - 1.Said when you've just been through a near disaster but amazingly survived without a scratch. 2.Can also be said in the "sink or swim" scenario where you mess something up so badly but are still trying to come out ahead, usually in a ridiculous manner.

e.g., 1. A: Well, at least the kitchen didn't burn down. B: Fortune Cookie! 2. A: You know, we could sell this for a modern art masterpiece. B: Fortune Cookie!

submitted by Datura

fortvocde - To yell down in a hole searching for a person.

e.g., I fortvacded looking for Jim.

submitted by snowboardinghockeyplayer3 - (www)

forty lashes with a wet noodle - Ann Landers' (Eppie Lederer) suggested self-flagellation for imagined or real offenses.

e.g., Give yourself forty lashes with a wet noodle.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

forty-two - "I don't know." From Douglas Adams' series _The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_ in which 42 is the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything.

e.g., Bryon: "Lauryn, what time is your mom getting home?" Lauryn: "Forty-two."

submitted by lauryn

fortyleven - Originally "Forty-Eleven." A number to use when one doesn't want to provide a specific figure.

e.g., Sorry I'm late. My boss made me run off, like, fortyleven copies at the last minute.

submitted by Anxy - (www)

forumoron - Someone stupid who spends too much time with message boards.

e.g., I'm a forumoron and I'm proud of it!

submitted by Pinky Lee - (www)

forward - Arrogant, unkind.

e.g., Did you see how Chris cut me off just now. How very forward of him.

submitted by ditnis

forward - What was previously meant by the direction "straight" (rampant in Renaissance Faire circles).

e.g., There is no such thing as straight -- only ever so gaily forward.

submitted by Raptor

fosizzle - Cool, amazing, awesome, tripped-up, etc.

e.g., Wow! Your shirt is so fosizzle.

submitted by Hannah and Mikayla

fosl - an acronymic word meaning Fear of speed limit

e.g., I would of been here on time but I got behind a fosl on the narrow road

submitted by Sid

fossa - 1. Fossil. Arkansas pronunciation. 2. An old person. 3. Cryptoprocta ferox. | Synonymous with the noun "ditch," derived from Latin (1st declension).

e.g., Not only do they have diamonds at Murfreesboro, they also have fossas. | Fossas can be found in Madagascar. || That drunken idiot? He fell in that fossa there and broke his arm.

submitted by HD Fowler | Drew T - (www)

fossil-burner - A car, especially one that is old, large, inefficient, and over-powered for the purposes for which it is used.

e.g., At 4 o'clock, the street outside the school is lined with mothers in fossil-burners.

submitted by Paul-Michael Agapow - (www)

fossils - Grandparents.

e.g., I'll be off visiting the fossils on the weekend.

submitted by Nicole - (www)

fossmaster - A person who is very good at flaunting wealth. Overly stylish or expensive in taste. Fossy.

e.g., Referring to a lady wearing furs, walking two French Poodles: That new bouffant hairstyle makes Gigi look like even more of a fossmaster.

submitted by Whitni McDonald

fosta - Used in place of "suppossed to." pronounced foe sta

e.g., We were fosta go to the movies but Justin had to hang out with his girlfriend. Dork.

submitted by Cody Jamison

fot - V. Breaking the foil seal on a new jar of coffee. N. The sound od a spoon thrust into the foil seal on a new jar of coffee.

e.g., The hangover was severe, but the joy of fotting a new jar of coffee slightly alleviated the nausea Jim was feeling.

submitted by Craig Smith

foul-weather friend - (n.) An acquaintance you don't see very much of, or hear from, until you find yourself in need of help or support. Then these folks suddenly show up as though you are blood kin and begin to shower you with help. The more desperate your need, the more assistance they provide. They do not seek payment or return, but offer help freely because they're just ... nicer than the rest of us. [The opposite of "fair-weather friend," used to describe people who are "friends" while everything is good, but vanish when things get rough.]

e.g., The most extreme example of foul-weather friend I have personally seen occurred about ten or twelve years ago when my wife suddenly realized, as she walked in the door, that she did not have her purse. It had evidently disappeared from her grocery cart after (or perhaps while) she was unloading groceries from it into the car. We drove back to the store and spent quite a while looking for it, while hurriedly cancelling the credit cards and such. The real loss, however, was the $200+ dollars which were in it, part of which was our son's entire birthday budget. While I searched the host of shopping carts in the parking lot, my wife went into the store to ask the manager whether a purse had been found. I found nothing and went into the grocery store to find my wife. As we stood there together, distraught and frustrated, a woman came up to us and handed my wife $200. She had overheard us, and wanted to help. We could only blink and mumble our thanks; and when we asked her name so that we could pay her back when we could, she said, very seriously, "Just pay it forward someday." We don't even know her name.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

founch - To fidget and annoy.

e.g., Sam, quit founching your sister.

submitted by kelly

fountaining - To jump into fountain and get wet.

e.g., On my vacation to Finland, I fountained in Helsinki.

submitted by Kuosu

four lorn - An emotional state of feeling abandoned caused by a multiple loss of relationships.

e.g., Paul: Hey, man. You look terrible! What's wrong? Saul: My dog ran away, my girl left me for her lady Yoga instructor, the Organ Bank won't issue me a donor card for medical reasons, and Paddy's Irish House of Brew and Bar-B-Q has banned me from its premises forever. Of course I'm looking "lorn." I'm "four lorn!"

submitted by Charlie Lesko

four mule a - The ancient and original test for the validity of a set form of words, chemical compound, or mathematical equation, based on four common attributes of mules: 1. Independence -- stand alone†
2. Intelligent and thoughtful†
3. Durable and long-lasting†
4. Difficult -- no simple solution†

e.g., (From the archives of a 4th grade history class:) Archimedes was an old Greek guy who really wanted to find a four mule a, so he moved to a smelly old barn and lived with some mules and horses. It took a real long time, and he was so disgusted with being there, that when he finally found out how to test gold, he yelled "You reek a!" at the animals, and went home, and took a hot bath. And that's the trooth.

submitted by charlie lesko

four-banger - Also "two-banger." A conventionally aspirated automobile (i.e., a car without fuel injection).

e.g., Almost all American cars manufactured in the 1960s are four-bangers or two-bangers.

submitted by Stephen Mize

four-banger - A four-cylinder engine installed in an automobile. 4-banger.

e.g., My Honda looks like it goes fast, but it just has a four-banger under the hood.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

four-o-four - Taken from the web's "Not Found" error number, this handy number can be used to describe a stooopid person or anything misplaced or forgotten.

e.g., Don't date him -- he's 404. | Where the four-o-four are my keys? | Damn, I 404ed last night.

submitted by jeff - (www)

four-oh-find - A dynamic website development technique that uses 404 errors (page not found) to instigate searches in that website's content or database.

e.g., I couldn't remember the definition for 5 by 5, but pseudodictionary's four-oh-find technology let me just type " by 5" into my browser.

submitted by garret - (www)

four-oh-foreplay - Wasting time, especially in a verbal exchange with the clueless

e.g., I asked him how it happened, but all I got was a bunch of four-oh-foreplay.

submitted by Reg Hacquer - (www)

four-one-one - info

e.g., "what's the four-one-one on that girl?

submitted by alan

four-seven-tennis - The game you play when browsing here letter by letter to get back to the middle of the Ms, Ts, etc. by clicking on 4 7 10.

e.g., I hate to check my inbox at work because I lose my place and hafta play four-seven-tennis again.

submitted by onjaysun

fourbears - Fourbears, your parents' parents, if you're a bear.

e.g., My fourbears are all coming over this Sunday for honey and berries.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

fourbucks - Starbucks coffee houses -- since their product tends to be a little more pricey than the usual cup o' joe.

e.g., I really like the coffee from Fourbucks.

submitted by J. P. - (www)

fourgive - To donate in quadruplicate.

e.g., Her firm matched donations so she made two, thus fourgiving.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

fourplay - Prelims four a two-couple orgy.

e.g., Is fourplay foulplay?

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

foursyllabal, foursyllably - Modifier to be used when the object doesn't actually need modifying, but you wish to either call attention to the object, lengthen your sentence, or take four more syllables to think of what to say.

e.g., Tyson is foursyllably taking him apart piece by piece.

submitted by Paul

fourteen-four - To move very slowly. Refers to a 14.4 kbps modem.

e.g., I couldn't get my daughter out of bed and off to school this morning. She was really fourteen-fouring.

submitted by Frank

fourve - It's more than four and less than five.

e.g., That house is fourve stories high.

submitted by Biffer

foutre - To mess up at something; deriving from the French.

e.g., Daughter: Did you finish you're painting? I want to see it. Mum: It's finished, but you foutred up the question. It should by "your," not "you're."

submitted by manda nicole

fovie - A contraction for "food and a movie" or "dinner and a movie?"

e.g., What are you doing friday night? Wanna come over for a fovie?

submitted by Ramsey

fowl language - The language of fowls, especially poultry. Not as prevalent as Pig Latin. Foul language? -- a good word for "coarsely or vulgarly abusive language" is billingsgate. HD Fowler uses foul language, fowl language, and Fowler Language. | Standard American English usage, as idiosyncratically misused by Jon Stewart and his ilk, to the great dismay of HD Fowler, Senior Editor for the pseudodictionary, and this poster.

e.g., Too many pigs around for us to use Pig Latin -- let's use fowl language. Translation of the Bible into Pig Latin. The translation into fowl language is a work in progress. English into Pig Latin. Pig Latin search engine. |Jon Stewart's fowl language in no way lends to his image as a champion of free speech. He's chicken to try to get by without resorting to same.

submitted by HD Fowler | S. Berliner, III - (www)

fowl mood - The mood you're in when the chickens come home to roost. Given that the idiom is used to refer to getting your just deserts for earlier bad acts or bad behavior, a fowl mood is a bad mood -- essentially the same as a foul mood. Sometimes, a fowler mood -- not a comparative formed by adding -er, the meaning of fowler mood is identical to the meaning of fowl mood, no better, no worse. Either that or it's simply a reference to the mood I'm in: Fowler Mood, meaning Fowler's mood.

e.g., Dammit. I hated to see that happen. It put me in a fowl mood.

submitted by HD Fowler

fowl play - What you shouldn't do to chickens.

e.g., He had some fowl play in mind, but the bird was chicken.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

fowl, to - 1. Foul, to. From a misspelling of same, in the first example. 2. To have your PD entry converted to Pseudodictionary Speak (pseudospeak), aka Standard English -- including use of the shift key. Also "to fowler."

e.g., 1. "The problem was always the same: The elegant teak veneer on the front face of the speaker was being fowled by slipped screwdrivers as the cones were being mounted." (From a message board. The writer is explaining where the term "Allen wrench" comes from Subsequent have good evidence that his explanation is incorrect. The first response: Wow... if this is true, it's a great story and good explanation.If it was made-up, then I'm even more impressed!" Check the link.

2. Even if the old dude (Fowler, I think he calls himself.) doesn't intercept your submittal, it's going to get fowled anyway. All the editors are adept at pseudoctrination. Asshole editors.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

fowler - One who plays with chickens and such-like birds in an unspeakable way.

e.g., An HD fowler is not just one who does dirty things with birds but even does it in high definition. {ED. While it's not necessarily perverse to use feathers during sexual activities, using the whole chicken is another matter.}

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

fowler crony - Close pal, at least in spirit, with people like HD Fowler, for their inclinement to play with words.

e.g., I seem to be a Fowler crony, as I've now got a full one percent plus of the words in the Pseudodictionary under my name.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

fowler language - Standard American English usage, as idiosyncratically interpreted by HD Fowler, Senior Editor for the PseudoDictionary. Senior certainly in that he is our geezer editor, decades older than anyone else.

e.g., Submittals will be converted to Fowler Language before the "save it" button is clicked to add them.

submitted by HD Fowler

fox - To suck, or to be generally unpleasant.

e.g., I wish I had eaten out last night, since my mom's meatloaf really foxes.

submitted by Vesty - (www)

fox up - To overdo an especially lurid and tasteless news story or investigative report so as to add overtones of sensationalism or tastelessness.

e.g., That I-team report this past week seems to be rather foxed-up, don't you think?

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

foxed - For a project that has been given a cease and desist order or otherwise stepped on (most commonly by the owners of an intellectual property that has been "borrowed"). The term originates with a mod for Doom based on the Alien movies. FOX Entertainment quashed the project with both feet.

e.g., I wouldn't do that... you're going to get Foxed.

submitted by BitRaiser

foxtrot oscar - Fuck Off. From NATO phonetic alphabet. Motto of my recruit course.

e.g., "Clean that latrine." "Foxtrot oscar."

submitted by The Puffin - (www)

foxy morons - A "dumb blond" or the like? Someone who's very attractive, so and "intelligence" doesn't matter. | foxymoron: An attractive but intellectually vacant person, especially female.

e.g., Their very lack of smarts can make the foxy moron very appealing. | "How did you get on with your blind date last night?" "She looked great, but meeting at the theatre was a big mistake. She's, like, a foxymoron."

submitted by Paul Edic | hedgewizard - (www)

fpoon - A utensil comprised of part fork, part spoon; the opposite of spork.

e.g., "...and these noodles come with a handy fpoon, so you can eat them on the run."

submitted by Jamie Bowen

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