Saturday, April 6, 2013

F is for Fink and Floozy

This is the first of at least four posts where I couldn’t decide on a word so I took two! I can do things like that because I’m awesome and also, occasionally indecisive. It’s okay. It’s endearing.

Fink is a noun from the 1950s used to describe a tattle tale. Fink was possible one of the worst things to be called in elementary school.

Floozy is a noun from the 1910s that describes a loose woman. Not a prostitute mind you, just easy.

Man that felt a little awkward to write.

I’m not sure when I first heard floozy but fink was something I remember from elementary school. Cries of “You fink,” could be heard around the playground every once in a while and when it was shouted out, you knew that there was going to be trouble. Nowadays, people use the word “snitch” or “rat” to describe a tattle tale. And in middle school anyway no one wants to be the fink. There is an unspoken rule amongst the teenagers - you don’t tell on people. End of story.

Ashleigh is fond of using floozy to describe women she thinks dress a little too provocative or act too suggestive. Mostly I hear her apply this term to actresses and models. I’ve never heard her use it in reference to a person she knows. Ashleigh is very modest in dress and behavior and, honestly, is a bit old fashioned (like me). And I’m okay with it.

Example: Fancy that fink, Fred, Frenching Florence from the fifth floor! Frankly, she’s a floozy; fortunately, Fabio fired them both!

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21 comments:

  1. Love it. Never heard of Fink, but Floozy. I seem to have heard that word from time to time. I'm hoping they weren't referring to moi!

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  2. I love the word floozy. It's so descriptive!

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  3. CLIENT I have a client at work called Fnk. I giggle every time they call.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  4. Fink isn't a word I've heard before. But it is very descriptive. I'm going to have to remember that one.

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  5. I've heard both words before and I have used floozy to describe an ex female friend of mine!

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  6. Wow I do not think I have heard either of those words in years.

    Came by from Tales of the Reborn Crafter

    http://talesofthereborncrafter.blogspot.com/

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  7. Interesting words - both of them - i had heard floozy but had not looked it up - was perhaps waiting for your post

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  8. Good words - I haven't heard or used them in a while. Good reasoning on using two words. :-) That is exactly why I did it myself...lol.

    Charlie @ The Semi-Retired Gamer

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    1. I might end up with more double days than I predicted! So many slang terms that I am falling in love with!!

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  9. Great words!

    www.wearinglemon.blogspot.com

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  10. I have never heard the word fink - I love it!

    Jaime at Awakenings and Reflections

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  11. I'm glad you included both. Those are both great! I haven't heard either of them in a long time.

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  12. Haven't heard these in a while. Imagine how bad it would be to be a fink and a floozy.

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    1. Jeesh! Get a floozy fink into the slammer and I'm sure fur will fly!!

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  13. Delightful post. I haven't heard "fink" since well since I was a kid. "Rat fink!" thankfully never at me. Of course not, I was a sweet girl. snort.

    I'm AtoZing at
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    1. I've heard it as rat fink before too...mostly in mobster movies, "You rat fink, you!"

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  14. Generational words / funny
    heard both
    Fink was still around when we were kids
    there was a rat fink doll (tho who would want one)

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  15. Well then... I guess I know a lot of finks :)

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  16. That example is awesome. I wonder how fast I could say it.

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    1. I can't even say it fast once!! Good luck!

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  17. In Dublin, we have a statue which is the human version of the river liffey that flows through the city, it's affectionately named 'the floozy in the jacuzzi...'

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