Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

On Being Cool and Groovy

Me: So how was your day?
Mom: Nothing went right today. I didn't get much done. It was a total fustercluck.
Me: What? Wha...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa! *chokes on own spit* Do you mean clusterfuck?
Mom: OH! Um...yeah.
Me: I like your version better.
Mom: Me too.

So from now on 'fustercluck' is an official word to be used by 74 year olds when their day goes to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.

13 comments:

Ern said...

OMG, I love that! It's going to be my new "frick". :)

PS: Your mom sounds like lots of fun!

Sharkey said...

That's perfect! I, too, would like to adopt it, but I can totally see it now . . .

"That was such a fust--(wait, is that right?)...clus--(no, that's definitely wrong)...fustercluck!"

At that point, it kinda loses its impact.

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eclectic said...

Fustercluck!!! Love it!!

Geggie said...

I've been using clusterfuck for easily going on 12 years. I like this spin on it.

By the way, when the day (or project, or whatever) isn't over yet and it's not getting better, it's a CFIP. Clusterfuck in progress.

kalki said...

Love it! Although it makes me think of a frustrated chicken....

lawyerchik said...

Great word! Good to add to the lexicon of almost-swearing once in a while to prevent things from getting stale! :)

eclectic said...

OK, I thought of Yoshi immediately -- go to runjenrun.com and watch the video -- hilarious! A siamese cat totally back-talking to her mommy!! She looks so much like Yoshi -- even the ears! I had to come over and tell you.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

I'm appropriating for the 50-year-old set, if you don't mind.

mrtl said...

that's awesome! lol

east village idiot said...

Okay. That one takes the cake!

JP said...

Oh muck fe that's funny!!!

Robin said...

i love it too!! clusterfuck was getting old anyway, I'll be glad to have a new word!