Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fuffenscheit


At Brown Owls last night, someone asked me what my blog name was and I felt that I should explain to them why I call it fuffenscheit. Then I realised I don't think I have ever explained on the blog what the fuffenscheit is all about. So what the hell:

When my J was about one and a half, he was an avid ABC Kids watcher. One day he started asking over and over again for a particular show, saying "Wanna watch fuffenscheit, wanna watch fuffenscheit" Except he pronounced it fuffen- shoyt with a strong Aussie drawl. Me and the luthier could not figure it out, what was this show he was so damn keen on?

This went on for some weeks before it all became clear. One Sunday arvo, the Luthier sat on the couch, frustratedly flicking through the channels, muttering "I'm not watching this, what is this fuckin' shite..."

Dunno what it was but it obviously sounded pretty good to J.

So fuffenscheit went into common Smith household usage and came to mean just 'stuff and whatever". That's my blog, just Smith stuff and whatever.

6 comments:

Loz and Dinny said...

Gold. Phil you have clearly inspired your offspring to great linguistic heights. I like.

Ames and Tash said...

I am still laughing about this - what a fantastic story! You never know, the term might catch on.

Isis said...

Perfect. seriously that is the best story i've heard this year

:D

Fer (checking in when I can) said...

Priceless, thanks for making me giggle!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That's made my fuffen day !

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

That's hilarious. Thought it was going to be some worthy German phrase...