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Offline SleepyArcher

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FOP's in Arizona
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:21:59 AM »
Lord Fondlebottom is trying to plan a trip out to Arizona. Has there or are there FOPs out there? Will he be the only one? Plans are coming together for March 8-9. Hopefully as time gets nearer plans will be solidified. Cheap airline tickets right now.
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Re: FOP's in Arizona
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 09:11:25 AM »
I am sorry if this is an obvious question, but what is an FOP?

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Re: FOP's in Arizona
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 10:30:41 AM »
I have only visited Arizona a few times and never saw any.  But you two would be a great addition to their faire.
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Re: FOP's in Arizona
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 12:33:21 AM »
Amara:The word "fop" is first recorded in 1440, and for several centuries just meant a fool of any kind; the OED notes first use with the meaning of "one who is foolishly attentive to and vain of his appearance, dress, or manners; a dandy, an exquisite" in 1672.[1] An early example of the usage is in the restoration drama "The Soldier's Fortune", in which a woman dismisses a potential suitor by saying "Go, you are a fop.

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Fop became a pejorative term for a foolish man overly concerned with his appearance and clothes in 17th century England. Some of the very many similar alternative terms are: "coxcomb", fribble, "popinjay" (meaning "parrot"), fashion-monger, and "ninny". "Macaroni" was another term, of the 18th century, more specifically concerned with fashion.
A modern-day fop may also be a reference to a foolish person who is overly concerned about his clothing and incapable of engaging in intellectual conversations, activities or thoughts.
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Re: FOP's in Arizona
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 02:27:27 PM »
I am aware of those meanings for the word "fop". I was wondeting if "FOP" was an acronym or abbreviation for something else since I have not seen it all capitolized before.

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Re: FOP's in Arizona
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 12:01:46 PM »
The Fops were also a performing group at MNRF for close to ten years, so it may be more of a regional thing. Each new season they would come out with new outlandish outfits, usually color coordinated with each other(see link below). They sometimes played at being the "Royal Fashion Consultants".

http://mrffriends.org/pages_groups/fops.html
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 12:04:18 PM by groomporter »
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