GFY Glossary

Did you ever wonder where some of the parodies originated, or stumble upon a word we use that some of Fug Nation seems to know but you don’t? We are here for you with this handy guide to GFY speak — which is very much a work in progress, so please, check back here as needed, and if what you’re looking for is missing then please let us know.

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Boobs Legsly: A nickname for Blake Lively, originating from the period of time when Blake would go out of the house wearing cleavtacular outfits that also showed a lot of leg, in opposition to the traditional advice to show either boobs or legs but not both (like so). As of this writing, she seems to have reined in this habit, but she also proudly does not use a stylist, so anything could happen.

Bootaloons: 1) Boots that come so high up the thigh that they might as well be pants — and are often deployed as such; 2) a boots/pants combination that APPEARS as though it’s pants that have boots on the end, like footie pajamas. A garment we have yet to see for REAL in the wild, but the prospect of it looms terrifying.

Britney Spears: See GFY Britney.

Bull true: a terrible line from Country Strong, which became a Fug favorite after we wrote a recap of that fromage-fest.

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Carte Blanchett: a play on the phrase “carte blanche” — which Merriam-Webster defines as “permission to do something in any way you choose to do it” — originally coined on Twitter by brilliant Fug National @thelemonofpink, meaning that we tend to give Cate Blanchett a lot of leeway in the crazy stuff she wears because she can pull off crazy more often than other people, because she’s Cate Blanchett. First used in this post.

Celebrity Stockholm Syndrome: the effect through which, after continued persistence or exposure, we eventually come to love somebody or their style that we previously did not. A good example is Chloe Sevigny, whose clothes mostly exasperated us — the media’s absurd booty-smooching of her alleged elevated sense of fashion drove us mental, and was one of the many things that spurred this site’s existence — until she was so awesome on Big Love and everything thereafter, which made her relentless nuttery seem so much more tolerably amusing. Others: Solange Knowles, Bai Ling.

Cougar Town-ing: Our term for when you sample a show by only watch the snippet  that your DVR accidentally records after another show. For example, when Cougar Town was on after Modern Family, we watched the first two Cougars and didn’t like them; thereafter, we checked in on it only by watching the 30 seconds of it that always ended up on the tail end of the Modern Family recording. And those 30 seconds were always enough to convince us that we were correct in never watching any more than that. Can be spelled “cougartowning” or “CougarTowning” or however you like. Sample usage: “I have been Cougar Town-ing Sean Saves The World and it makes my brain want to escape through my ear.”

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Daily Mail (I Know) or DMIK: This is Fug Nation’s shorthand way to acknowledge that we’re aware the Daily Mail is not an unimpeachable, intellectual (or particularly) classy source of information. (That we nonetheless read.) For example, “I read in the DMIK that Kate and Wills spent all weekend choreographing interpretative dance routines to the Spice Girls.”

Drunkface: This began as a nickname for AnnaLynne McCord (the 90210 reboot), who looks totally normal in motion but used to look hammered in her photos, be they red-carpet or promotional or otherwise. She more or less cured that, but the name stuck, and can now be applied to any person who looks artificially, actually, or avoidably (as on a magazine or poster) sloshed.

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Entry Level Cartier: A beloved Fug National, whose name was inspired by a story that came out about a new watch belonging to Kate Middleton, which was snootily referred to in said article as “very much an entry level Cartier.” It’s considered the apex of the Kate Effect — i.e., when you start buying things because Kate has them. (Like Corkswoons) — if you crack and buy an Entry Level Cartier.

Ellipsis dress: an outfit which inspires speechlessness or a particular ineloquence, as in, “That’s… I can’t… But maybe? But… What is… Hmm.”

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Fetch: See “Make Fetch Happen.”

Fictional English Mini-Series: Born out of a post where Helena Bonham Carter wore a hat that made her look like a “somewhat barmy but wickedly fun hostess at a weekend-long house party in the English countryside in the 30s,” this is an imaginary book/mini-series which has grown to include a variety of celebrities and incredibly detailed plot twists and turns including Hitler, time travel, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s character nobly sacrificing his own life in a fire.

Fug/Fugly: We have a FAQ page for this one, but it belongs here, too. Basically, if you learned this word in college, you probably heard it as a contraction of “f**king ugly.” We prefer “fantastically ugly,” for sanitized purposes, and we define it as a self-inflicted state: the often terrible things celebrities adorn themselves with, or other flagrant crimes they commit against their DNA, in the name of fashion and beauty.

Fug the Fromage: Our term for recapping deliciously cheesy movies or made-for-TV movies. Here is a link to the archive.

Fug Madness: our annual bracketology contest, held concurrently with March Madness, in which Fug Nation votes to determine the year’s fugliest celeb. Learn more at the Fug Madness FAQ, and relieve past Madnesses at the Fug Madness Wall of Fame.

Fug Nation: The devastatingly attractive and brilliant community of Go Fug Yourself readers. We dedicated our first YA novel, Spoiled, to Fug Nation.

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Get-A-Grip Friend: This is exactly what it sounds like, as in, a person in your entourage who is not afraid to take you by the shoulders, look you in the eyes, and say, “You have lost your mind and nobody should wear a meat dress, ever, you bacteria-courting crackpot.” Seen in our first novel, SPOILED, as well as our second, MESSY, but first used by Jessica in conversation many years ago. The first usage on GFY — we think — was in this 2008 post about (aptly) The Hills.

GFY Britney: Remember that famous “Letter of Truth” she wrote, years ago? And its progeny? So do we. And on the occasions that we do feature Britney, we like to touch back on that memory, because it was a great one from a simpler time. Seriously, does no one write letters of truth anymore? Are they Tweets of Truth now? E-mails of Truth? It’s a lost art… but we will keep it on life support. Because in our minds, Britney is always and forever not a girl but not yet a woman, waiting for Justin. The Broadway play, in fact, will be called Waiting For Justin, and will be set on a bench outside Starbucks.

GFY J.Lo: The parody was borne of the “Jenny From The Block”-era J.Lo who was trying so hard to convince the world that she was regular despite all evidence to the contrary (much of which she helpfully explained to us through song). In other words, a somewhat deluded and self-impressed J.Lo. Then she married Marc Anthony and suddenly decided she was going to become a Spanish-language sensation. We ended up, over time, organically rolling all that together into a J.Lo who is self-absorbed, certain she is all things to all people, and deeply obsessed with Ben Affleck and the fact that he dared to have a life and career after their breakup. Her “Hola Lovers” salutation comes from actual tweets by Jennifer Lopez, and was, in fact, her first-ever tweet.

GFY Kanye: Our faux-Mr. West came from back when he blogged, rather than Tweeted, and did so almost exclusively in all-caps. Of course, now his occasional Twitter rants are also in that style, so it needs less explanation. We have him rhyming a lot because, well, rhyming is fun — it’s the idea that GFY Kanye fancies himself such an artistic force that he’s constantly trying to think in lyrics, which we feel like Actual Kanye probably wants us to think is true anyway.

GFY Karl: There may BE no explaining this parody. It’s our version of Karl Lagerfeld, and it is purely interpretive.

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Hilarrible: A mash-up of “hilarious” and “terrible.”

Hola Lovers: a salutation that Real Jennifer Lopez has used on her Twitter feed, which we naturally appropriated as part of our parody. For more, see GFY J.Lo.

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Intern George: If you have ever wondered how we happened upon the conceit that George Clooney is our intern — he never comes to work — here is the origin story. Longtime readers also remember that George used to answer our mail – with hugs, primarily — but we don’t get as much hilarious/hate mail as we used to (which is fine; please don’t send us any), giving George even MORE time to flarg around Lake Como drinking Aperol Spritzes and not earning his non-existent college credit.

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Jennifer Lopez: See GFY J.Lo.

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Kanye West: See GFY Kanye.

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LAMB Syndrome: the disease that causes a celebrity to wear something that demands, “Look At My Bra.” We do love a syndrome.

Lohan Syndrome: the condition of being a child star who goes totally, willfully, wastefully off the rails. As in, “Gee, those Fanning sisters sure have avoided Lohan Syndrome.”

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“Make fetch happen”: In Mean Girls, Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) keeps using the word “fetch” as an adjective, and Rachel McAdams’ Regina George finally turns to her and snaps and says, “Stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen. It’s NEVER going to happen.” We respectfully cite that glorious moment to describe either: a celebrity who seems to be trying really hard, possibly in vain, to become A Big Deal. It can also be applied to particular trends that are being pushed but not catching on, or really to any situation in which fruitless efforts are being exerted with cheerful repetition.

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NAB: an acronym for Needs A Bracelet.

NABB: an acronym for Needs A Better Bracelet.

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Pacey: Joshua Jackson’s role on Dawson’s Creek, on which he was often the only character we didn’t want to drown in said creek. Pacey Witter was a snarky, swoon-y delight, and it is possible that poor Josh Jackson will be referred to as “Pacey” for the rest of his (or, at least, our) life, we loved him so. See also: people who mostly refer to Matthew Perry as “Chandler.” We might be those people as well.

Pantalunacy: the deployment of pants that defies reason and logic and aesthetics.

PANTS WHAT: Similar to pantalunacy, but an expression of bewilderment brought on by insane attire that robs us of coherent thought. Can be adapted to “SHIRT WHAT” and “SHOES WHAT,” etc.

Peldon, Blonde and Brown: Also known as Courtney Peldon and Ashley Peldon, respectively, these sisters were the original inexplicable invited guests with noteworthy bad taste. They were red-carpet staples at the time of this site’s founding, in 2004, despite boasting very few recognizable credits, and they never wasted an opportunity to look mad as pants. They’ve since faded away after Brown attempted a career as a perfumer, and we hear Courtney — who once dated Crispin Glover, a.k.a. George McFly — now works as a talent agent. Their archive is a treasure, and a relic of a more terrible, wonderful time; here are some other pictures, posted in celebration of our 10,000th post (scroll past the book stuff to see them).

piano picture: This refers to any particularly cool, memorable, beautiful, or funny photograph that we imagine the celebrity subject then frames and sticks on their Baby Grand for posterity. It derives from our exhaustive royals coverage — particularly of Will and Kate, and their various exotic adventures abroad (I almost wrote “erotic” and actually I suspect that is true also). Examples: W&K at Uluru, or this classic of her with George, of which she is rumored to have obtained a copy (although this one of Wills kissing George’s head is great too).

pizza: One day, worn out from discussing the nuances of naked dresses — or The Sheers — we decided to discuss pizza instead. It’s become a kind of code, or even a safe word, for dresses that insist on prolonging that tiresome trend.

polterwang: a term for that time when a lady’s clothes bunch and pull so unattractively that it goes beyond Ye Olde Cameltoe, and gives the impression of a phantom man-package.

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Rapid Beaver: a typo that became a nickname for Sharon Stone. Jessica was trying to use the phrase “rabid beaver” to describe her outfit, but the typo was funny enough that it stuck.

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Scrolldown fug: when an outfit (or an entire look) starts out fine, and then deteriorates the further down you go. Here is one example, although we have a whole archive of them as well.

Stabby: Our term for when we’re feeling a little ragey and fed up and… well, stabby. Example usage: The Americans getting no major Emmy nominations for its first season makes me SO STABBY.

SWINTON: our nickname for the estimable, formidable Tilda — caps required. It started with a seat at a Lacoste show at Fashion Week marked only “SWINTON,” and even though she did not show up and sit in it, we decided it is the only proper way to refer to her. Hell, maybe the seat even belonged to some other Swinton, but to us there is no other, and so SWINTON she will always be. Auto-correct wants us to change it to “WINTON,” by the way, as if THAT makes any sense. Auto-correct has no respect.

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Tami Taylor: our occasional name for actress Connie Britton, after the beloved and memorable name of her Friday Night Lights character.

“THE PATTERN IS BABIES.”: A phrase we sometimes use for when we cannot quite believe our eyes (for lack of a better explanation). It originated with a Gucci dress worn at the 2016 Emmys, which… y’all, the pattern really IS babies. Someone in the comments joked — or not — that they’d enjoy it if that became a general exclamation of incredulity, and so a glossary entry was born.

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Uterine Secret: Our little epithet for whether someone is hiding a pregnancy.

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WAG: A term we did not make up, but which we use, to refer to the wives-and-girlfriends of English footballers, who hang together while their husbands play. Posh was of course the biggest and the best WAG there was.

Widow Longoria, The: Eva Longoria’s first major appearance after her split from Tony Parker involved a tremendously glum black frock, prompting us to dub the newly single actress “The Widow Longoria.” It has stuck.

Wine Cardigan: Inspired by Olivia Pope on Scandal, a wine cardigan is a large cosy wrap one wears while drinking and a) quietly suffering; b) drunk-dialing your illicit lover; c) drunk-dialing your parents; d) drunk-dialing some other dude who won’t ever really take the place of your illicit lover; e) plotting; f) staring into middle distance vacantly.

Words/WORDS: When Jessica writes her posts, she uses “words words words” as a place-holder for the copy when she is placing the art. For years, she worried that eventually she would screw up and accidentally publish a post that merely said, “WORDS.” Of course, this eventually did happen (and then happened AGAIN and we left it as proof), and now “words” or its even more irritated compadre, “WORDS,” is GFY slang for, “This is so terrible that I can’t even say anything about it.”

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Comments (185):

  1.  Gypsy Danger

    Noted Kook

    This is a great idea! I will be back if I think of more :)

  2. Esther

    My favorite GFY injoke is missing: Intern George!

    • Kristen Bryant

      SERIOUSLY! I *only* looked in the glossary to ensure that Gorgeous Intern George was included, and *gasp* HE. WAS. NOT. For shame, GFY. FOR SHAME.

      • Kristen Bryant

        Oh, wait, he’s there now. Never mind. #EmilyLitella

        • Heather

          It’s a work in progress! We also want it to be crowdsourced, so rather than put a bunch of stuff in right away, we wanted to see what people want.

          •  hillary l.

            Intern George’s letters light up my life. THANK YOU for linking to those, wouldn’t have found them otherwise.

  3. Fiona

    SWINTON, indeed.
    Also: Boobs Legsly (one of my favorites)

  4. vinniepop

    Love the idea of a glossary! Some suggestions to add: PANTS WHAT, Imaginary Rock Bands, English Country House Party Murder Movie

  5. Abbe

    Equal parts helpful and hilarious. It deeply satisfies my scholar geek. Maybe you could have readers mail in related words on little pieces of paper and you could emerge with your own Fugsford Fanglish Dictionary.

  6. Marte

    I read Intern George’s origin post, and thus started a journey back to older, more innocent times, when mismatched clothing was most vexing, and vaginasling, sheer and Miley’s toungue were yet to be let loose upon the people. Good times, good times…

  7.  Charlene

    Yes!! What’s Drunkface about please?

  8. Stephanie

    Love this! Related to J-Lo, the uninitiated may want to know more about her vampire ex-husband Marc Anthony.

  9. Stephanie

    Hmmm, shouldn’t Peldon be in there somewhere? Or has she finally given up?

  10. Minutiae

    I think get-a-grip friend needs to be added here, too. I love the glossary, though!

  11. Kris

    GFY Karl Lagerfeld needs to be in here somewhere.

  12. janet

    Fug Madness

  13. azqueenie

    Thanks for linking back to the Intern George origin story! I didn’t realize where that came from. And he is a slacker in the interning department, isn’t he? :)

  14. JenLWB

    Look into pants!!

  15. TonyG

    I know this seems obvious, but I did not know what fug was when someone pointed me to your site; they had to to tell me it was short for fashion ugly. But if you think it’s too obvious, I understand.

    •  HelenBackAgain

      Huh. All this time I’ve been thinking the “f” was for something a little more… um… risqué, shall we say.

      • Heather

        It is. The actual origin of “fugly” is “f**king ugly.” We say “fantastically ugly” because we’re such nice ladies. ;) And we define it as a self-inflicted state. I will add!

  16. Stefanie

    Holy smokes I have been coming here for a long ass time! I remember when Intern George showed up!

  17. Stefanie

    Oh and our mascot and future savior Bai Ling needs a page.

    • Jane

      This^^^^ I’d never heard of her before I started coming here and I never see her anywhere else, so, as far as I’m concerned, the FugGirls invented her!

    • Lux

      Band-Aids of truth for life.

  18. TonyG

    Maybe a sub-category defining character nick-names that you use for some stars.

    I don’t watch a lot of the shows you guys do (::clutch pearls::). So even though I am a longish-time site visitor, I still don’t catch all the references.

    Also, an entry on the English (as in British) fanfic novel.

  19. Hansen

    Scrolldown fug!

  20. Rita

    A second on Fug Madness! Maybe with the prior winners listed?

  21. HKS

    Maybe Pacey? Only for those people who might be confused why Joshua Jackson is only referred to as his most amazing character ever? (I think I just explained it). I mean, he bought her a wall.

  22. Megan

    Pantalunacy – a personal fave!

  23. Megan

    Nicknames like “Noted Crackpot, Carol Alt” and any others that you’ve made up and have stuck. I don’t know if it should be filed under N for nickname, C for crackpot or A for Alt.

  24. Blair Warner

    Brown Peldon! As in, my favourite line ever written on this blog: “Brown Peldon needn’t look so proud of her skirt.”

    Also: Aunt Fugly.

    Yay for the glossary and remembering the good old days!

  25. Steph J

    carte blanchett! :)

  26. Elizabeth E.

    Bull true!

  27. Fannny__Trollope

    The beans!

  28. Elizabeth E.

    Or Kind Touching (basically, something from the always brilliant Fug the Fromages)…

  29. ohsohappy

    Oh my gosh! Or better yet… I defer to all caps…OH MY GOSH!! I have laughed myself into onehelluvan asthma attack. And loving every wheezing minute it. The scrolldown fugs were hysterical. Really.

    And by the way, HelenBackAgain, the boy is home this weekend and it’s all laughter. I do believe I will still be smiling upon his departure this time. Maybe thru tears, but really GOOD tears. :D

  30. JanetP

    “Her ‘Hola Lovers’ salutation comes from actual tweets by Jennifer Lopez, and was, in fact, her first-ever tweet.”

    hahahahahahahahahaha ………… and here I thought you made it up for utter ridiculousness!

  31.  PeggyT


    I’m not sure where I was when that debuted, but I CANNOT find the origin. And I have spent many a cartoon looking.

    • Heather

      Which was this in response to?

      • Sajorina

        I think that people started writing “This” under comments they agreed with, like saying “This is what I would’ve said in my comment, but this person already said it, so why repeat it”! It happens a lot and I have no idea who did it first!

  32. Lori

    Just last week I voiced aloud my concern that my ill-fitting jeans looked polterwangy. My family all scratched their heads and said “huh?”

    Got rid of the jeans, but not my affection for my favorite GFY term.

  33. Mavis

    Wasn’t there a relatively new term for the really terrible nude shoes? BSS – Boring Shoe Syndrome – or somesuch?

    • Ranee Singleton

      Yes, I forgot about BSS.

    • Squirrel!

      SOBS — Same Old Boring Shoes, in reference to (platform) nude pumps. Oh, that reminds me — what about “shooves”?

      • BlueMoon

        I believe “shooves” were those horrendous shoes designed by someone or other that looked like horse hooves and were popular for a minute.

  34. HKS

    I might be missing this, but is there a link to this glossary on the main/home page? I looked at the bottom, top, and sides and can’t find it. Or are you waiting until you feel it’s finished before creating a link?

  35. Sajorina

    I thought of a few:

    S→ STABBY!
    M→ My New Band Name (someone must have a list)
    V→ Vagina Sling
    F→ Fug Compound
    B→ Body Shaming (what people shouldn’t be doing here)
    S→ SOBS
    G→ GFY mascot Courtney Peldon (or do we need a new one?)
    B→ Bootaloons
    F→ Freaky Fug Friday
    R→ Rando
    I→ “It has everything…” (Stefon *sniff*)
    C→ “Couldn’t help but wonder…”
    R→ Retrospectfug
    O→ Olympian Abs ;D
    L→ Letterman Dumpster (where have you gone?)
    F→ “Flames… on the side of my face…”
    H→ Hilarrible
    F→ Fug the Fromage
    C→ Crotchtacular

    If I think of more, I’ll post again!

    • Sajorina

      I thought of 2 more:

      S→ Sassy Gay Friend
      L→ “Look at your life, look at your choices”

      • Janie

        Yes, please, bootaloons! I can’t tell you how much that picture of Lenny Kravitz made me laugh and it has actually come up a couple of times with some starlets choices of pants/shoes. (Really I just want a quick link to that post…)

  36.  Charlotte

    I just feel like diet coke and sandwiches need a mention as GFY staple foods

  37.  Charlotte

    Choosing yourself, as it is referenced so much

    Phoebe Price may need her own place

  38. Linda

    What about GOOP??

  39. TonyG

    I am loving the glossary already, especially finding out about The Peldons, Blonde and Brown. I am so dense though. I thought their parents, perhaps hippies, named them Blonde and Brown. I’ll go to the corner and sit with my dunce hat now.

  40. Ranee Singleton

    “Crotchtacular” and “Nips Akimbo” are two phrases that come to mind. I am sure to remember others. Oh, and didn’t Kim K wear something called “sweggings”?

  41. Welshy

    I’ve been reading long enough to know who/what most are, but no idea who Charo is!

    • JenLWB

      Me too! Just a face that pops up annually to me.

      •  Julie

        Then clearly you are too young to have watched The Love Boat as a kid!

        • Welshy

          I just figured she must be more famous in the US than over here (UK), like someone else above I don’t always recognise some of the faces on here, but have come to recognise them! Always an enjoyable read in any case :)

          • Welshy

            Just looked her up (don’t know why I never bothered before). Yes I missed that by a couple of years, but her wikipedia picture is brilliant!

    • Janie

      Charo is crying somewhere… :)

  42. RLB

    Isn’t there a *relatively* new acronym or syndrome or both for the boring shoe problem?

  43.  kz.

    I’ve been coming here such a long time that my very favorite GFY glossary term hasn’t been deployed for years. Does anyone else remember the classic GFY nickname for Kirsten Dunst, “Dr. Sunken Tits” (actually an anagram for her name)? It still makes me chortle out loud when I occasionally think of it. Of course, our now-beloved Kiki has come a long, long way from that era.

    • Jessica

      We didn’t even make that one up — that’s courtesy of a poster on Fametracker (RIP)!

  44. Big Noise

    Surely you’ll have an entry for Lady Timberbiel (your nickname for Jessica Biel after she married Justin Timberlake).

  45. Carol

    awww man…I missed the day Jessica (finally) accidentally published a post with “WORDS” in it. Dang it.

    But I love this glossary!

  46. Jane

    Love it !!

  47. Daphne

    Pants what?
    Everyone looks hotter in sunglasses

  48. Mo

    Maybe cheesecake on the lanai or even Zbornak (that would give us a Z entry).

    • Tess 

      “Going Full Zbornak”!

      • camille

        I just referred to a coworker of mine (who is in her 20s, btw) as going Full Zbornak today and NOBODY UNDERSTANDS ME and I wish there was a definition in here I could point them to.

  49. Eliza Bennett

    FNC-Fug Nation Compound
    Droncho (and all other poncho compound words)

  50.  Noel

    Do More With Your Feet
    WTF Carpet

    I could’ve sworn I came across a Helena Bonham Carter/HBC nickname or something somewhere…

  51. Mavis

    Ooh! Ooh! Princess Sadface!

  52. nmml

    I have been reading GFY for 7 (WHAT) years, and this is my first comment. That’s how important the glossary is to me.

    I humbly suggest:

    Formal Shorts
    Leggings (As in…”Leggings are not pants!!”)
    Eurovision (I had never heard of this before GFY)

    Also, I just went back through like 4-5 years of archives to figure out if you guys ever coined an official term for starlets who DON’T HEM THEIR G-D PANTS, but I don’t think you did–at least not that I can find? Coin one retroactively for the footless wonders?

  53. Az

    I think “Celebrity Tanorexia Terror Watch” needs to be in there somewhere…

    •  Sarah

      I was thinking of that, as well. Also, isn’t there a Carson Daly-type Anorexia watch meter, as well? For men? Something like that?

  54. Julia

    I was just going through the archives for your Fictional British Miniseries, and found that you yourselves have already assigned B. Cumberbatch his love interest: Sofia Vergara, as “a flamboyant coffee heiress with a dark secret who falls in love with the Poor But Noble And Very Very Good-Looking Village Doctor Who Saves Her When a Horse Throws Her During a Fox Hunt And She’s Almost Eaten By Foxes!” Which is going to be brilliant.

    From this page:

  55. Ellen

    If you are going to have Tami Taylor, you should also have Lucky Spencer.

  56. Jamie

    My faves that are missing:
    - might be my next band’s name
    - Letterman Dumpster
    - Harry & Pippa love story
    - figure skating costumes
    - Kidman should stay a red head
    - Fug the Cover
    - Attempts to recreate Michelle Williams’ mustard colored Oscar dress
    - Noted crackpot Carol Alt
    - needs lipstick/red lip
    - Look into pants

    • Legally_Blonde

      Look into pants is now something my husband says all the time! Another GFY convert.

  57. EileenOh

    NBS – Needs Better Shoes

  58. Caitlin Jurassic Park Bahr

    Don’t forget Princess Sadface and Princess Shinylocks!

  59. Fiona

    +1′s for Letterman Dumpster, Princess Sadface, and Kind Touching/Fug the Fromage

  60. Ben

    This is the most glorious of all the things.

  61. Vicky

    This list – and all the comments / suggestions after it – have MADE MY DAY. So many good memories!

    (Also, I remember first joining Fug Nation sometime in ’07, and seriously thinking that maybe you had an intern named George… Took a few months to figure it out. ha ha)

  62. Sandra

    Look Into Pants

    Tights Are Not Pants

    Hot Harry Monday

  63. cilla

    I’m thrilled to see that one of my favourites, La Lopez, features in the “J” section. Mustn’t forget Bat Assfleck/ Blah Batfleck/ Ben Plugfleck/ Stalkfleck/ Whatfleck/ Spermfleck…

  64. Jen S 2.0

    Where is GOOP?!

  65. SI

    You should add the Dumpster! It took me a full two minutes of my own research to sort that one out…

  66. Alison

    Why isn’t there a link to the GFY glossary on the front page?

    • Heather

      Because, sadly, we don’t get to crack into our own HTML and the people who do that keep telling us they don’t have time to update the site at all.

      •  HelenBackAgain

        Maybe try yelling at them? It worked for me when my phone was out for nine days once. I didn’t do it on purpose, I just lost it, mainly due to sheer panic (I was job-hunting at the time), but they sent someone in half an hour.

        Anyway, would you please add “WAG”? I have no idea what that means.

  67. a

    What is a WAG?! I don’t have time to go through ALL the archives to figure it out for myself….

  68.  lor

    WAG and crotchtacular – add pls!

  69. Louise

    LOVE THIS! I know we don’t see her around much, but one of my favs was Raccoon McPantsless.

    • Louise

      OMG I wish you had a ‘delete your comment’ button. I confused a Celebitchy-ism with a GFY-ism. *hangs head in shame*

  70. Jessie

    You the Jury deserves an entry!

  71. Leeski

    I can’t believe I only just found out that Brown Peldon’s name is not actually Brown!

  72. Diana

    What is a wine cardigan? I must know, it sounds like something I would love with all my heart. (Because it combines two things I love with all my heart.)

  73. Sparky

    I miss the Peldons. No, really, I do!

    I wish they would come to the opening of an envelope somewhere in some outdated 90′s outfit stolen from a Sophie B. Hawkins video. It would give me LIFE.

  74. Janet

    I have a new one to add:
    Casket Ready or Casket Fresh (
    As in something that looks good from the front, but is a disaster in the back

  75. ShannonG

    Seriously, please tell us WHAT A WINE CARDIGAN IS.

  76. Susannah

    I second (third? fourth?) the request for a definition of “wine cardigan”.

  77. Helen

    Wine cardigan? Of course I understand the concept in a general sense, but is there an Apartment Pants-like pop culture reference here of which I’m not aware?

  78. Kirsty

    This is brilliant! Dr Sunkentits always used to have me sniggering at my computer at work, but I can’t remember where it came from! xx

  79. Grace

    I know it is gone but it should not be forgotten. THE LETTERMAN DUMPSTER.

  80. Christine

    I LOVE THIS! I was wondering if “resting bitchface” should be in here. But maybe you guys didn’t coin it.

  81. Kate

    Band-aids of truth.

    That is all.

  82. Tracy


  83. Norene

    I would love for you to add an entry about Princess Anne being a Agatha Christie-eque detective. Somehow I missed it’s introduction and need to get caught up!

  84. Michelle

    The Queen vs. her Rug?

    • Kathleen

      Yes, I’m dying to know how that started! Do you hate the rug? Does the queen hate the rug? Is it just the bowing posture that makes it look like the rug is being inspected?

  85. sacchrainkiss

    You should add boob wrangler and boobs askimbo. I have actually used those in conversation (and gotten funny looks)

  86. Katrina

    Entry Level Cartier?

  87. Megan

    Motion to create and add “skants” in reference to Beyonce’s skirt-pants here:, and other similar types of garments. They are skirt-pants and we look at them askance.

  88. MissMo

    You must expound upon The Princess Anne Mysteries Diaries!!! Please do include the link to the mock-up book cover…it was marvellous.

  89.  HKS

    Thank you for adding “Fug the Fromage” with the very helpful link, but could you also do the same for “Fug the Show”? I mean, your recaps of the Shondaland shows alone are enough to warrant it. (I guess it probably really belongs on the bottom under “More Fuggin’ Features” but adding it to the Glossary is likely easier?)

    •  HKS

      Gaaah! I swear I look everywhere on the site before posting a suggestion, but I didn’t see the “TV Recaps” link on the top of the page until the second after I posted.

    • Heather

      Aw, thank you! If you look up at the top of the site, we have a link for “TV Recaps” that’s meant to take you to all our Fug The Show pieces — but we can certainly add it here too!

  90.  fiatluxury

    must definitely add the Princess Anne Mysteries. I seriously want that to be, if not actual truth, then at MINIMUM a good Beeb miniseries.

  91. Katie K

    Oh! You forgot ‘FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE’!

  92. Laura

    What is hoik or hoiking? Seen it twice now.

    • eskimojo

      It’s when a (usually strapless) dress needs to be pulled up to sit better on the chest. Can be an issue for both the large and small boobed.

  93. Norene

    How about TCAs? Google isn’t helpful, because a million things have that acronym. I get the general idea of what’s going on, but I have no idea what is officially is.

  94. Liz

    I honestly did not know until right this minute that “Hola Lovers” came from the real JLo herself. That is incredible.

    I saw someone else in these comments had the same revelation.

  95. DebMc

    I love this glossary! I wonder if you shouldn’t add WRODS to WORDS, as it’s become a staple.

  96.  Meg

    Prince Harry and THE GOAT.

  97. Roberta

    I vote again (is Fug Nation a democracy or a benevolent dictatorship?) for Flames, Flames on the Side of My Face!

  98. Ronni

    I feel like I missed the whole “Pizza” “Pizza and crackers” meaning …

    • eskimojo

      This is recent – the girls are bored with complaining about stupid sheer garments and instead decided to have a discussion about pizza and crackers.

  99. Melissa

    But what in the world does “pizza” mean??

    • Sajorina

      It means pizza! Like instead of saying “I don’t like those shoes with that dress”, you say “I don’t like the toppings on that pizza”!

  100. Third March Sister

    I hope you add Your Afternoon Man, Hot Neville, and Your Afternoon Chats!

    • camille 

      I’ve said “Hot Neville” to people who don’t read the site and they got it instantly. Hot Neville may be a universal?

  101. Jules (The 2nd)

    ^ Those yeah!
    Thanks, I just discovered this, it’s amazing. Wow, the history!
    Mostly because confused about the recent term “pizza,” but now I get it.
    I mean who can talk about “sheer curtains” for 10 years without going into overload.
    Wasn’t there a thing about leggings, “look into pants?”

  102. SaraNoH

    It might be a wee bit premature, since Jenz only just invented it this morning, but I really want Def Con Heidi to be a thing. Please make Def Con Heidi happen! And maybe the entire Fug Threat Level system, too.

    (It’s from the comments on Anne Hathaway’s “dress” here: )

  103. exwindnsea

    I don’t think the glossary includes the queen leticia/ king felipe /electric appliances theme, nor her law & order outfits….? unless I missed it

  104. Sally

    Okay, in a bout of procrastination, I started looking at the Glossary, went to the Intern George first post (I remembered that and what should we do for Heather’s 10 anniversary?), started clicking back and I NEED TO STOP THIS! I HAVE TO FINISH THE CHRISTMAS CARDS AND THE WRAPPING AND THE BAKING! I DO NOT NEED TO GO BACK TO 2006 AND A PANTLESS LINDSAY LOHAN AND A DENIM VESTED ROSIE O’DONNELL (although the Rob Schneider story was funny.)

  105. Denver Guy

    Totally been Cougartowning Black-ish (also after Modern Family), but it looks good and might start watching it for real.

  106.  Susan

    Can you add the origin of “and then Kellan Lutz showed up”? I love the sentiment would love to know how it started. Thanks!

  107. TheBobo

    can you please add “Freaky Fug Friday”…..and also reinstate the same.

  108. Dr Strangelove

    i love the ongoing “Will-Kate-Harry love triangle” fantasy. it is worthy of an entry in your glossary.

  109. Pink Panther

    2 entries required:
    Leggings –> do not equal pants
    Pants –> do not equal leggings

  110. Jillian Faison

    Tragicomic- the perfect adjective for all Kardashian wardrobes

  111.  Sheri

    I’m looking for Drinks With Broads! Any explanations?

    • Jessica

      It’s just a joke — fairly much what it sounds like! It’s a fictional happy hour with ladies we’d like to grab a drink with!

  112. Victoria

    Sad trombone.



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