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The Joy of the Festuche

Not long ago someone suggested to me that I should turn off the ability to leave anonymous comments. I didn't and I won't and the reason is the anonymous comment I got yesterday that is still making me smile. I won't even make you follow a link. Here it is:
Hi - just wanted to comment about your (three year old) entry about the origin about the word "festuche" - my mother (an IBM employee) used it when talking to me last weekend while I was home visiting, and caused quite a dinner table discussion. We broke out the OED and couldn't find it there, and my little brother booted up the computer and tried dictionary.com. Failing that, he googled the term. Imagine my surprise when the usually somber and sullen 22 year old burst out in hysterical laughter upon finding your story. It was good to hear him laugh, and makes for a great story.
Isn't that the most wonderful comment? Festuche is a gift that just keeps on giving!

In case you need a festuche booster shot, here's the original entry

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marigold
Aug. 30th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
That was me, I was just at work so I couldn't log in.
susandennis
Aug. 30th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oh! Thank you!! That's even better that you are an LJer! Your comment really has had me smiling all day.

The original festuche entry has brought me the occassional fun comment now and again from all over everywhere, but yours is the best. I love that your Mom is an IBMer and that I was able to tap into the funny bone of a sullen 22year old. Can't ask for more than that.

Thank you for letting me know it was you.
machupicchu
Aug. 30th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
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And doesn't this just further prove the usefulness of allowing anonymous comments? Clearly there are times when even LiveJournal users are in a situation that prevents the ability to log in, and how else are such people going to be able to comment?

(The fact that I'm having a hard time understanding how someone can have Internet access and comment posting ability but not the ability to log in is entirely beside the point.)
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marigold
Aug. 30th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
oh i'm sure i had the ability to log in i just didn't want my lj name being traced back to me...just being paranoid...i work for the government
machupicchu
Aug. 30th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Aha! There you have it: susandennis needs to allow for anonymous posting in case any of her commenters work for the government!
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 26th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Festuche and IBM
By golly I heard this term from an IBMer in South Carolina, googled it, and here I am.

Ed Arnold
susandennis
Aug. 26th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Festuche and IBM
Ed,

I love that and I love that you took the time to tell me.

I spent many years in South Carolina - I don't miss the heat and humidity. I so very much miss the food!

S
(Anonymous)
Oct. 1st, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Festuche
I know that the origin of "festuche" predates 1986/87. I started hearing it at 1133 Westchester Ave. in White Plains in 1983.
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