misc: fantod

… and this is especially for the Jobbing Doctor who gave out to me for being so lax at blogging and being a kept man (which I’m not, incidentally) …


Usually, fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness; the willies; the fidgets (usually prec. by the ): We all developed the fantods when the plane was late in arriving.
Sometimes, fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger, outrage, or a similar intense emotion.

I wonder are Jobbing’s fantods analogous to golfers’ yips?

Answers on a postcard please. One lucky winner will receive a used copy of Gardening Weakly, March 1974.

One Reply to “misc: fantod”

  1. There’s nothing wrong with being a kept man. I have dreamed of being in that situation!

    I get the fantods when I am about to sing a piece in my choir that I don’t really know well enough.

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