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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:42 PM
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Bill/Lloyd sent me this notice via PM: "Looking for FOD on Amsterdam in 2009. "
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In gay slang, a "friend of Dorothy" (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term for a gay man
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"foreign object debris" for us aviation fans
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In gay slang, a "friend of Dorothy" (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term for a gay man
I was afraid of something like that!

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Old September 9th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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Don't be afraid, I don't think they are recruiting, just looking for existing members, lol!
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Old September 9th, 2008, 09:51 AM
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I am alot more afraid if cigar smoke than I am of FOD.
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Don't be afraid, I don't think they are recruiting, just looking for existing members, lol!
You seem like an open minded guy maybe he thought you would have friends that are also FOD.
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Vemice----I remember in my Air Force life FOD was known as Foreign object DAMAGE. Maybe I am wrong. Any way its the same eh.
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In gay slang, a "friend of Dorothy" (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term for a gay man
sooo would this mean that Dorothy does not have and female friends??? and before anyone gets too excited, the under lying question is "what would the slang be for a gay female"??
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In gay slang, a "friend of Dorothy" (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term for a gay man
sooo would this mean that Dorothy does not have and female friends??? and before anyone gets too excited, the under lying question is "what would the slang be for a gay female"??
In gay slang, a "friend of Dorothy" (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term for a gay man. The phrase dates back to at least World War II, when homosexual acts were illegal in the United States. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a "friend of Dorothy" was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning. The origin of the term is unknown and there are various theories. A similar term "friend of Mrs King" (ie Queen) was used in England, mostly in the first half of the 20th century.
I'm not certain about female equvilent of Friends of Dorothy, all I know is "Dikes on Bikes." Does anyone know is females go to Friends of Dorothy meets on board? Cause dfhawk has made me wonder.
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The last time I was on a cruise, I noticed the usual "Friends of Bill W." notices in the daily paper (Alcoholics Anonymous in case you don't know), and I also noticed meetings for "Friends of Dorothy" which were listed as get-togethers for GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans-Sexual).
So guess "Dorothy" covers them all!

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"foreign object debris" for us aviation fans
that was my first thought!
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Venice...I remember walking the flight deck and the runway side by side a dozen other folks looking for FOD.

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Gay females are known as FOF (Friends of Fabio)
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Not just the gay ones, either........!
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Dorothy (Judy Garland) as in Wizard of Oz?
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That's a good question Rose, she's the only Dorothy who comes to mind....

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I beleive it's Dorothy Parker. Take this with a grain of salt it is Wikipedia

Parker had many gay fans, and was well known for her quick wit and use of sarcasm as well as social activism. During World War II many U.S. and British servicemen started meeting and forming friendships while serving in Europe. Living in fear of discovery and persecution, many began using the code language that Dorothy Parker used commonly in her writings as a form of social networking. In conversation and in letter writing, phrases like "simply divine", "fabulous" and "nelly" began to be used by men, who later brought its use back to the United States.[10][11] Some terms have survived to this day, including the term "Friend of Dorothy" which is still sometimes used by gay men to refer to and identify each other.

Being a friend of Dorothy also is meant to say that you are on a quest to find a man. As Dorothy was on her quest to find the “wizard”. Men asking others if they were a friend of Dorothy’s were asking “are you in search of a man."
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Actually there is quite an interesting fight going on with the origin of Friend of Dorothy. The Dorothy Parker story seems more correct to me. Because she was a wit writer (think Oscar Wilde) living in New York. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Friend_of_Dorothy
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Being in Aviation for over 20 years, that is what I though of when I heard the term "FOD".

I always though that "Friend of Dorothy" was a quit smoking group. Shows what I know.

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Ray, from one Air Force person to another ...you must have held some rank to look up for damage I look down for debris 8)

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There's a civilian here at Camp Victory who looks like Fabio - especially with respect to his hairstyle. So much so, that I can't help but wonder if he idolizes him, or is just trying to get laid.

He looks too effeminate for my taste, with such long hair, but better than another civilian I saw here who had a lime green mohawk and piercings and tattoos all over! He just looked to me like a creature from another planet and species!
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Gay females are known as FOF (Friends of Fabio)
There's a civilian here at Camp Victory who looks like Fabio - especially with respect to his hairstyle. So much so, that I can't help but wonder if he idolizes him, or is just trying to get laid.

He looks too effeminate for my taste, with such long hair, but better than another civilian I saw here who had a lime green mohawk and piercings and tattoos all over! He just looked to me like a creature from another planet and species!
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