Farfoculation

A reader from the future (to be exact, from the year 12,478 AD, which I am informed in the future means “After Dawkins” and begins counting from the time of Richard Dawkins’s death) has sent me the following stunning entry from her dictionary:

farfoculation: n. (far-fok-yoo-LAY-shun) the act of slamming one’s jaw shut, and the sound produced when the teeth click together. See also: Farfel the Dog, puppet actor in 1950′s Nestle’s commercial. [The term is a failed attempt at wit coined by atheist author Hank Fox, whose entire work, save only this single word, has rightly vanished from history.]

Wow! A fragment from Freethought Blogs will become a lasting part of the historical and cultural record!

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(And if you can guess where the number combination 12,478 comes from, you get a gigantic cookie.)

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