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What exactly does "fee fi fo fum" mean?

Asked by Arp (3516points) March 12th, 2010


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CyanoticWasp's avatar

Nothing nothing nothing nothing.

ragingloli's avatar

the same as hurr durr derp derp

chamelopotamus's avatar

Its just taking an F, and following it with 4 of the 5 vowels, to create gobbledegook words, that children would love, many many years ago in a far away land.

janbb's avatar

It’s just a nice alliterative nonsense phrase used as an incantation. (Or in other words, what @CyanoticWasp said.)

aprilsimnel's avatar


Your call to gooooood eatin’!

Fyrius's avatar

I believe it can be paraphrased as “shun the frumious bandersnatch.”

Cruiser's avatar

It involves a woman named Dyna Mo Hum and it starts with a C and rhymes with rum!

TooBlue's avatar

It means “pass the beef” in neanderthal language.

nope's avatar

As you said, it’s what you say when you smell the blood of an Englishman, duh.

rangerr's avatar

In giant man language.

mrentropy's avatar

By the pricking of my thumb
Fee fi fo fum

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Meat -loaf -does-blow! just a warning

ucme's avatar

Feel Finger Fornicate Fumble, I smell the blood of an Englisman.Just a little dirty talk my wife & I indulge in.She can climb on my stalk anytime she wishes, within reason of course.

deni's avatar

i smell….THE FINGERPRINTS OF SCUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – ace ventura lololololol

filmfann's avatar

It’s from King Lear. Edgar says:
Fie, foh, and fum,
I smell the blood of a British man.

I think it was bastardized from there

Jeruba's avatar

@filmfann, unless Shakespeare used it because he knew audiences would recognize it.

crazy_twilight_chick's avatar

idk. but to me it means three, five, four, one.

crazy_twilight_chick's avatar

i thinks thats a very interesting question.

YARNLADY's avatar

Wikipedia has an interesting article on this subject.

mrentropy's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Fee fi fo fum you’ve never had my meat loaf

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@mrentropy -That’s what they all say…

mrentropy's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I know. But I felt that since we’d gone around the meatloaf tree before I would be lax if I didn’t bring it up again :)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@mrentropy… mmmm @ the very idea of a “meat loaf tree”.

Fyrius's avatar

That would be one bizarre genetic experiment.

janbb's avatar

I am so confuzzled by all the meatloaf references on Fluther. Have I missed out on some great life experiince?

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