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Do you ever use the word "fluther" without referring to the site?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (25307points) July 29th, 2010

I’m curious, because my husband has a fancy goldfish and his name is “Fluffer”. I always unintentionally call him “Fluther.” On a daily basis.

Do you use the word when you aren’t referring to the site? Maybe unintentionally like I do… or maybe you use it literally.

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Jude's avatar

Well, the word “fluffer” means something entirely different to me and other folks. :)

No, I have never used the word Fluther (nor any other jellies words).

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@jjmah no, you’re on the right page with the fish. My husband has an interesting sense of humor.

gailcalled's avatar

What name does he (fish, not husband) answer to?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

oops, I said “fancy” and I meant fantail.

The fish really only responds to flakes being dropped in the in the tank, haha.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I had a conversation relatively recently about lists of collective nouns, in the “a murder of crows” mode, and I said something like, “I’ve got a new one for you – a fluther of jellyfish! Huh? Huh? How ‘bout that?”

Yeah, I was showing off. Not my best moment, but what the hey.

cockswain's avatar

I am so glad you asked. Several years ago my buddies and I formed a garage band and named it Fluther, with an umlaut over the U for coolness. We covered old punk and rock tunes, like The Damned, The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, and AC/DC. We only practiced a bunch of times, but we were pretty psyched. We called band practice “fluthing” (“dude, you want to go fluth?”) Our logo was a big jellyfish with lightning bolts for tentacles, and sometimes we’d put a pentagram in it too. Naturally I was very excited about this site when I found it.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

I don’t know what the fluther you are talking about. I may visit fluther a lot, but I just don’t fluther know how an oddball word like that, could work its fluther way into my vocabulary of casual conversation. I would have to be a fluther fool to use that word. Next fluther question, please.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@cockswain that is beyond awesome.

@rpmpseudonym precisely.

augustlan's avatar

I have, unintentionally. Of course, I also call all three of my kids by the wrong names regularly, so it’s not saying much. :)

YARNLADY's avatar

Nope, I have never uttered the word Fluther unless I was referring to this site.

lillycoyote's avatar

I barely, rarely use the word fluther at all and if I do, it is here.

downtide's avatar

I have never used the word “fluther” to refer to anything except this site.

CMaz's avatar

I refer to my toilet paper as Fluther.

( I use a lot of it)

TexasDude's avatar

Once, when I was referring to a horde of jellyfish that had washed ashore in Daytona Beach.

A fluther is actually the name for a group of jellyfish.. Like a flock of crows, or a herd of cattle.

There’s no wikipedia page about it though. I should make one.

downtide's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard ooh I didn’t know that. Now the whole “jellies” thing here makes perfect sense.

Buttonstc's avatar


Speaking of crows, have you seen the movie called “A Murder of Crows”?

It’s a murder mystery with Cuba Gooding. Halfway decent movie with a great title.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard – there’s a page about animals that incorporates the collective nouns.

jazmina88's avatar

I’m fluthering about today…....

do you know what I’m doing?? Do i know what I’m doing??

I’m all afluther. :):)

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TexasDude's avatar

@aprilsimnel, cool, thank you!

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