I wasn’t sure how to spell today’s word and all of my online searches were for nothing.
Before I get to it, let me just explain why I chose today’s word. In my day job, I do environmental work. This week we were looking at a site to do soil, water, and other sampling. This meant I was in the field two days in a row with no cover in sight. The place we were checking out was a pogey fish factory. Pogey are bait fish and the company who owned the property used to produce fish oils and other things. And I will say this, there is nothing that smells worse than pogey fish. *shudder*
I spent two days roaming all over this property, the remnants of the production still clinging to some areas…and clinging to me. Combined with sweat, I was quite malodorous by the time I got home each day and I remember thinking, “Mais, I stink the faloos!”
Then I tried to remember what the hell a faloo was anyway. I’ve heard the phrase “stink like the faloos” all my life, but have no idea what it’s supposed to smell like other than bad. I suppose it’s a puppy-dog smell when they’ve been outdoors. It’s just not a pleasant scent and you all know how I am about smelling good, so for me to say this about myself…well, it was a nightmare.
I just discovered through my Cajun connection, that he’s never heard of this term before so chances are it isn’t Cajun French at all, but possibly a made-up word from my grandfather. Oh well, hopefully I won’t smell like the faloos again anytime soon!