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fantod (FAN-tod) noun
1. A state of nervous anxiety, irritability, the willies, the fidgets.
[Of unconfirmed origin. Perhaps an alteration of fantique (a state of anxiety) or a blend of fantasy and fatigue.]
"Of course, when we cranked the 70-horse Evinrude into life to go
ripping to another part of the lake, Mr. (Izaak) Walton might have the
"Most of his (John Jerome) books are long out of print. They were about
mountains, about weather, about building a stone wall, about swimming,
about turning 65; solid, meaty, meditative books of a terse lyricism,
as remote from the publishing mainstream as Moose Jaw is from Elaine's,
so devoid of commercial sizzle as to give agents the fantods and hip
editors the yawns."
This week's theme: Miscellaneous words
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. -Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931)