Phat Richard: TAE Word for the Day


Richard Armitage is phat, and he's PHAT. But he certainly isn't fat.

The chemistry between Richard and Daniella in "North & South" was very phat.

Our TAE word for the day is a slang term, and one I believe you will agree applies to Mr. A on more than one level.
phat: (pronounced “fat”) adjectiveExcellent, great.
PHAT has also been used as an acronym meaning “Pretty Hot And Tempting” but this usage, a “backronym,” dates much later than the origin of the term, which was first documented in 1963.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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    • I had not heard PHAT in ages, either, but my Wordsmith Daily Words for this week will all be slang terms and phat was the first one. Of course, I immediately thought of our Pretty Hot and Tempting honey, Richard. 😉

  1. Despite almost a half century of usage, I still can’t get used to this one. “Excellent” does apply, I feel.

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