Posted by Word Camel on June 24, 2003
In Reply to: Brand names by the insane posted by TheFallen on June 24, 2003
: : : : : : I am almost certain this is wrong but I feel duty bound to report this. Friends I spent the weekend say they have been told that "Naf" or possibly "naaf" is (*cringe*) an acromym for "not at all fashionable".
: : : : : : I know the acronym theories are usually rubbish, and it would have to be naaf for this to make any sense at all BUT there IS a line of French clothing called Naf Naf. I shrug my shoulders.
: : : : : : Camel
: : : : : : (in possibly her worst contribution to date)
: : : : : The word is 'naff,' so your friends' explanation seems doubtful.
: : : : : NAFF: Unstylish, clichéd, or outmoded. British slang, C19. Possibly back slang for 'fan,' short for 'fanny.' Various dictionaries.
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: : : : I suspected as much. Actually, your definition is an advance on previoius naff discussions in the archive, so I'm glad I asked. Thanks.
: : : I have a Neff oven (really) and it is hopeless. You can imagine what it is known as.
: : I was tempted to say I have a really cool oven, but I won't.
: People who own Neff ovens often also own Smeg refrigerators.
Smucker's jams spring to mind... kind of limiting - you can't exactly say "From Mother Smucker's Secret Recipe" (sorry, I couldn't resist)