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Q: Rude acronyms ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Rude acronyms
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: pennywise107-ga
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Posted: 22 Oct 2002 04:24 PDT
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Question ID: 86396
what does the acronym EGDFUMPAPA mean (I assume it's derogaratory)

Request for Question Clarification by rico-ga on 22 Oct 2002 05:16 PDT
A cursory search revealed no full acronym, EGDFUMPAPA, pennywise. 
However, I  did find a couple of possible candidates if two or three
acronyms were blended together.  Can you provide a contect where you
saw this (e.g. computer-related, medical, scrawled on the side of a
passing street car)?

pound-foolish rico

Request for Question Clarification by rico-ga on 22 Oct 2002 05:22 PDT
Apologies. Typing, too fast. I of course meant, "Can you provide a
context where you saw this?"

Subject: Re: Rude acronyms
Answered By: johnny_phoenix-ga on 22 Oct 2002 06:21 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
The phrase is not actually an acronym and the "D" you have is actually
an "O".

The phrase is EGO FUM PAPA actually translates from Latin as "I am the
Pope" and has been used in a song by a punk style band called
Propaghandi. This appears on their album, lovingly entitled "Satan
Stole my Teddybear", sounds like Jerry Spring missed that one.

However, not so much the translation itself, but the usual
understanding of using the phrase is to emote to someone the "idea" of
"Live like an Angel - Die Like a Devil" which are lyrics from the song
and seem to go hand in hand with mention of the title. So instead of
saying to someone "Live Like an Angel - Die Like a Devil", you would
simply say "EGO FUM PAPA".

This seems to me not inkeeping with my memory of the original punk
era, in which you wouldn't get many punks speaking latin nor living
life like an angel since society and living like an angel was what
they were rebelling against. I was only five when the sex pistols were
at their height so you'll excuse me if i misunderstood the point.

Propaghandi Lyrics

All the references seem to have a religious context as a demons and
monsters site has it as the name of a demon which is based loosely on
the attire of the pope. As you will see from the picture on this link

Demons Central

I Hope this Helps. 

Johnny Phoenix.
pennywise107-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
I was impressed with the clarity and speed of the answer

Subject: Re: Rude acronyms
From: tosca-ga on 22 Oct 2002 08:10 PDT
'fum' should be 'sum' (= Latin for 'I am'). The 'f' in the linked
website is a misreading of the 'old-style' letter 's' shown in the
caption to the illustration.

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