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To ask where this awful word came from?

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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 21-Jun-15 22:42:45

Even my auto-correct doesn't like it. Fan jo.

TheFirstOfHerName Sun 21-Jun-15 22:44:55

I think it might be Irish slang, but I might have imagined that.

DonkeyOaty Sun 21-Jun-15 22:46:00

What is awful about it please?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 21-Jun-15 22:47:21

Better than moist, though.

ImLizawithaZ Sun 21-Jun-15 22:48:24

grin Chaos

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 21-Jun-15 22:49:20

Donkey, I am not sure!
It bears little resemblance to the word it meant to replace.
It makes no sense, unless I have missed a link somewhere?
First, that is possible, thanks.

SnakeyMcBadass Sun 21-Jun-15 22:49:39

I like fanjo. It's granny friendly without being twee.

SilverBirchWithout Sun 21-Jun-15 22:50:19

Better than minge

TheNumberfaker Sun 21-Jun-15 22:50:48

I presume from Fanny? I quite like it.
Sounds less quaint or ridiculous than fanny, not as anatomically incorrect blunt as vagina, not at all derogatory like cunt or pussy. It just sounds right to me!

DonkeyOaty Sun 21-Jun-15 22:51:15


I seem to recall Bill Bailey doing a thing on Carol Vorderman's voice while saying moist.

AnyoneForTennis Sun 21-Jun-15 22:52:21

Sadly I think it's from an MN thread in the distant past?

thegreylady Sun 21-Jun-15 22:52:35

I like it and have introduced my 3 teenage dgd's to the word.

SilverBirchWithout Sun 21-Jun-15 22:52:57

Derived from Fanny I would think. I feel it works well as a term, non-offensive and not clinical. It's quite a jolly and friendly term to me.

LuluJakey1 Sun 21-Jun-15 22:53:36

I like the word fanjo, better than fanny and definitely better than minge. My grandma used to say tutti-frutti which I often say at home but no one else seems to use it except me and DH.

SoldierBear Sun 21-Jun-15 22:54:37

God knows.
Bloody stupid word!
Looks like banjo gone wrong.
Or fandango, which makes me think of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Never come across it anywhere but here.

Socalled Sun 21-Jun-15 22:55:11

Definitely not Irish slang. I'm Irish and never heard the word until I came on MN four years ago - I assumed it was a Mn coinage..?

GayByrne Sun 21-Jun-15 22:56:34

With you Socalled. Don't pin this one on the paddies lads...

Defo an mn thing.

TheNameIWantedIsTaken Sun 21-Jun-15 22:56:45

I much prefer it to some other words that male me cringe. Moist has already been mentioned but another is gusset. Gunt for extra gross brownie points!

NoMontagues Sun 21-Jun-15 22:58:07

It's not Irish slang. It's a mn thing.

CordeliaFoxx Sun 21-Jun-15 22:59:36

Scottish as far as I'm aware, husband uses the word quite often

SoldierBear Sun 21-Jun-15 23:00:09

See, this is where my confusion lies.
Minge and fanny are totally different, so what exactly is Fanjo supposed to refer to?
if it is vulva, then what's wrong with actually saying vulva? Fanjo isn't any shorter and IMO it is twee to make up a word instead of using the actual name.
(Not going into the whole business of people insisting on using vagina when they mean vulva)

CordeliaFoxx Sun 21-Jun-15 23:00:25

It's not a MN thing, DH has never been near here in his life!

SoldierBear Sun 21-Jun-15 23:02:01

Not Scottish slang. Never heard any Scot use it in my life until I came on here.

SilverBirchWithout Sun 21-Jun-15 23:03:47

I assumed Fanjo was Vagina? I was just using Minge as an example of a word that is worse.

ShadowsCollideCantLogInToMN Sun 21-Jun-15 23:04:01

Definitely not Irish. It's a word I'd never heard before I was on MN. In Ireland you're more likely to hear gee, guther, or flossie (though that last one may just be used by my cousin grin. All hideous words, btw. I'm pretty sure fanjo is an MN thing.

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