Groovy phusspot

11th April 2003 at 01:00
As the author of a number of school books on music and media studies and as an almost unfeasibly groovy dad of 46, I should like to advise both The TES and the editors of The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English that street argot for "great" is spelled "phat", not "fat", as any fule kno ("Rosetta stone of teenage street talk", TES, March 28).

I could give the derivation, but that would be rubbing it in. Besides, I'm on uncertain ground elsewhere: I remain convinced that the term "stylee" (sic) originated as a typing error.

Roger Thomas

59 Plantation Road

Amersham, Bucks

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