Fuzzy (40/365)

by Lee Santiva February. 09, 2019 177 views
Route 66 Nostalgia - rusted sheriff's car

Route 66 Nostalgia - rusted sheriff's car

"Fuzzy" and the fuzz" are antiquated American slang terms for police which originated in the 1920' or 30's and still used in some Southern towns today.

Today I experimented and applied the Orton Effect for the first time to achieve this fuzzy glow to a vehicle. We look back in time with a perspective often referred to as a "hazy recollection". Thus, the purposeful blurring of the object in the photo is fitting to the nostalgia of the time.

Evan Morris, the Word Detective, suggests the word "arose as a term of contempt for police based on the use of ‘fuzz’ or ‘fuzzy’ in other items of derogatory criminal slang of the period. To be ‘fuzzy’ was to be unmanly, incompetent and soft. How better to insult the police, after all, than to mock them as ineffectual?"

That explanation seems as good as any, and better than most. *

Route 66 Nostalgia- unretouched

Route 66 Nostalgia- unretouched

*Reference: https://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2209/why-are-the-police-called-cops-pigs-or-the-fuzz/

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Jennifer Paire 4 months, 1 week ago

Oh yes, the fuzz. I am from a small town where time must stand still because I still encounter this phrase. Wonderful subject matter and photo.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jennifer Paire 4 months, 1 week ago

Really? That‘s so interesting! I thought it wasn‘t used anymore, thanks so much for sharing and the compliment.

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Jennifer Paire Replied to Lee Santiva 4 months, 1 week ago

Well, I am from a small town in the south and so in most places that is true. grinning Lovely work!

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jennifer Paire Replied to Lee Santiva 4 months, 1 week ago

Didn't mean to reply in the same way twice. I need coffee!

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Jennifer Paire 4 months, 1 week ago

It's fine! I updated my post so it would be more accurate, really appreciate the feedback.

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lynn F Medley 4 months, 1 week ago

Creative and I learned something I did not know 😊 like the effects too

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Lynn F Medley 4 months, 1 week ago

Thanks! This morning I suddenly remembered the term from my  childhood, after I had finished adding the special effects to the photo. Perhaps it was the police star which triggered the memory

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Björn Roose 4 months, 1 week ago

Nice work on the effect smile And thanks for the lesson in slang smile

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 4 months, 1 week ago

Thanks! I was surprised how easy the effect was to achieve

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