a stupid, obnoxious, or incompetent person
There were Jim Taurasi and William Sykora, Bob Tucker (who might have been peeved over the Singer Hoax, but didn’t show it beyond presenting the Ben with a medal for being Prize Fugghead of the Convention).
If you are a fugghead, you’ll have a better magazine if you suppress your fuggheadedness, but this is pretty hard to do.
Fugghead, a dim wit. A lame brain. A fan who is either too dumb to know or too stubborn to admit that your way is the logical, most practical, and best way of doing anything.
fugghead (Laney), a close relative of the LMJ. Tho Art Rapp once defined the term as ‘someone who disagrees with Laney’, a fugghead is more correctly one who speaks before he thinks, if indeed he thinks at all; a maker of asinine statements, silly assertions, and fraudulent claims. ‘A fugghead is a stupid oaf with a babbling tongue,’ defines Tucker concisely. First part of the word is bowdlerized; a little thought will suffice to translate it.
For fuggheads (who are Legion) I have withering replies; When neos make mistakes, I feel I have to criticize.
Our weekly meetings are held in a little hall downtown, and every member is required to attend. Generally, we devote a certain amount of time to discussing each other’s past fuggheadedness, and give testimony of our thanks at escaping from the clutches of organized fandom. Sometimes we have a little program with speakers, and we often invite fuggheads from other parts of the country to be our guests. You see, we have a great number of correspondents here and abroad, and many of us now print up little Fuggheads Anonymous magazines for general distribution. Our membership is limited to seventy-five at the present time, but we have about forty-two on our waiting list. Perhaps next year we'll hold a sort of get-together or convention. So, you see, I have found it easy to forget fandom. Fuggheads Anonymous has given me a new outlook.
Into the strange cosmos of Golden Age science fiction—where first the plural of ‘fans’ was ‘fen’ and a letters' section in the magazine became a ‘lettercol’ and the activities of fen were ‘fanac’, and a fugghead was a ‘fugghead’—came Samuel Mines, from whence, fen never knew and, after a few issues, to where, few found out.
Fugghead—Originally, bowdlerized written version of a vivid slang word, later an independent insult of only medium severity.
Niven’s law. No cause is so noble that it won’t attract fuggheads.
in 'Spacewarp #30'
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