When We Was Fab #socs

Must start with George Harrison’s “When We Was Fab,” from 1987’s Cloud Nine.

I had a friend, who when something was particularly good, would say it was “gear fab,” both of them slang terms that were used by The Beatles (and probably the youth of Northern England at the time) when something was good. I often refer to The Beatles as The Fab Four, or simply The Fabs, because George did and because it’s just easier to type with one hand.

There was (and very well might still be) a laundry detergent called Fab.

See? Borax!

And, let’s not forget the Britcom Absolutely Fabulous, or “Ab Fab,” which starred Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. I was never able to get into it, sorry.

Before I sign off, thanks to everyone who’s been participating in the A to Z Challenge and everyone who’s stopped by to leave comments. I’ll get to all of you, I promise…


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now a word from Fab Detergent with Lemon-Freshened Borax!

26 thoughts on “When We Was Fab #socs

  1. Thank you for the fabulous walk through memory lane! You chose, once again, excellent props and words for the challenges. It was fab of Linda to help us out by being able to combine two for one post for the A-Z F letter today too! Happy Saturday, John!

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  2. You and Willow both picked the George Harrison tune. Wonderful choice! As I see all the Fab detergent posts today, I immediately thought of your Borax post. I just love when that happens.

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  3. Well great minds think alike , I used that George Harrison song too. I wrote an Acrostic poem about the word fabulously. And the finished off with some history about the post war prefab.
    Thank you for you varied post I enjoyed it 💜

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  4. Fab detergent was just a faint memory for me — so fun to see it pop up in peoples’ posts today! Hope you’ve had a fabulous Saturday. 🙂

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  5. First time hearing Fab by George. Cool video, lots of cameos. I saw Ringo, Jeff Lynne, and Elton John, and sure there were others. I’m enjoying A2Z, just wish I had more hours in the day to read more of the over 600 participants. It’s amazing how many participate!

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    1. You’ve never heard the album “Cloud Nine”? It’s one of my favorites. George was my favorite Beatle. They called him “The Quiet Beatle,” but he had a laconic wit and a crazy sense of humor, in addition to being one of the greatest rock guitarists ever.

      Like I said, don’t try to read all of them at once. Twenty a day (which would allow you to read all of them) is even pushing it. If you get time, though, check out Marie Moody’s blog, http://xmasdolly.com. She hasn’t been getting many visitors.

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      1. George is my favorite Beatle also. I have the box set of the Apple years which is taking me some time to get through, as I can’t seem to get past “All Things Must Pass” 🙂 The boxed set includes a dvd with several short videos. I will check out Cloud 9. About A2Z, I’ve got a list of about 20 I was keeping up on until a few days ago and plan to catch up on today. I will check out Marie’s.

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        1. “All Things Must Pass” was a minor masterpiece. I guess the years of having John and Paul dominate (maybe monopolize is a better word) the songwriting for the Fabs left him with a backlog, although I think he intended the song “All Things Must Pass” to be a Beatles tune. Well, their loss.

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