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Fo Co

proper noun; clipping rhyming
Refers to Forsyth County, a county that is part of the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. This is only used in informal conversation or writing.
 
"Happy to be back in Fo Co!"
Etymology : Clipping of Forsyth County that slightly alters the vowels in the first syllable of each word to /ow/ so they rhyme. Forsyth came from the name John Forsyth, a governor of Georgia 1827-1829. The word county is from Anglo-French counte, from Late Latin comitatus ‘jurisdiction of the court’, from Latin comes ‘companion, attendant (Roman term for a provincial governmor’, nominative of comitem, from com ‘with’ + ire ‘to go’.
Source : friend's Facebook post, seen September 2013
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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