THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! Is the F.A.B. mystery really solved?
Thank you Chipmunker for leading me further on my search for truth. I have spent weary hours examining the plethora of absorbing website data. So much to know; so little time. Thunderbirds was the creation of Sylvia and Gerry Anderson and, with regard to the term F.A.B., Sylvia, author of the definitive book "Yes M'Lady", says that during a scripting session they just made it up to spell out the then popular slang term Fab. (I had always thought that was a brand of laundry powder?) But was Sylvia perhaps engaging in a subterfuge in order to hide the real meaning, or meanings? Her explanation sounds just a little too glib don't you think? I have been wracking my little grey cells day and night over this riddle-puzzle, wrapped in a conundrum and encased in an enigma. This is all I can come up with but it is still very much W.I.P.
"Father, Anticipate Blast-off"..."Flight Ability Boundless"..."Frightened About Baddies"..."Fantastically Alert Brothers"..."Fabulously Able Britishers"..."Fearlessly Anglo Bounder-hunters"..."Fear Amelioration Bolstered" and others which I shall consider further. But there is another matter which bothers me. From whence does the charming Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward obtain funding in order to support her lavish life-style? And what about this Parker fella? Has he really forsaken his previous trade as Master safe-cracker? Is it not possible that he and the good Penelope are in cahoots and Parker has a side-line? Think about it......you must admit they are a curious pair indeed and certainly spend a great deal of time together! Oh, just one last thing that you Brits might know. Why has Lady Penelope's motorcar got the wheel configuratio all the wrong way round....I mean just look at it...it's ridiculous. Must go; Mrs dakota67 has just put the billy on for a brew and says I am to stop boring everbody with my rubbish.