There’s this movie that probably came out in the 90’s or something called Donnie Brasco. I watched it once, a long time ago, and it was a decent movie. Decent, if you like filth, and violence, and mafia crime. Sex, and cussing, murder and mayhem. Which, hey, Iain’tgonnalie, I do. Sometimes I even like it in my movies. Haha. Oh boy, I crack myself up.
Anyway, you should watch it sometime, as long as you don’t go to church with me. And if you do go to church with me, then it’s one of those classic “do as I say, not as I do” hypocritical, Christian, faux pas.
It’s got Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. Two dark, handsome tough guys, who cuss an awful lot. Somehow, hearing mafia dudes say farfignooten just doesn’t really cut it. Johnny is a cop trying to bring down some huge mafia dudes, one of which is Al Pacino. In order to do this, he goes undercover as a mafia guy and tries to learn all their secrets and stuff.
So there’s this great part of the movie where two guys (not mafia dudes) ask Johnny Depp to explain what “forgetaboutit” means. Evidently, if you’re mafia, it’s one of those words you say all the time.
Right up there with farfignooten.
So Johnny tries to explain.
Forgetaboutit means you agree with someone. “Forgetaboutit!”
And sometimes you say it if you disagree with someone. “Forgetaboutit!”
Sometimes it means something’s the greatest thing in the world. “Forgetaboutit!”
But it also is like saying go to hell. “Forgetaboutit”
And sometimes, it just means, you know, forgetaboutit.
Since I’m no Johnny Depp, here’s the video clip, complete with cuss words.
We have a forgetaboutit at my house too.
When my 8 month old says it, she means I’m hungry. “mama!”
But sometimes she means I’m tired. “mama!”
Or if she wants to be held. “mama.”
But maybe she wants milk. “mama.”
And sometimes, it just means, you know, mama.