abc   Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:07 pm GMT
What does it mean to get a fresh off the boat?
Kirk   Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:56 am GMT
If someone is described as "fresh off the boat" it means they're a recently arrived immigrant. This phrase probably stems from the days when people did mostly come by boats but even now when many might come by other means the phrase "boat" sticks. If you're a "fob" you proably have a foreign accent and have different mannerisms and customs as compared to native-born people in the area where you live. "Fob" is a noun with "fobby" being its adjectival form (at least people use that term here). "Fob" may be considered slightly offensive to some but in my experience it's often just a neutral description.
abc   Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:16 am GMT
Kirk   Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:39 am GMT
Sure :)