The phrase a/the member of a/the family unit is used in various pieces of Australian legislation, defined in various ways for various purposes. One legal office abbreviated it (in writing) as MOFU. Unfortunately, I can’t see that without thinking of something else less legal (indeed illegal) involving a member of a family unit.

Google’s first results are sales and marketing websites explaining TOFU, MOFU and BOFU, which apparently are the top of the funnel, the middle of the funnel and the bottom of the funnel respectively, which a) isn’t what I was thinking of, and b) makes me none the wiser.


‘The Little Piano Piece’ by Debussy

Wikipedia informed me that today is the birthday of the French composer Claude Debussy (the hundredth anniversary of his death in March this year seems to have passed without too much observance in the music world).

The first piano piece of his I played was titled by him The Little Nigar (performance). I remember that the book I used placed the last word in inverted commas. Debussy wrote it in 1909 for a piano tuition book. In 1934, it was published as an individual piece, now titled The Little Negro and subtitled Le petit nègre. (strong language warning) Continue reading