It sounds like a term for a prehistoric people who populated what Homer Simpson refers to as "America's Wang."
But it more recently describes individuals, often boozed or methed up, engaged in particularly outrageous crimes or just stupid behavior. Its use became increasingly popular following the 2000 election catastrophe that put George W. Bush into the White House instead of Al Gore, the candidate who got the most votes.
(And yes, I do mean in Florida, too, no matter the "official" count.)
There are now a variety of websites and Twitter feeds offering up examples of modern Florida Man. Just google the phrase.
Now, news out of Tallahassee offers us evidence that Florida Man also stalks the halls of the state Legislature.
Seems that Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, recently let loose a racist and sexist tirade in a -- where else? -- bar.
The story has gone nationwide and the calls for Artiles' ouster have grown day by day.
Artiles grew up in Hialeah, a place where three-quarters of its residents are Cuban American and rated one of the most conservative cities in America. From its past mayor -- never convicted, thanks to acquittals, hung juries and a decision to drop prosecution -- to its cops, the city is the frequent subject of everything to eye rolls and laughter to derision and disgust.
In fact, some are using that Artiles' Hialeah background as some type of explanation for his behavior.
So perhaps Artiles is part of a new sub genre of Florida Man:
Then again, if Florida Man needs a sub genre, here's an even better one:
Update: Artiles has resigned, but their are plenty more from where he came.