Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Don't Mean the Fancy Stroller...


funny word of the day: bugaboo


Definition from Merriam-Webster:


bug·a·boo
Pronunciation:
\ˈbə-gə-ˌbü\
Function:
noun
Inflected Form(s):
plural bug·a·boos
Etymology:
earlier buggybow, bugger-bo, of unknown origin
Date:
1598
1: an imaginary object of fear 2: bugbear

2; also : something that causes fear or distress out of proportion to its importance
I'd like to add:
3: an overpriced, fancy stroller used by rich NYC moms and celebs to cart around their precious babies.
Why a company that makes $700 strollers would name their product something that "causes fear or distress" is a mystery!

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