Bush league...

GSCole gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Wed Dec 6 00:41:10 UTC 2000

Is the usage of the phrase 'bush league' a generational event?
Yesterday, speaking with colleagues who are in their 40s/50s, I asked if
they would describe the voting system in a certain state as being 'bush
league'.  The responses of my colleagues indicated that they understood
the sports term 'bush league.'

A well-read student, early 20s in age, asked what 'bush league' meant.
Later reflection on the student's question led me to the realization
that I haven't heard or read the phrase in years.  The student was only
familiar with urban minor league sports teams.

George S. Cole   gscole at ark.ship.edu
Shippensburg University

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