Regional term: shopping buggy

Natalie Maynor maynor at CS.MSSTATE.EDU
Tue Jan 25 19:26:11 UTC 2000

Allan Metcalf wrote:
> A student from Florida tells me that shopping carts/baskets at grocery stores
> are called buggies where he lives. On the Internet I find one "shopping
> buggy" in Boca Raton, Florida, and quite a few in Canada, especially British
> Columbia. Anybody else push a buggy when shopping?

Yes.  I sometimes push a buggy in the grocery store, sometimes a
basket.  Never a cart.  (I'm not sure which springs to my mind
first, buggy or basket.  I use both terms.)
   --Natalie Maynor (maynor at

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