[Ads-l] bucko = 'beaucoup'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 4 11:36:55 EDT 2018


A slight paraphrase of a Flint, Mich., woman on "All Things Considered" two
or three weeks ago.

"We pay bucko taxes and what do we get? ...Poisoned water."

Oddly I can't find a version of the remark online.

Cf. 1928 "buckcoo" in HDAS s.v. "beaucoup." ref. to 1919.


JL

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