[Ads-l] bucko = 'beaucoup'

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 4 11:50:10 EDT 2018


> You know, I'm paying buck-oh (ph) taxes for what? For poison water?

In my middle school days, the phrase "Murky buck-ups, Madam Woisal" was
bandied about.

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 10:39 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=601268214
>
> TERESA WELLS: You know, it is bad enough we got to take a shower and wash
> your hair in it. I'm just upset about it. You know, I'm paying buck-oh (ph)
> taxes for what? For poison water?
>
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 11:36 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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.
> >
> >
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