[Ads-l] bucko = 'beaucoup'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 4 16:27:34 EDT 2018


Left over from from WW1, reinforced by WW2.

See HDAS ("beaucoup") for  details.

Usu. pronounced "bookoo."

JL

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 3:14 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:

> I went to a bear safety presentation this week, part of a lecture series on
> field work safety issues that my institution organizes. The instructor was
> a wildlife biologist in his 60s who works for the state's fish & game
> department - the kind of person with several decades experience who's seen
> it all, been everywhere, and can speak on most of the aspects from
> first-hand experience. While he was going over the range of the bear
> species he pointed to what he called an anomaly in the brown and black bear
> ranges, which, in tree-covered parts of the state, largely overlap: there
> are some islands in the south-east of the state where only one species is
> represented. He would say things like "ok, look here: Admiralty Island,
> Baranof Island: NO black bear, but [switching slide to brown bear range]
> BEAUCOUP brown bears. But here, Prince-of-Wales Island: no brown bears!
> [switching back to black bear range] But BEAUCOUP black bears."
>
> I'm not 100% sure if he said "beaucoup brown bears" or "beaucoup brown
> bear". And I don't know how he'd have spelled it. I just found the choice
> of words notable,
>
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 8:38 AM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > “bucko money” gets dozens of Googits.
> >
> > https://raisethehammer.org/comment/72320 <https://raisethehammer.org/
> > comment/72320>
> > WRCU2
> > Doesn't anyone wish to make bucko money?
> >
> > https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/gillette-de-razor.201368/ <
> > https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/gillette-de-razor.201368/>
> > michiganlover
> > They make bucko money off of their cartridge sales.
> >
> > Bonus points to wiked87gn (banned) for the authentic-sounding “mucho”:
> > https://turbobuick.com/threads/california-gn-built-
> > duttweiler-v8-block.152668/ <https://turbobuick.com/
> > threads/california-gn-built-duttweiler-v8-block.152668/>
> > if its the one i am thinking about this is a black guy who owns it, with
> > mucho bucko money to throw out, i have seen the car in person….
> >
> > And bonus points to vindication for the vocative “amigo” thrown in
> > https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123660033-Auto-Exe-frame-
> > strut-and-etc-braces <https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?
> > 123660033-Auto-Exe-frame-strut-and-etc-braces>
> > autoexe is bucko bucko bucko money amigo.
> >
> > Benjamin Barrett
> > Formerly of Seattle, WA
> >
> > > On 4 May 2018, at 08:50, Andy Bach <afbach at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > >
> > >> 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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