"Kidpreneur" in WSJ

Gareth Branwyn garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Jun 20 17:22:20 UTC 2000

This term has been submitted to the Jargon Watch mailbox several times where
it was swiftly banished to the "Jargon from Hell" folder.

I've received a number of these awful -preneur coinages, such as
"cyberpreneur" and (hold onto your stomach contents) "tantrapreneur"
(someone who runs a business with his/her "significant other" -- tantra as
in tantric sex). Make it stop.

> From: Bapopik at AOL.COM
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 12:42:15 -0400
> Subject: "Kidpreneur" in WSJ
> I've heard "kidpreneur" before, and I'm still not sold on the term.  Kid
> entrepreneurs.  Cute, but stupid.
> From the WALL STREET JOURNAL, 20 June 2000, pg. B1, col. 2:
> _"Kidpreneurs" Program Focuses on Minority Youngsters_
> _Ripe Business Opportunity Is Found as Kids Are Urged to Be Entrepreneurs_
> (...)  The collection of youngsters, ranging from age 4 to 18, is part of the
> Kidpreneurs program, an offshoot of Black Enterprise magazine, which holds an
> annual conference for black entrepreneurs.  About 120 "kidpreneurs" took part
> in the kids version of the conference last month, while their parents attended
> workshops and networking sessions held by the magazine.

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