Wendalyn Nichols wendalyn at NYC.RR.COM
Thu Dec 5 19:17:55 UTC 2002

Has anyone run into any printed examples of the short form of "bourgeois"
that's pronounced "bougie"? I'm editing a text written by a black woman and
she uses the "bougie" spelling; that's how it sounds when my husband says
it but I've never seen it written.

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