Cubby--girlfriend/boyfriend (for pre-schoolers)

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Thu Apr 22 12:15:09 UTC 2004

In a message dated  Wed, 21 Apr 2004 20:50:42 -0500,   Gerald Cohen
<gcohen at UMR.EDU> writes:
>          One of my students encountered the term "cubby" (= boyfriend
>  or girlfriend) from a teacher at her son's preschool.

Unlikely to be relevant, but on the Mickey Mouse show in the 1950's, the two
smallest of the Mouseketeers were Carl "Cubby" O'Brien and Karen Pendleton.
They were frequently teamed up on the show as, well, cubbies, although the
official term was "Meesketeers".

        - Jim Landau

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