baby bump [was: conceptionmoon]

Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Thu Jan 31 18:57:47 UTC 2008

'Baby bump' was the BrE-to-AmE Word of the Year on my blog just a few weeks


(Complete with an illustration of mine from a couple of months ago...)


--On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:57 pm -0500 "Joel S. Berson"
<Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> At 1/30/2008 02:58 PM, Charles Doyle wrote:
>> And now that pregnancy (along with other devices for acquiring cute
>> children) is chic among Hollywood stars, the term "baby bump" has
>> become ubiquitous on tabloid TV.
> Is "baby bump" analogous to "baby boom", as in "boomer generation",
> or does it refer to a protruberance?
> Joel

Dr M Lynne Murphy
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