"bujo scam"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Jun 17 16:52:47 UTC 2008

>From an article on Dr. John, the New Orleans musician, in Saturday's NYTimes (June 7, 2008, section B, p. 11, col. 1 -- the article continued from a previous page).

[Dr. John] recalled [a street corner in N. O.] where Gypsies ran a bujo scam, promising to cleanse supposedly cursed money and filching it instead.

I don't see this in HDAS or in the O Man's Cassell's Dictionary, checking "bujo" and "boojo".


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list