[Ads-l] A shift in spelling

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 31 20:31:16 UTC 2016

It appears that what we would have called, back in the day, the "earthy"
spelling of the slang-term for "member of/pertaining to the black
bourgeoisie," _boojie_, has been replaced - on line, at least - by the
*far* more boojie spelling, _bougie_! It has taken me literally weeks to
winkle out the meaning of the T-shirt slogan,

"I ❤️ Bougie Chicks"

et sim. seen on random sites.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list