[Ads-l] boi

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Aug 17 18:45:38 EDT 2020

I've seen Boi used in the name of a Brazilian market & butcher shop here 
in Worcester, MA:

Big Boi's:



On 6/11/20 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Wed, 10 Jun 2020 17:33:54 -0700
> From:    Stanton McCandlish<smccandlish at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: boi
> *Boi*  has been frequent in the expression*fanboi*  since at least the early
> 2000s, and seems to be an Engrish coinage via the otaku route.  The female
> equivalent seems to be*gyaru*  ('girl'), but doesn't have much currency,
> probably owing to its comparative awkwardness.  It's weird to see*boi*  get
> picked up by a probably racist group of "militia" types.
> --
> Stanton McCandlish
> McCandlish Consulting
> 5400 Foothill Blvd Suite B
> Oakland CA 94601-5516

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