[Ads-l] boi

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 00:33:54 UTC 2020

*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

+1 415 234 3992


"The capacity to produce social chaos is the last resort of desperate
—Cornel West, author and philosopher (1953–)
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
—Isaac Asimov, biochemist and science-fiction writer (1920–1992)

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 5:23 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

>  2020
> https://news.yahoo.com/protesters-across-us-attacked-cars-100046738.html
> *:*
> So-called “boogaloo bois” are members of a loose-knit, pro-gun,
> anti-government movement, which is preoccupied with what they believe to be
> a looming second American civil war.
> JL
>  --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list