[Ads-l] boi

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Thu Jun 11 12:28:24 UTC 2020

On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 20:22:51 Zone-0400  Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

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.
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When I saw "bois" I immediately thought of the French word "bois" meaning "trees, woods" and then wondered if someone had been thinking of "boojum trees".

James Landau
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