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Jan 19, 2017
This week’s theme
Words borrowed from other languages

This week’s words
satori
hegira
pronunciamento
bobbery
camorra

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with Anu Garg

bobbery

PRONUNCIATION:
(BOB-uh-ree)

MEANING:
noun: Squabble; commotion; confusion.

ETYMOLOGY:
A corruption of Hindi “bap re” (literally, oh father!), an exclamation of surprise, grief, etc., from bap (father) + re (oh). Earliest documented use: 1816.

USAGE:
“The whole bobbery, which has simmered for years, will finally come to a boil on Tuesday.”
Peter Fimrite; Feng Shui a Sausalito Voter Issue; San Francisco Chronicle; Feb 27, 2002.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. -Bill Maher, comedian, actor, and writer (b. 1956)

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