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Old 12-22-2023, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Western PA
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bougie

<---what is that word, how do you say it and what does it mean?
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Old 12-22-2023, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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<---what is that word, how do you say it and what does it mean?
It's a modern spelling/shortening of bourgeoisie, with exactly the same use.
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Old 12-23-2023, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Western PA
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It's a modern spelling/shortening of bourgeoisie, with exactly the same use.

bow-gee?


boo-ah?
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Old 12-24-2023, 07:44 PM
 
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Boo - G
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Old 12-29-2023, 09:38 PM
 
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It's a modern spelling/shortening of bourgeoisie, with exactly the same use.
It's from at least the 60s.
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Old 12-30-2023, 08:29 AM
 
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It's from at least the 60s.

its also creole based with a different spelling. and slightly different meaning such that I - who has traveled 'there' - oft refer to DW as 'bouj' (they would spell it bouj or bougi)



I do note that there is a (closed?) hair salon on penn in the wilkinsburg DMZ using that name so now I know in what aspect.
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Old 12-30-2023, 08:44 AM
 
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BOO-zhee in the Beaver Valley
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