Posted by Masakim on October 16, 2003
In Reply to: The title of the book in question posted by Word Camel on October 16, 2003
: : : : : B U Z Z W O R D O F T H E D A Y
: : : : : BOBOs: Short for Bourgeois Bohemians, a
: : : : : confounding mingle of 1960s rebellion
: : : : : with 1980s ambition. Coined by author
: : : : : David Brooks. Bobos drink coffee because
: : : : : it stimulates mental acuity, but shun
: : : : : booze because it dulls the senses. They
: : : : : will go to the beach in the skimpiest of
: : : : : bathing suits, but are astonished if you
: : : : : neglect to put on sunblock to prevent
: : : : : cancer. And driving your SUV without a
: : : : : seatbelt is positively immoral.
: : : : : Nominated by Janet LoFurno
: : : : : John Walston
: : : : : BuzzWhacker-in-Chief
: : : : : To see the full Buzzword Compliant
: : : : : Dictionary,
: : : : : just click here.
: : : : : http://www.buzzwhack.com
: : : :
: : : : A mis-spelling, or am I confused?
: : : BoHO was a tyPO.
: : This is a great book, by the way. I've read it twice.
: I realised it isn't mentioned. It's Bobos in Paradise by David Brooks, published by Simon and Schuster.
The full title: _Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There_ (May 2000)
noun (pl. Bobos) informal a person having both the values of the countercultures of the 1960s and the materialisms of the 1980s; a bourgeois Bohemian.
--ORIGIN 190s: abbreviation.
From _The Oxford Essential Dictionary of New Words_ (Berkley Books, July 2003) by Erin McKean
Costanoa staffer Jeff Brown says a name has been coined for those who like to be outdoors but in luxurious surroundings. "I read about them the other day. They are called 'bobos,' which stands for bourgeois bohemians. At first I didn't like the term because it sounded like clowns, but I know exactly the type. They have bohemian-style environmental tendencies but also successful careers."
--Jennifer Wolcott, "Luxury camping doesn't have to be an oxymoron," _The Christian Science Monitor_, April 25, 2000