Posted by ESC on February 02, 2007
In Reply to: What a Maroon posted by ESC on February 02, 2007
: : : What a Maroon. Where did this phrase originate? Used to describe an idiot, a dumb person. I seem to remember Bugs Bunny using it.
: : It is indeed, classic Bugs Bunny. A comic variant of "moron." (Sidebar: I used "what a maroon" last year in a radio commercial I wrote, voiced by an exasperated wife not getting through to a dimbulb husband. The client wanted me to cut it out, since he didn't understand it. I held my ground, but it was amazing to me how many people, more than half, didn't connect. C'mon people, Bugs is contemporary.)
: Also said by Bugs: im-BES-sul(imbecile).
And you can hear him here:
What an imbesile, what an ultra maroon
What a maroon, what an ignoranimous