Posted by ESC on February 04, 2007
In Reply to: Re: What a Maroon posted by pfbb1058 on February 04, 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
: : http://www.barbneal.com/wav/ltunes/Bugs/Bugs13.wav
: : What a maroon, what an ignoranimous
: : http://www.barbneal.com/wav/ltunes/Bugs/Bugs34.wav
: : http://www.barbneal.com/bugs.htm
: It comes from Mrs Malaprop's copious bosom then?
Yep. With the Bugs Bunny touch.