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What a Maroon

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
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