June 17th, 2013

Fishy Circumstances

A spider's first name, bubba, bee bo

Are we on a first name basis with this spider?

THE incy wincy/THE eensy weensy/THE itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout...
22(30.6%)
Incy wincy/Eensy weensy/Itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout...
50(69.4%)

Is "bubba" a generic name for a baby?

Yes, I use "bubbas" to refer to babies.
2(1.8%)
Yes, I know people who use "bubbas" to refer to babies.
12(11.0%)
It's been an appropriate term for a baby all my life.
2(1.8%)
It's a fairly recent term for a baby in my experience.
7(6.4%)
No.
33(30.3%)
What a strange thing to call a baby.
53(48.6%)

What does saying "bee bo" to a baby come from? A local class leader says it all the time to the babies in the class, and it's also the name of a line of baby clothing.



I hear quite a few mothers of Grouting's cohort referring to babies as "bubbas", but until this year, I'd never heard it used in that way before.