bubba is really already a nickname, there is no other nickname for it, it is what it is
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my mom called me bubba when i didnt have a name yet
Bubba is an southern american nickname usually associated with “brother” or an unnamed child in the womb
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The pronunciation is the distinguishing key. Set aside the oo of boob, from the German Bubbi, meaning ”teat.” Another sense of boob – ”fool” – is from booby, possibly from the Spanish bobo, ”silly, stupid” (used for a silly sea bird), ultimately from the Latin balbus, ”inarticulate, stammering.” H. L. Mencken combined boob with bourgeoisie to come up with booboisie, his derogation of the middle class.
We’ve lost something. Is it because ”Ladies and gentlemen” is passe? Is that old phrase soon to be replaced by ”Listen up, you men and women”? Perhaps politicians in their introducing mode feel they must inject a personal passion into their introductions, or maybe television announcers are driven to show their individuality or importance through irreverence or informality.
Buba is a Hebrew word for ”little doll” and may have been the source of an affectionate term for a small grandmother; however, the similar baba is also used for ”grandma” in Russian and other Slavic languages, which makes the origin uncertain.
Eleanor Clift of Newsweek said, ”This enhances Louisiana’s ‘booba’ image.” ”Bubba,” Pat Buchanan corrected. ”Bubba,” agreed the host, John McLaughlin.
Football fans could argue that each team has its own line of scrimmage, at either end of the football; on this theory, only the center snapping the ball is allowed to be in the ”neutral zone” where the football rests between the lines of scrimmage. However, the term line of scrimmage is usually used in its singular sense, for the imaginary line that passes through the most forward point of the ball (not, as is believed at Stanford, the ball’s equator).
The corrected version: ”We righties come to our side of the line of scrimmage with different mental sets. . . .”
”Bubba is political shorthand for ‘Southern conservative,’ ” reports Mr. McLaughlin. ”Think of bubba as a synonym for redneck or good ol’ boy – someone who speaks a rural, crusty prose and is hard to present to city folk. The bubba factor refers to Southern conservatives whose vote must be considered in an election.”
One viewer, Roberta Shaffner of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., writes: ”What is this bubba factor anyway? I always thought of bubba as the Yiddish word for ‘grandmother.’ Am I missing something here?”
This much is indisputable: A grandmotherly bubba (with the u pronounced like the oo in book and not like the oo in boob) is not a brotherly bubba (with the u as in bub, which we still hear in the hostile ”What’s it to you, bub?”).
On Language; Bubba, Can You Paradigm? BY William Safire Oct. 21, 1990 The televised feeding frenzy that calls itself ”The McLaughlin Group” was dealing with redneck tendencies