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  • proper n. A people indigenous to Burkina Faso, Africa.


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  • STEVE SIPEK, OWNER OF TIGER BOBO: Bobo was sleeping under the bushes, sleeping all day long, because it was a hot day.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2004

  • Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is quick to dispel the notion that Moreno is a man of few words.

    Richt's advice to NFL: Trade up to catch Knowshon Moreno

  • The problem with analysis from ivory tower types like Bobo is they have zero understanding of the real life consequences of the policies they propagandize.

    Allison Kilkenny: Celebrating Pretend and Cruel Conservatives

  • What makes Whiteman sexy, according to Bobo, is that she isn't flashy like Sarah Palin, but rather "detail-oriented, managerial, tough-minded, effective but a little dry."

    Allison Kilkenny: Celebrating Pretend and Cruel Conservatives

  • That is, assuming the neighborhood is at least pretty close to some already gentrified areas, it both starts to draw in Bobo money from neighboring areas, draws in other similar businesses (a cluster effect: if Bobos are going to Whole Foods, have some other Bobo-friendly businesses near by on the still-cheap real estate), and sends a signal about what kind of neighborhood one is in.

    Bobos in the Hood

  • Have you been criticized for writing so frankly about the jockeying for status that goes on in Bobo culture?

    A Kinder, Gentler Overclass

  • When the simulacrums look at me, they see someone called Bobo Bogdonovich—the role Commander Riker intended to play when he created this program.


  • A classic example is the 1960s experimental studies by Albert Bandura, PhD, of Stanford University on young children’s imitation of aggression.26 He used what are known as Bobo dolls—inflatable plastic clowns several feet tall that have a weighted round bottom.

    Grand Theft Childhood

  • That's why we call her Bobo," Mum explained, "because she looked just like a little baboon."

    NPR Topics: News

  • Mr. KANDER: We were writing a very jaunty song about a bar outside Omaha that we made up called Bobo's, and it was very raggy and very up.

    A Conversation with Composer John Kander


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