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"booboisie"

Spanish translation: "bobesía"

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07:51 Mar 17, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / literatura
English term or phrase: "booboisie"
The home of what Mencken called the "booboisie"
Sacher_M
Local time: 17:13
Spanish translation:"bobesía"
Explanation:
I think that, depending on context, it could be a play on words on the word "bourgeoisie", to deride about it, could it be due to context? If it's that way, then I would choose "bobesía" in Spanish
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Lorena_Escudero
Spain
Local time: 17:13
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3 +4"bobesía"
Lorena_Escudero


  

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39 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
"bobesía"


Explanation:
I think that, depending on context, it could be a play on words on the word "bourgeoisie", to deride about it, could it be due to context? If it's that way, then I would choose "bobesía" in Spanish

Lorena_Escudero
Spain
Local time: 17:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Marta Riosalido: no querdaría demasiado claro
53 mins

agree  Laura Rodriguez: Para nuestra satisfacción, un personaje de la envergadura de H. L. Mencken, temible periodista radical norteamericano de origen alemán, dedicó gran parte de su tiempo a mostrar la insensatez de la booboisie (bobesía, recreación de burguesía) intelectual y
1 hr

agree  Cecilia Nalborczyk: Booboisie is a blend of boob and bourgeoisie.http://dictionary.referen Ya que quizá no queda demasiado claro que se refiere a la burguesía, sería bueno además de traducirlo agregar una pequeña nota explicativa. Bobesía(combinación de bobería y burguesía)
4 hrs

agree  De Novi
9 hrs

agree  Egmont
11 hrs
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