Thursday, May 29, 2014

Word Odyssey: Don’t “Bogart” That Eponym, My Friend

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge shutterstock_132806027.jpg
Eponyms are names that have become immortalized in well known words, such as syphilis, sadism and masochism. We’ll get to those, but let’s start with a favorite, bogart, which is slang for hogging something, like a medical marijuana joint at a party, instead of passing it on. As movie buffs will guess, bogart comes from Humphrey Bogart, who had a cigarette continually dangling from his lips—just like the guy at the party. The term got a big boost from the 1969 flick Easy Rider, which featured the song “Don’t Bogart Me” by the pretty well-forgotten band “Fraternity of Man”, whose lyrics began with “Don’t bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to me.”

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Cool Summer Nights

Beat Arizona heat and enjoy a family-friendly outing during the Desert Museum’s Cool Summer Nights. The stunning… More

@ Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2 2021 N. Kinney Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. In The Flesh: The Old Pueblo's Greatest Rapper, Big Meridox, Says Goodbye To Tucson in a Fitting Farewell at The Flycatcher (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Bernie Needs a Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. HOCO Fest 2017 Countdown: Mexican Institute of Sound (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. HOCO Fest Countdown: The Stunning Yves Tumor (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation