Friday, September 26, 2008

Question of the Week...



What do you guys call the metal thing with wheels that you push around and add stuff to when you shop?

I call it a buggy.

And twice this week people have made fun of me. I guess they didn't really make fun of me, but two different groups of people I've been around have laughed and asked me why I call it a buggy instead of a cart.

I guess it's a southern thing because when I read Chickadee's post just a few minutes ago, I laughed out loud! She's from Arkansas and she calls it a buggy too!

What do you call it????

43 comments:

Becca said...

I call it a cart. Mainly because growing up we had a light blue VW bug that we called The Buggy.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i do call all shopping carts a buggy. southern thing?

Holly said...

Shopping cart :)

We say buggy, when the love bugs are out on our way through West Texas to East Texas. "It's buggy out here."

Jennifer said...

Isn't it funny that different regions say different things. :) I call it a shopping cart. :)

BTW, I saw a magazine at the doctor's office that made me think of you! It's called Peaks (I think) it was an area mag about the ski regions in CO. I could have stayed in the waiting room and read that mag from cover to cover! So beautiful!!! How blessed you are to live in such a grand place that God created!

His Girl said...

plain ol' cart in california!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm as Southern as they come, so of course, it's a buggy! :)

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

It's a buggy!

Adventures of Laura said...

Raised in Colorado and it's always been a cart to me.

Michele said...

when you are raised in Arkansas, it's a buggy :)

kind of like caddy corner - I thought it was so odd when we moved to the PNW and people said "kitty corner" - I had NEVER heard that - always Caddy - never kitty :)

JennaG said...

I'm from Missouri--and it's a cart. I live in Mississippi now and everyone calls it a buggy here.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Cart. :)

Hey, do you use Google Reader? I don't think my post from this morning showed up - can you see it? Weird!

Becky said...

It's a buggy!

Gina said...

It's a shopping cart. And buggy is totally southern. I had to endure much ridicule about my "sopping cart" when I lived in Georgia.

Meredith said...

ha. I probably call it a "buggy" more often than a "cart" as well.

*carrie* said...

I think these responses are skewed because you have so many readers from AR! =) I've never heard it called this--that cracks me up. Definitely a cart in my book.

Judy said...

I call it a cart -- short for shopping cart. The only people I've heard call it a buggy are from the UK. Hmm..

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I love questions like this where there are different responses based upon where you live. For me...it's a cart. :) I'm a midwest girl.

Lisa said...

In Wisconsin it is a cart. We also say kitty corner and soda (not pop). I have a friend from Minnesota, she grew up playing Duck, Duck, Gray Duck -- we always called it Duck, Duck, Goose. Regional sayings are so funny.

Leah Belle said...

it's a buggy! i live in the south now, but i'm originally from Oklahoma. i've always called it a buggy.

Julie said...

Who said it's not called a buggy????

Yea, it's southern!

Renee said...

My college friends from AR called it a buggy too, but I call it a shopping cart - but then I am a TEXAS transplant and not an ARKANSAN!!! As far as I can tell, you are right in line with all the people who grew up where you did - though!
I am sorry people made fun of you though!

Sweet blessings!
Renee

Regular, with half and half and raw sugar said...

A cart silly girl!

leigh said...

Shopping cart (I grew up in 'the city' in N.C.) But I know what a buggy is.

Gretchen said...

c.a.r.t.

But...buggy is so darn cute, I may have to start calling it that.

Virginia said...

Arkansans put goceries into a buggy and get water from the faucet, not a spiggot

Virginia said...

We cant spell groceries, either

Teri in CO said...

Cart... =)

JJ Kimmel said...

I'll have to go with shopping cart. When my husband is getting on my nerves, I tell him that he's being really buggy. So that word has a very different meaning for me!

Otherwise, I think of the vehicle of choice for the amish.

Betsy said...

I call it a cart, but buggy works, too! :)

Heather said...

I think that is an ARKANSAS thing because when I moved here and people were calling it that, I was like "WHAT?!?!?" It's a shopping cart!
I also feel the same way about the term "Bunkin' party" for when you have friends spend the night. Arkansas invented that- the rest of us normal folks call it a "sleepover" or a "slumber party!"

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I use buggy and cart interchangeably, but I call it a buggy more times than not.

Lifelong Northeast Arkansan here, from right in your former neighborhood, of course. :o)

Angie said...

I claim Louisiana and Arkansas as home and I call it a buggy. But after living in South Africa for over 6 years I started calling it a trolley! I don't even know the Portuguese word for it.

In S.A. they use many different words - the trunk of the car is the boot, the baby stroller is a pram. It's really quite funny. And when you are really happy and satisfied about something you say you are "chuffed".

Anonymous said...

from canada...we call it a cart

buggy is, for me, a really bad night outside when the bugs will eat you alive. not fun

tas

puva said...

Trolley! :)

Rae said...

I call it a shopping cart but people here in New England call them carriages.
"Would you like a carriage, ma'am?"
"No, but I would like a cart, thank you."

Lindsay said...

I may in Arkansas and grew up in New England but call them neither buggies or carriages. Grocery cart for me.

Fran said...

I think bc we are AR girls, we call it a buggy. So, a buggy it is.

Patty said...

I say cart or buggy. I am from the South. :) I wondered where we got buggy from?

I am a friend of Holly's and this is my first comment here!!

Praying I can come and visit Holly and your beautiful state soon!

Have a great week.
Patty

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I called it a buggy until people in RI made fun of me. Must be an AR thing. I still occasionally call it a buggy but mostly it's a cart now.

Megan L Hutchings said...

BUGGY...ALL THE WAY ;)!

Jenn said...

I call it a grocery cart - but I think growing up my mom called it a buggy.

Fun question with lots of great responses!

marieDee said...

Did a small survey and found that younger Arkansas-reared speakers call it a buggy and older Arkansans (me) call it a cart.

Buggies are baby carriages or prams, as in the tongue twister "rubber baby buggy bumpers."

Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:
buggy
1.a light one-horse carriage made with two wheels in England and with four wheels in the U.S.
2.small cart or truck for short transportations of heavy materials.
3. BABY CARRIAGE

Kelly said...

I had this discussion with people at work a few years ago (they were NOT from the south) and they all thought it was weird that I said buggy. I think it's definetely a southern thing. And yes - I say buggy!