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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boo-boo/Booboo

Context #1

Chrissy (mother): What's wrong Billy?
Billy (Chrissy's 3-year old son): I fell down.
Chrissy: Awww! I see you've got a little boo-boo.



Context #2

Joe: Ouch! I just pinched my finger in my car door!
Sam: Oh no!  Did you get a little boo-boo? You want me to kiss it? (totally joking with his friend

Meaning: "a boo-boo" is a child's word for an injury.  It could be a cut, a scrape, a bruise, etc.  This word is only used with speaking with small children.  It is not used when speaking to adults.  For this reason, context #2 is two guys joking with each other.  Same is teasing Joe, as if he were a little boy, or weak.


Context #3

'The server made a boo-boo! We couldn't use our computer for hours '
or
'Josh gave you the wrong file, he made a boo-boo'

Meaning: A mistake



Context #4

'I love you BooBoo, miss you already'

Meaning: Someone dear to your heart: your babe/baby, your Boyfriend/Girlfriend. It is used for someone/something who needs to be kissed and cuddled every second of the day.



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