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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:32 PM
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Poll question: Shopping cart or buggy?
I hate calling it a buggy because it sounds too much like "bugger". I do notice that most people who work at the grocery call them buggies. What do you call them?

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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:33 PM
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1. Sounds regional...
I've never heard them referred to as buggies here in WNY (Rochester)
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:46 PM
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2. I say shopping cart
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:46 PM
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3. If it doesn't have a motor in it then it can't be a buggy.
:shrug:
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Cairycat Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:45 PM
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4. I never heard the term "shopping buggy" til
I lived in South in the late 70s. I assume it's regional, and that the "buggy" part is analogous to "baby buggy".
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:48 PM
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5. Does the buggy come with a horse?
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:48 PM
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6. What's a buggy?
I use a basket when I want to make sure I don't accidentally buy more than I intended to.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:54 PM
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7. Does anybody else call these "grocery wagons"?
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:55 PM
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8. They're called 'shopping trolleys' here.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:01 PM
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9. Carriage.
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:04 PM
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11. Luddite.
:P

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:16 PM
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12. I saw that a lot in New England.
"Return carriages here."
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:04 PM
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10. Personally, shopping cart. But when I worked at a grocery store in Colorado, we called them buggies.
I think at work it was just part tradition, part shorthand. "Grab the buggies" seemed to sound better for some reason.

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