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Is the word 'buggy' politically correct?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by UpsonDowns, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Please excuse my ignorance, not being a mother I am unsure of the politically correct words used for the area where a parent would park their 'buggy' whilst inside the nursery?

    We are producing a collection of signs for this area and they are currently titled 'Buggy Park', 'Buggy Bay', is this correct or is a different name given?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, you never know, we may even throw in a free sign to the best title given!!
  2. 'Please park/leave your pushchairs here [​IMG]'
    I think Buggy Park is ok?
    If you're going for true political correct-ness you should probably add in that the buggies are left at their owners risk and the school will not be held responsible for any missing pushchairs/pushchair contents (including children) [​IMG]

  3. Well our local doctors surgery which is pretty shiny and new, and part of the NHS therefore politically correct to the eyeballs anyway, has a buggy park room in the waiting room... not that anyone uses it though... much easier to drive your buggy directly AT the poor woman limping out on crutches.
  4. I am intrigued by the notion that the word 'buggy' might be in any way offensive to anyone. Has it acquired a new meaning that only people 'on trend' are aware of?
    Or was the OP just checking that it was correct usage of the term?
  5. I also didn't know it had a different meaning!!! Oh well I think it is a shame that you have to be so careful about what words you use sometimes due to having aquired a new meaning :s
  6. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    Buggy is fine with me.
    Reminds me of one time I was leaving a toddler group and another toddler ran out shouting "B*gger B*gger b*gger", very loudly. His mother very quickly and with a red face replied, "Yes there is your buggy."

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