4/7/09

Brit' Word of the Day

Boris Kustodiev's 1920 painting "Bolshevik"

Todays BWOTD could be easily applied to most teenagers:

"Ever since he turned 13 he's getting a little more bolshie yearly!"

'Bolshie' = rebellious, can be a bit of an upstart

This term comes from the revolutionary members of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, who were known as Bolsheviks (professional rebels).

8 comments:

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Excellent word! Especially invented for teenagers, methinks!

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I got a 10 yr old, going on 37, who is getting a bit bolshi.

Flea said...

I like this word. I might starrt using it.

Daryl said...

One I have never heard/read before ..

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Well, this term is certainly new to this yankie. I think my son is "bolshi", not all the time, but sometimes.

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Karen said...

now that is a good descriptive word.