December 19, 2008  ·  culture  ·  meta

Glossary: Phooey Vuitton

NPR's Car Talk is the greatest thing on radio for a lot of reasons. This week we appreciated this item from their Nuvo-Etymology Department, courtesy of the Merriam-Webster Open Dictionary: Phooey Vuitton (noun) : a substandard, counterfeit Louis Vuitton product. As my mom walked down the street with her brand new Louis Vuitton, she was horrified to see all of the ghastly Phooey Vuittons out there trying to impersonate her designer bag.

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