It’s Word Wednesday. Hurray to knowing words that are probably useless at the workplace!

President Obama used the term bangarang when he talked about the dearly loved Robin Williams:

The U.S. president issued a statement about Williams’ passing. “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between,” Obama said. “But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh.  He made us cry.  He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most — from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets.” (Emphasis mine)

The term bangarang means “an uproar or disturbance

President Obama used the term in a positive way, perhaps referring to how Mr, Williams was such a whirlwind and a riot. I’d probably use it to refer to my students who are “iskul bukol.” :D

Happy hump day!

Photo credit: Carly Mckinney Crunk Bear


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