Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Don't be a Divvy

There's a new bike-sharing scheme in Chicago and it's cracking me up. It's called Divvy Bikes and every time I hear the word I giggle. Not surprisingly, everyone near me gives me that sideways look or asks what's funny.

For those not brought up with the word, in certain parts of the UK a "divvy" is someone who's not the sharpest tool in the shed. There are various possible origins for the word but it's generally meant as a fairly harmless insult. It's apparently from the north east of England where I grew up, but I have to say, I always associate it with Scousers (from Liverpool) myself.

Obviously, when referring to a bike-sharing scheme, the word divvy is the "divvying up" version.

I know it's ridiculous but - surely they should know that they've actually called their scheme the Idiot Bike-Sharing Scheme?

People are even riding round with Divvy written on the bike. Tee hee. 


Michael Harling said...

What a bunch of muppets ;)

Trish Burgess said...

Are you going to borrow one? Go on! Photo please of you sitting on it ;-))

Expat mum said...

Trish - on yer bike!

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