Illustration of Derek Powazek by Adam Ellis

New Term Coinage: Baboop

Baboop: To encourage someone to hurry up and get to the point, after the iconic sound TiVo makes when fast-forwarding.


Her: … and then what happened was, well, because when it was happening, the thing is —

Him: Baboop baboop baboop.

Her: Fine. I’m not telling you now.

Him: Baboop.

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