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mbogo, dr. fred

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/*m-boh'goh, dok'tr fred/ [Stanford] The archetypal man you don't want to see about a problem, especially an incompetent professional; a shyster. "Do you know a good eye doctor?" "Sure, try Mbogo Eye Care and Professional Dry Cleaning." The name comes from synergy between "bogus" and the original Dr. Mbogo, a witch doctor who was Gomez Addams' physician on the old "Addams Family" TV show. Compare Bloggs Family, the, see also fred.
[Jargon File]
(2002-04-14)

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