Dr. Fred Mbogo
/@m?boh'goh, dok?tr fred/, n.
[Stanford] The archetypal man you don't want to see about a problem, esp.
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. Interestingly
enough, it turns out that under the rules for Swahili noun classes, ?m-? is
the characteristic prefix of ?nouns referring to human beings?. As such, ?
mbogo? is quite plausible as a Swahili coinage for a person having the
nature of a bogon. Actually, ?mbogo? is indeed a Ki-Swahili word
referring to the African Cape Buffalo, syncerus caffer. It is one of the ?
big five? dangerous African game animals, and many people with bush
experience believe it to be the most dangerous of them. Compare Bloggs
Family and J. Random Hacker; see also Fred Foobar and fred.