Shopping Cart or Buggy: What Do You Call It?

It’s truly amazing to observe the different cultures and structures of southern living and northern living. Although, many of the values and norms remain the same throughout the United States, some things that involve language and living differences are quite unique. The thing you place items in at the grocery store is the focus on this article.

What is a Buggy?

By mere definition, normally this would be considered: “a light, four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage with a single seat and a transverse spring.” – per the dictionary. So how did it become the name for what I know has a grocery cart?

A Buggy, Carriage/Wagon a Shopping Cart

Ironically, this item is known as a “carriage/wagon in the Northeast part of the US. So, depending on where you live, a shopping/grocery cart is many other names.

The English, use a shopping trolley. What do you prefer? Do you call it something else? Let me know!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. A J says:

    Here in Malaysia, we refer to it as a shopping trolley 🙂

    1. Angela says:

      It’s interesting how things differ from place to place.

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