Definition: Barbieland

Our Barbieland is the sum total of all our dolls, furniture, cares, homes, schools and other accessories. Your Barbieland is all your stuff. On this blog we use the term to Barbieland to refer to the sum total of “our barbie stuff”. It’s not really a place as much as wherever you happen to set…

Definition: barbégé

Pronunciation: barb-uh-zhay. When you are a Barbie-Playing-Mentor you have people that you are mentoring. The “mentored” person in a relationship is usually referred to as a “Protégé”.  This is a french word and it is pronounced “pro-tuh-zhay”. I thought about calling the players a Barbie-Playing-Mentor mentors “barbie-playing-charges” but the use of the word “charge” as a…

Definition: Barbie-Playing-Mentor

I am a Barbie-Playing-Mentor because I like to both teach people how to play barbies and guide them toward playing independently. To be a Barbie-Playing-Mentor you basically show your Barbie-Playing-Charges how to choose a scenario as a starting point for a play session. Then you play through the scenario with them. Some kids will dress, undress, arrange…

Definition: BBBBarbie

I will use the word BBBBarbie on this blog pretty regularly. BBBBarbie means “Blonde Haired”+ “Blue-Eyed”+ “Boring”+ “Barbie”. Yawn. BBBBarbie bugs me. I know she is the lynchpin of the Barbie trademark but she just irritates me. This tidbit is ironic when one considers that I was born blonde-haired and blue-eyed. At the same time…

Definition: barbie, barbies

When I blog about “barbies” I use it as a generic term for all 11 1/2 inch dolls or 1:6 scale dolls as some like to call them. They are also sometimes referred to as “fashion dolls” or “playscale”. I understand that Mattel owns the trademark but, like most people, I use it generically,  like saying…

Definition: Bavatarbie

Bavatarbie is a mashup of the words Avatar and Barbie. Your Bavatarbie is the doll you choose to represent you most often when playing with Barbies. Before the 2009 movie “Avatar” made the word commonplace, the word was most often used to mean” an online representation of oneself.”  Avatar is a Hindi word that is…