Ian Poulter is fed up with fans yelling after drives at PGA Tour events. The most popular exclamations are probably “mashed potatoes!” and “Baba Booey!” But while the provenance of “mashed potatoes” is murky, “Baba Booey” is the nickname of Howard Stern Show producer Gary Dell’Abate and a touchstone for Stern fans everywhere. Golf fans especially like to yell “Baba Booey!” at Keegan Bradley. a self-professed Stern fanatic. However, the phrase must sound a little strange to Ian Poulter, whose tweet about “baba boo” received a correction from the King of All Media himself.
it’s spelled Baba Booey rt @IanJamesPoulter This baba boo shit wouldn’t happen at Augusta, The Open, nor Wimbledon. Tazer the thrushes.
— Howard Stern (@HowardStern) August 11, 2013
Poulter quickly responded:
RT @HowardStern it’s spelled Baba Booey
>> How have you only just got more followers than me. I thought you was big time. Hahahaha
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 11, 2013