Hello! I was looking for websites to learn Polish and stumbled across this. I just wanted to share, in case it helps someone else :) It has a lot of beginning vocabulary and grammar.
I am learning German as well, so I use Baba for both! Thank you so much for sharing! x
There's no such thing as babadum in Polish. Looking on this crazy design and other projects, I think maybe the authors wanted the name to sound funny and "baba" is one of the first "words" which we can hear from children when they learn how to talk. Funny syllables. This is what comes to my mind when You ask about the meaning :)
"Baba" means a woman but rather old, ugly... (like this one in logo of BaBaDum ;)) Or a woman that you don't respect (Baby nie potrafią jeździć! -> Women can't drive!, when you're annoyed by a woman driving a car, even if she is young and pretty... :P). Children say "baba" when they can't say "babcia" yet (grandma).
Or it means a cake in this shape: baba, babka
Or part of this: (I think some Polish people don't know what it is ;) ) at the photo. Btw., a funny story: my grandma worked in building office and she told me that once they had to catalogue things at the building place or sth. They employed a person to write on typewriter (who didn't know anything about building industry)... And they were surprised when they saw: kobieta do wbijania pali (a woman to hammer piles) - it was not what they wrote with pen! And the person who wrote on typewriter said: "I've corrected it because baba is so rude!" :D
But I don't think that BaBaDum means anything ;)