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Postby misterdoe » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:33 am

...or maybe just "bug out." When I read way back then that Ronald Reagan had said in a press conference that "we are not bugging out," I thought, "Wow, Reagan's that up to date?" Because, to me, "bugging out" meant acting bugged, or crazy. Only then in that article did I see for the first time the sense of leaving with little or no advance warning.

But I guess bug is one of those little words too big to wrap one post around -- as a noun a bug can be a little creature, something that irritates you, an "undocumented feature" in computer software, a Volkswagen Beetle (or similar car), or, for that matter, a Beatle -- if you're of a certain age :wink: you might remember the phrase, "I hate bug music!" :) Plus I'm sure there are other meanings I've left out...

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Re: Bug

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:49 pm

Don't bug me man! Or I'm going to bug out of here.

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Re: Bug

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:01 am

Aah, bug off! Or as Burns said to the louse on a lady's bonnet:

"Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner,
Detested, shunned by saunt an' sinner,
How daur ye set your fit upon her,
Sae fine a lady!
Gae somewhere else and seek your dinner,
On some poor body."
It is dark at night, but the Sun will come up and then we can see.

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