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Bug and Bear It

The term “bugbear” is now often used to mean a pet peeve or just something annoying, perhaps because of how “bug” can mean “to annoy.” I suppose such things are also a person’s cross to BEAR. Traditionally, however, the term … Continue reading

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There May Be a Boogeyman or Boogeymen in the House

Picture by Andrew L. Paciorek The Boogeyman, more traditionally spelled “Bogeyman,” does not seem to be a reference to any specific monster, but rather to any scary creature that is either the product of a child’s imagination or used by … Continue reading

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