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You May Find Important Pieces Gone

Cautionary tales to try to convince children to behave seem to be pretty much universal, even though it’s quite possible they do more harm than good. I’ve written before about boogeyman legends, and along much the same lines is the … Continue reading

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All the Girls Love Annis

Sometimes I feel like I should save posts on wicked witches until October, but I’ll probably forget before then. So here’s Black Annis, the local witch of the Dane Hills in Leicestershire, England. While descriptions vary somewhat, she’s often described … Continue reading

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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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