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Jonathan Higgins <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 18 Aug 2004 10:39:27 -0400
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I had always assumed it was spelled "bugar" because it rhymed with sugar.
Well, after I read it as "booger" in enough places, including numerous
Stephen King novels, I realized I had it wrong. (Although I still think THEY
all have it wrong... there is no "oo" sound in it!)

On 8/17/04 4:28 PM, "Heather Dawn" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Being the researcher I am I looked up burger, booger and bugger in some
> dictionaries, including a science dictionary. None defined any of these
> terms in terms of nasal discharge as they did snot. Snot was defined
> and so was snotty, snot nose, etc. but not in the science dictionary
> which I find curious. Is this a matter of discrimination? since the lay
> person tends to think of a booger or bugger as a (you know!) as dried
> up snot.
> and burger is defined in terms of the well known hamburger so it seems
> to me that this is definitely not Burger King where you get it your way.
> Now I have to get back to that to do list.
> Heather Dawn
> On Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at 08:56 AM, Michael Rothman wrote:
>> Dear Willow, et al,
>>                     I hope it would be the middle option:  the other
>> variants are too horrible to contemplate.
>> Cheers,
>> Mike Rothman
>> On Monday, August 16, 2004, at 10:39  pm, Willow Z. wrote:
>>> O.K.
>>> What I want to know is if it's a burger, a booger, or a bugger that
>>> comes out of one's nose?!
>>> Willow Z.