Friday, February 01, 2008

Bug: (from The Sixth Graders Dictionary to LIfe)

1. Bug: noun
Pronunciation: \ˈbəg\
Middle English bugge hobgoblin; probably akin to Low German bögge goblin
Definition: an insect or other creeping or crawling invertebrate; any of an order (Hemiptera
and especially its suborder Heteroptera) of insects that have sucking mouthparts,
forewings thickened at the base, and incomplete metamorphosis and are often economic
2. Bug: noun
Pronunciation: \ˈfē-vər\
Etymology: From the cultures of preteens weak immune systems; most currently present in the similarly weakened immune system of Corinne.
Definition: A virus consisting of runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy eyes, and fever resulting from close proximity to younger members of the human race with lower hygienic habits; most commonly passed from student to teacher.

3. Bug: noun (most commonly referred to as a "hornet")
Pronunciation: \ˈho'r-nət\
Etymology: From the modern usage of Class Periods 1, 2, 3, & 5, originating at *** Middle School.
Definition: An index card torn and folded along specific planes according to directions, as passed on by the oral tradition of middle school males, intended to be used in correlation with a rubber band as a projectile; for the purpose of disrupting class and earning an In-School-Suspension for its user.
See Also: You-Tube instructional video "How to Make a Paper Hornet"

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