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February 26th, 2008


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2008.0226.1543::Neologism of the Day
bug-ger the ques-tion

Pronunciation: ˈbu̇-gər thə ˈkwes-chən
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English bougre heretic, from Anglo-French bugre, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus, literally, Bulgarian; from the association of Bulgaria with the Bogomils, who were accused of sodomy

To misuse a word or phrase so prevalently that the incorrect/inaccurate meaning becomes linguistically valid.

"When you say, 'That literally blew my mind,' you're trying to bugger the question."

See also: ma-la-prop-en-si-ty, dinosaur comics on logical fallacies.

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