A Conversation for The Bogeyman
Vestboy Started conversation Sep 24, 2004
So how do UK children come to call the lumpy bits of green up their noses bogeys? And in America I believe the same things are called boogers and they also talk of the booger man. Is this just a co-incidence?
Great entry by the way!
quizzical Posted Sep 24, 2004
Yup, we say 'boogers', but I called the bogeyman 'the boogyman'. We terrified little children never associated him with boogers (we were too afraid he'd get us if we did).
When I was 4 years old, I was convinced that The Boogyman lived in a small white house just down the street from us. At least that's what my dad told me. ( By the time I was 4-1/2 years old, I'd concluded that my parents were completely unreliable as a source of information. )
Lash LeRue Posted Sep 24, 2004
Here (when I say here I mean Ireland) we have banshees and my family is suposed to have its own one,Maileen, who howls at us when we are near death......... Makes quite a nice cup of tea I'm told. Also Bealtaine in the pagan celtic druidical religion, celebrated Brigid the god who brought spring, but when christians came they changed her name to St. Brigit and changed the pagan festival to a christian feast day, 1 May.
Zarquon's Singing Fish! Posted Sep 24, 2004
I've known them as bogies (the green bits up your nose) from when i was little and my son now calls them bogies too - although he got the term from school, and not from me.
Great entry and good to see it's Editor's Choice.
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