A washingtonpost.com article from: jklumpp@umd.edu

Jon Paulson Paulson at bvu.edu
Thu Sep 1 22:21:20 EST 2005


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Yeah; that brought up an interesting image.  A quick Google search, =
however, shows that "bugbear" is a synonym for bug-a-boo, bogey-man, =
hobgoblin, etc.  I question the use of "primeval": a word often misused =
loosely to mean "old" or "basic".  (At least the reporter didn't use =
"primordial", which is often misused in the same manner)
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Jon
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Jon Paulson
Assistant Professor of Speech Communication
Buena Vista University

>>> "Randy Cauthen" <rcauthen at earthlink.net> 09/01/05 4:48 PM >>>

"Primeval bugbear"?



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<DIV>Yeah; that brought up an interesting image.&nbsp; A quick Google =
search, however, shows that "bugbear" is a synonym for bug-a-boo, =
bogey-man, hobgoblin, etc.&nbsp; I question the use of "primeval": a word =
often misused loosely to mean "old" or "basic".&nbsp; (At least the =
reporter didn't use "primordial", which is often misused in the same =
manner)</DIV>
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<DIV>Jon</DIV>
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Vista University<BR><BR>&gt;&gt;&gt; "Randy Cauthen" &lt;rcauthen at earthlink=
.net&gt; 09/01/05 4:48 PM &gt;&gt;&gt;<BR></DIV>
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