[TUHS] Mushi and Bagu

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Feb 16 01:01:39 AEST 2017

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 09:51:58AM -0500, Nemo wrote:
> Follow-up to Larry's "Mushi! Mushi!" story
> (http://minnie.tuhs.org/pipermail/tuhs/2017-February/008149.html).
> I showed this to a Japanese acquaintance, who found it hilarious for a
> different reason. He told me that a s/w bug is "bagu" -- a
> semi-transliteration -- and "mushi" is "I ignore you".  So corporate
> called, asked for status, and the technical guy said "I am going to
> ignore you!" and then hung up.

Wow, that's even better than "Bug, bug!".  Are you sure?  Someone else
said moshi was hi and mushi was bug.  Does mushi have two meanings?

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