[TUHS] Mushi and Bagu

John Floren john at jfloren.net
Thu Feb 16 01:04:52 AEST 2017

When I studied Japanese in high school, our teacher told us mushi is bug.
Bagu is a literal transliteration that may be more common in actual use,
but mushi certainly means bug.

On Feb 15, 2017 08:01, "Larry McVoy" <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> 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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