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What I like in English is that, if you take any two
consonants, and put any vowel in the middle of them,
you almost certainly come to an existing word. This is
not so common in French.

For ex, if you take: b_g:
bag
beg
big
bog
bug

I think it's a problem for car plates, because it must
be rather difficult to find some which don't bring
jokes around, at least if you use series of 3 letters
(and the English do, I think). Suppose your car plate
mentions BAG, or BUG, or even BOG ? (is O allowed ? in
France, it's not). This could be bad in order to take
young girls for a ride. (Even worse if it is ASS).

BTW, in Russian, Bog means God. I couldn't find the
etymology of the word yet.

--- Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Peter Bleackley wrote:
>
> > Staving Adam Walker:
> >
> > > > - can you imagine something like a cute bug ?
> > >
> > >Oh, you'll get a TON of affirmative answers on
> this
> > >one.  We have an idiom "cute as a bug in a rug".
> >
> > I remember this one as "snug as a bug in a rug."
> Used when tucking small
> > children into bed.
> >
> Yes; perhaps Adam was conflating it with "cute as a
> bug's ear" (whatever
> THAT is!?)-- well, it's just so much water over the
> bridge.....
>
> There are certainly cute bugs, though not many I
> think.  I've also seen a
> few that could be called _elegant_, even if I would
> have preferred that they
> not be in my house.
>
> (Speaking of this, I still have in mind to do the
> Kash version of Gorey's
> charming "The Bug Book".)


=====
Philippe Caquant

"He thought he saw a Rattlesnake / That questioned him in Greek: / He looked again, and found it was / The Middle of Next Week. / "The one thing I regret', he said, / "Is that it cannot speak !' " (Lewis Carroll)

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