Catch Word #49– to Bug someone

Many of you have probably heard of the word bug. Most people know it as a noun, but it can also be used as a verb, like to bug a person. Do you think that bugging a person would be good or bad? Do you think someone would like to be bugged? Check out this episode to find out!


Expressions included in the learning materials

  • To bug (someone)
  • Bugging
  • Synonymous of bugging
    • Someone who annoys you is annoying.
    • Something that bothers you is bothersome.
    • People who irritate others are irritating.
    • If your little brother always pesters you, he’s pesky.
    • If a situation aggravates you, it’s aggravating.
  • To check up; a checkup
  • To suck
  • Germs
  • Etiquette for coughing and sneezing
  • Kind of; sort of
  • Kinda; sorta
  • Impression
  • To recap; recap

Sample transcript

Harp: Yeah, a bug is an insect.
Maura: Yeah it’s a small little insect. Sometimes it has legs and wings and sometimes they fly around like zzzz.
Harp: Exactly. Some examples of bugs are mosquitoes
Maura: Yup.
Harp: Beetles … or cockroaches
Maura: Yup, it could also be a fly or a ladybug.
Harp: A ladybug.
Maura: That one even has the word bug in it.
Harp: Yeah, so a ladybug is red with little black dots on it.
Maura: Yeah most people … they don’t mind ladybugs.
Harp: A ladybug is the only bug I like.
Maura: Yeah, sometimes bugs can be annoying.
Harp: Exactly, which brings us to the slang definition of bug.

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