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Re: What does scug mean?

Posted by GPP on July 28, 2003

In Reply to: What does scug mean? posted by Nima on July 27, 2003

: context doesn't say anything more. but I guess it's NOT anything abbreviation.
: I come along this word in donald barthelme's Snow White, page 37.
: Thanks for your help.
:

Tell us where you are in the book. My 1972 Antheum paperback page 37 begins "SNOW WHITE was cleaning. "Book lice do not bite people," she said to herself. [etc.]"; no 'scug' on that page. Oh, OK, on my page 31. You're right, no context whatever, and presumably not an abbreviation. Probably a made-up nonsense word for its emotional weight rather than carrying any meaning, but let's see if anyone can contribute anything better.