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Re: Bumfuck, Egypt

Posted by ESC on July 04, 2007

In Reply to: Bumfuck, Egypt posted by Beth on July 04, 2007

: Does anyone know the origin (or anything else, for that matter) of the phrase "Bumfuck, Egypt?"

: I'm not finding it in the archives. It seems modern.

A very remote place. Usually considered vulgar. (I love when they say that.) Jocular. The first citation is 1972. U.S. Army. There is a second entry for "Bumblefuck." Also means a remote place. The date for that is 1989. From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994. Page 310.