The term bug is used in colloquial language to name the insects. For instance: “This house is full of bugs! We would have to hire a fumigation service “, “A little while ago a bug bit me and left my arm swollen”, “What is that bug? It looks like an ant, although bigger … “.
It is known as ball bug, ball bug or moisture mealybug to the terrestrial crustaceans that belong to the suborder of the oniscids. There are about 3,000 species of these animals whose main characteristic is that they have an accordion-like exoskeleton that allows them to roll up on themselves when they feel threatened.
The light bugs or fireflies, on the other hand, are coleopterans that make up the family of the lamprey. All species belonging to this group are characterized by the emission of light (that is, they are bioluminescent).
By extension, a bug can be any other animal. In this case, the use of the concept is derogatory or affectionate, depending on the context. Yes one person, when he sees a dog in the street, he exclaims “Get that bug away from me!”, you will be using the word with contempt for the animal. On the other hand, a subject who claims that he lives with two dogs and three cats since “Love bugs”You will be using the idea of a bug with tenderness and sympathy.
As can be deduced from all that has been stated so far, it is not appropriate to use the term bug to refer to an insect in a formal setting, such as in dealing with an employer or with the owner of a house that we rent if we need to inform you of the presence of an plague, for instance. In this case, it is recommended to specify the species that we have found or, failing that, to use the word insects.
It is also said that a human being it is “bug” or “a bug” When is malicious, sinister or evil: “Be careful with the neighbor on the second floor, he’s a bug”, “It seems to me that the new boss is very bad”, “Don’t be a bug and give me back the money I lent you”.
Another meaning of this term is used to speak of a very energetic child, who is always doing mischief and is very difficult to control. Just as when we speak fondly of animals when we call them bugs, in this case there is no bad intention, but this word is used to denote the restless nature of the person, which leads him to pass from one state to another without rest and gives us the feeling that getting him to calm down is as difficult as catching a very fast.
This word also appears as part of the song title. Stinker, released as a single by the band Argentina The Fabulous Cadillacs in 1995, to promote the album called King Sugar. This group was formed in Buenos Aires in 1985 and the musical genre that represents them is the ska. It is worth mentioning that they have enjoyed great success in the field of Hispanic American music, to the point of getting four of their albums to be included among the 250 most influential Latin American rock, according to the publication At the border.
There are also people nicknamed with this term, as is the case with Javier Fernández Abruñedo, a footballer born in Sada, La Coruña, Spain, in 1996. He made his debut in 2013 as a sports professional in the Third Division, and currently assumes the role of midfielder in the Racing de Ferrol team. His preparation took place in a team from his hometown, the well-known Rayo Sadense, and in the Sports Club of his region.