the word 'bug' derives from middle english 'bugge', 'hobgoblin', as also in bugbear, bogeyman, and the welsh bwg. 'bugs bunny', glossed as 'goblin rabbit', is therefore most naturally understood as a continuation of the mischievous fairies of british folklore. in this essay

@esvrld goblins rabbit, who lives in a cave and eats 10,000 goblins every day,,

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