David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Fri Jul 18 11:23:57 UTC 2008

There was a discussion here some time ago about "bogart". Happens it is
today's word of the day from M-W. Thought I would share, fwiw.
1 : bully, intimidate
*2 : to use or consume without sharing
Example Sentence
Three of the older girls bogarted the ice cream, ignoring the other campers'
pleas for them to share.
Did you know?
The legendary film actor Humphrey Bogart was known for playing a range of
tough characters in a series of films throughout the 1940s and 1950s,
including The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The African Queen. The men he
portrayed often possessed a cool, hardened exterior that occasionally let
forth a suggestion of romantic or idealistic sentimentality. Bogart also had
a unique method of smoking cigarettes in these pictures - letting the butt
dangle from his mouth without removing it until it was almost entirely
consumed. It is believed that this habit inspired the current meaning of
"bogart," which was once limited to the phrase "Don't bogart that joint
[marijuana cigarette]," as popularized by a song on the soundtrack to the
film Easy Rider, among other things. Today "bogart" can be applied to
hogging almost anything.

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