Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jul 18 13:43:11 UTC 2008

In addition to bogarting Girl Scouts (or were there Brownies on that
ice cream?), there are also bogarting Venezuelan capuchin monkeys, in
the archives Feb. 11, 2008.  The author of the NYTimes article that
gave me that information, Natalie Angier, credited the same tradition
(from Humphrey) and song in an email message.


At 7/18/2008 07:23 AM, David A. Daniel wrote:
>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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