[Ads-l] Heard: "bug juice"

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Thu Jan 1 03:46:16 UTC 2015

This was the term in summer camp in northern (LP) Michigan in the latter 
Dave Hause
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "victor steinbok" <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: Heard: "bug juice"

When we were using it in the 1980s, it was definitely a reference to red
"fruit punch" liquids or powders for making them. Not a bad reference, as
some of them used to contain crushed bugs (cochineal), while others had
beet juice or assorted carcinogens.

I just came across a reference from the 1930s that used it to describe a
stimulant, but didn't think it worthy a citation at the time. Will tag it
if I see it again. 

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