[Ads-l] Bog standard

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 19 14:29:32 EST 2017

Thanks. Still puzzled, but at least I know I'm not alone.

On Feb 19, 2017 1:40 PM, "Michael Quinion" <
michael.quinion at worldwidewords.org> wrote:

> Used by a blogger I follow who, when queried, explained thus:
> It's a slang term I picked up from my extended family, of British origin
> (and sometimes spelled bog-standard or even bogstandard). It means utterly
> ordinary, unremarkable, and unexceptional.

For more see http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bog1.htm

Michael Quinion
michael.quinion at worldwidewords.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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