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January 13, 2005

Find the Nose?

Here's a course on debugging at the Free University Berlin, which lists Find the Bug as extra reading. If you ask Google to translate the page, it translates the title of the book (which is in English on the original page) as "Find the Nose". Is "bug" German slang for "nose"? While researching this (fruitlessly), I did learn that "Tom Tug" is Cockney rhyming slang for "Bug". You learn something new every day...so I'm done until tomorrow.

Posted by AdamBa at January 13, 2005 09:51 AM

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"Bug" is not German slang for "nose". That's probably a bug in Google's translation dictionary (not the only one).
"Bug" means bow, which is the nose of a ship, sort of.

Posted by: Henry Boehlert at January 13, 2005 11:23 PM

Ah, thank you. Another mystery sort-of solved.

- adam

Posted by: Adam Barr at January 14, 2005 11:07 PM