While this particular boogey man
, The GunnyWolf, was new to me as I returned to the classroom a decade ago, I found the book included in the tomes designated by Harper Trophy, the reading series used by my new school district in Osage County, Oklahoma.
Mothers told their chicks Furillo was the Boogey Man
, that if they didn't behave he'd clobber 'em in their sleep.
Grabill refers to scholastic economics as "the boogey man
of economic history," and provides an impressive collection of authors (Bacon, Bonaventure, Scotus, Occam) who should not be ignored as John Locke attempted to do.
In television, our boogey man
is the guy with a beer in one hand and the clicker in the other.
First, a boogey man
will be trotted out by every group that opposes either of these goals.
For years, I'd simply keep one or three lying within easy reach just in case the boogey man
, or the monster who lives under the bed, should get out of line and require an attitude adjustment.
He made faces, taunted the cow with terrible birdlike sounds, and he flapped his arms like the boogey man
Not a triangle but a rectangle of protagonists frame this detective plot: a young assistant detective, Morava (yes, his name sounds very much like the eastern chunk of the Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate, and as a prey of Nazi predators he doubtless represents good in the novel); Morava's boss, Beran (as his name indicates, he is as stubborn as a ram and protects himself from the ugliness of politics); the Gestapo chief inspector, Buback (the boogey man
who turns into a spy); and finally, Buback's superior, Meckerle, one of the most powerful Germans in occupied Prague.
I'm not referring here specifically to viruses, the Y2K boogey man
, or sluggish internet connections, but the day to day challenges of navigating effectively and efficiently in this important part of the information universe.
Who can forget the bacteria boogey man
of a few years back?
He played the boogey man
(card), the Mexican Mafia.
However, for most of us, the threat is just a boogey man