bug the heck out of me

Thomas1

Senior Member
polszczyzna warszawska
In non-fiction writing of any substance, it would bug the heck out of me!
Does it mean that it would really irritate/jar the person who uttered the quoted sentence (a native of AE), please?

Tom
 
  • Thomas1

    Senior Member
    polszczyzna warszawska
    Thank you. :)

    A follow-up question: does it always have this form or you sometimes change it (e.g.: bug the shit out of me, bug me out; well, any changes)?
     

    GenJen54

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    It's usually bug the "X" out of me....

    That "X" can be:

    heck
    hell
    crap
    shit

    or any other choice of explitive.

    I don't know I've ever heard "bugs the f*ck out of me" but that doesn't mean it hasn't ever been uttered.

    I've never heard "bugs me out" in the same way I've heard "creeps me out."

    At one point in the mid to late 80s, we also just said "that bugs."
     
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