To be insected is some sort of physical condition, like when a bare neck perched on a motorcycle smacks a slow-hovering wasp at 80 mph. Whacks it like a flyswatter.vegetariantaxidermy wrote:For the Americans on here. You really should be learning this sort of thing at school. Some insects are bugs, for example beetles. 'Bugs' are only one particular group of insects. Using 'bug' to describe all insects in general is ignorant and extremely irritating, and changing the beautiful ladybird to 'ladyBUG' is unforgivable. Perhaps Americans are more prone than most to copy and adopt stupid ideas from each other. Unfortunately idiocy is contagious, and before the internet other countries had a reasonable level of immunity.
Btw, 'loan' is a noun, not a verb.
To be bugged is to inappropriately bothered by the topical poison spread by the wind on the skin like lighter fluid. Better to stay on the road than to crash while clawing at the neck for what can’t now be changed anyway. To be bugged also means spying.
To be swarmed is an insect attack. However, for the POTUS to say his phone was insected doesn’t ring true. The word insected sounds like an overreach for precision. Bugged is primal. Monosyllabic. It communicates on a different level than the trinity of syllables. The primal bugged resulted in the preconceived press agenda of Hillary losing because of the Rooskies, scattering across the floor like cockroaches when the lights turn on.