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Crazy as a Betsy Bug

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Cecily from Indianapolis, Indiana, recalls her North Carolina-born grandmother would describe someone doing something stupid as being crazy as a betsy bug. The phrase alludes to the horned beetle, also known as the patent-leather beetle, a large black insect that makes a whirring noise when disturbed. It’s also called a betsy bug, bess bug, or bessie bug. This is part of a complete episode.

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