My teammate who’s from a Chinese private school background was talking about one of the QC department scientists at our CMO, who likes to ask for a half a dozen more experiments than it would take to make anyone else happy with a point. “Stefan is going to keep buggering us for more data…”
My supervisor and I started cracking up. “I think you mean bugging us,” I choked out.
Supervisor went to look up the definition of “bugger” on Dictionary.com, pointing to the word “sodomite”. Teammate peered at it. “I don’t understand,” she said. Supervisor and I looked at each other. Teammate is very smart but she’s a bit younger than me and also the sweet-looking kind of girl. Did we really want to explain anal sex to her?
“It’s like the Saiful and Anwar Ibrahim thing,” I said.