Monday, June 25, 2007

The Churchill Series – June 25, 2007

(One of a series of weekday posts on the life of Winston S. Churchill.)

To many of the documents Churchill sent to his Private Secretaries and close advisors during WW II he added “KBO” along with his signature.

KBO? A Russian secret police organization? A knowledge-based organization?

No, it stood for “keep buggering on,” an expression Churchill often used to remind himself and others not to get discouraged in the face of difficulties but to KBO.

A British dictionary of slang says “bug” can mean bother, persist, annoy.

Churchill had to do a lot of that, often in trying and dangerous circumstances that would quickly break the spirit of most people.

Have a good day and KBO



Anonymous said...


Needed that today.

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