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Dog Breed[edit]

I have seen Bogles being sold that are Boston Terrir/Beagle crossbreeds. 07:31, 12 November 2006 (UTC)


Seems more Inglis (e.g. from the traditional English area of Lowland Scotland) to me. It is from the English Bugge and has a Germanic cognate in Boggel (as in Boggelmann) in Deutsch. (talk) 18:20, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Bogle stroll[edit]

In Greater Manchester, there is a charity walk of 88 km (55 mi) which is named Bogle stroll. Its name is derived from that of the creature (pictures of which are used in the promotion of the event). It is one of the North-West's longest running charity events and probably deserves a mention here (ref: (talk) 09:40, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Boglin not Bogle[edit]

I've removed:

 Also the name of a popularly marketed line of rubberized hand puppets from Canada 
during the late 1980s and early 1990s representing the upper torso, hands & head of "Bogle" monsters.


  • I have never heard of these toys
  • I couldn't find any reference to them besides that one blogspot article
  • I'm increasingly convinced the author is misremembering the Boglin toys!

If I have made a mistake and there were such toys, I apologize. Please link any other reference (a picture perhaps?) to the toys in question. brain (talk) 03:01, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

I think you are correct. I have some references online to "Bogle Puppets" or "Bogle Toys" online a few times (as can be seen by searching in Google) but they seem to be on about Boglins. I think you are right Brain. Nice work! Sigurd Dragon Slayer (talk) 14:24, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Merge with boggart and bogeyman[edit]

Weak Oppose: I don't think it should be merged as I think the term "bogle" to be different enough (regardless of its shared etymological root) to the boggart as whereas that is a specific being generally "bogle" is a term used in northern varieties of English to refer to a number of beings. It is more akin to bogeyman however that has much information that should not be on this page or the boggart page and if all three are merged the article would be two big, in my opinion. Sigurd Dragon Slayer (talk) 14:32, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Oppose: Bogeyman is an almost universal term for formless spooks that are created to scare childen. The formless description of the bogle may reminds us of the bogeyman, but the part about Tatty Bogle and other explanations seem to refer a complex creature that probably has more than one origin. I say don't merge (merging means merging other creatures that are considered bogeyman, e.g. Bloody Bones, Bodach, and even South American Cuco. I will remove the tag. --Rochelimit (talk) 00:21, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Can we get some sources for the Larne Reporter section[edit]

The only sources I can find are these I don't find the use too unlikely as there were a lot of Borderers settled in Northern Ireland during the plantation era.... but it isn't very well sourced at the moment... Sigurd Dragon Slayer (talk) 13:06, 19 March 2012 (UTC)