When I was in about sixth grade, I was fascinated with the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. I figured that any man who ran an Army regiment called the Rough Riders, whose favorite word was "BULLY!", who went on safari and killed elephants (reminder: we’re not here to judge), and who had a smile like you see above, had to be a real character.
I was crazy enough to run around yelling "BULLY!" and came up with a nifty catchphrase for him, "LET’S GO BAG SOME ELEPHANTS!" After a while, I abbREViated it down to "LGBSE!" Now, Teddy was a tremendous statesman, a military hero, and a very intelligent man besides, and probably was nowhere near as rambunctious and never uttered a line like "let’s go bag some elephants!" or even "LGBSE!" But you couldn’t tell me that.
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