I really think the buggs are being deliberately obtuse here.

On the other hand … who doesn’t love to spoon, I ask you?


Mr and Mrs Bugg are curled up on a bedroll in the accepted spooning position, surrounded by shovels and pickaxes. They are happily asleep, with Mr Bugg as the spooner, and Mrs Bugg as the spoonee.

The text reads: “Junebugg 28, 1902: The United Buggs Congress passes the Spooner Act, allowing the country to take over the Bugama Canal, but only if Buggs can spoon after working.”