One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Collectively: the inhabitants of a boggy area. rare.
2Collectively: the bodies, typically belonging to pre-Christian Germanic cultures, found in a well-preserved state in peatbogs in northern Europe.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From bog + people.
bog people/ˈbɒɡ ˌpiːpl/
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