"bugger" [bUg at r]?!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 21 05:22:45 UTC 2013

"Sweet Sugar-Bugger"

Title of a rockabilly song by Peggy Upton from 1958.

I'm not familiar with the song, but I know the expression and, if I ever
had occasion to write it, I'd spell it

"sweet sugar-booger"

Are there speakers who pronounce _bugger_ as "booger"? Or is it rather the
case that there are speakers who pronounce _sugar_ as "shugger"?


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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