[Ads-l] "Bugger"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 11 20:55:18 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 3:45 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> When we meant "booger," we pronounced it like book.

We also have both meanings, but there's absolutely no difference in
pronunciation. The sexual reading that standard _bugger_ can have is also
absolutely absent.

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

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