[Ads-l] "Bugger"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Mon Jul 11 23:58:42 UTC 2016

The more-common Brit use of "bugger," as a generalised, if mild, exclamation 
of irritation.

>From John Crace's political sketch column in the Guardian, channelling the 
soon-to-be-no-longer PM, David Cameron:

        Back at No 10, David Cameron was on the phone to his therapist
        trying to deal with his self-destructive issues when he heard that 
        was going to be moving in a great deal earlier than anticipated. 
         it,” he yelled. It just wasn’t fair.


Is it just me, or does anyone else immediately think of Voltaire's Candide 
when this topic comes up?

Robin Hamilton


-----Original Message----- 
From: Wilson Gray
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 9:55 PM
Subject: Re: "Bugger"

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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