Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 05:52:00 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Question for the UK Saabers

ShazWozza wrote: > Paul Halliday wrote: > > > > Back to "buggered". "Buggeration!" is considered is a mild expletive. I > > would concur that "buggered" is generally used to mean "spent"; worn-out, > > broken, barely working in the case of objects, or a person who is > > shattered. It is not used in its more historical sense much. We would also > > say, "I'll be buggered if I'm going to do that" which is perhaps a less > > naïve use of the word, but would never say "get buggered". > > > > Bob, are you planning a visit and just brushing up on a little lingo? If > > you are, actually, we do say "get buggered" ... We say it a lot ... > > Especially to police(wo)men :) > > If you ever visit any of the nations of Melanesia (like Papua New Guinea, > Solomons, Vanuatu) you will encounter the charming use of the word > "buggarup" in the Wantok pidgon as in "himfella car buggarup" (his car is > broken down). It translates perfectly ! Graham

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