Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 04:07:43 GMT
From: ShazWozza <>
Subject: Re: Question for the UK Saabers

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).

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