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Re: Help w/naughty slang

Subject: Re: Help w/naughty slang
From: (Scotty)
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 22:05:26 +1030
On Fri, 29 Nov 1996 13:09:38 -0600 (CST) Andy wrote-
>   In the interests of not offending anyone, I should recommend
>that anyone who may not take kindly to "adult" language not read this
>post.  I wasn't intending to write anything that the average American would
>take offense to, but I'm not sure what might be inappropriate to some
>of our non-American scions.
>   In a conversation with a friend the other day, a certain British slang
>phrase came up.  I was asked to define the phrase, but I couldn't.  I know
>what it means in a technical sense, but I couldn't produce a definition
>that captured all of the color and character the term generally includes.
>   Is there anyone out there eloquent enough to give a proper description
>of what "buggering off" entails?  If anyone haas comments not fit for
>general circulation, please E-mail me directly.
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Hi Andy,
        * sensitive types ought to 'bugger off' and read no further* Heh-Heh!

        The Concise, Macquarie Dictionary.[for use in Australian English,]
defines the term,
"bugger off"-to remove oneself; depart -'interjection'-a strong exclamation
of annoyannce, disgust etc.

"go to buggery"-go away; leave me alone.

"like buggery"-considerably.

"off to buggery"- 'a' considerably off course
                  'b' in error
                  'c' astray
                  'd' a long way away 

"bugger all"-nothing

"play silly buggers"-to engage in time-wasting activities and frivilous

If you read this far, I just know you arn't offended. ;-)

Regards to all.


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