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The word 'bugger' has many senses. One of these is 'One who commits buggery' (OED), which includes bestiality.

I used the word 'bugger' before discovering this fun little fact - not anymore.

Do you use the word 'bugger'? Were you aware of this meaning of the word bugger?

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Oh yes, this is definitely one of my swear words. I've always known what it means, that's why it's a swear word! Maybe it's more often used in Britain than Australia? It's quite often used in a slightly affectionate way as in "silly old bugger" meaning a bit of a grumpy sod rather than as someone who rapes animals....
No I don't use it.....I have till like you I found out.
I have before but I guess now it will be deleted.
by Gia
I was slightly puzzled by the picture until I read your first line. That's not quite what I thought the word meant- I thought it was a synonym for "sodomy". And yes, I have been known to use it. The word has more or less lost its sting in Australia.
I agree it's lost its 'sting' here, and while it can be used as a synonym for 'sodomy', 'buggery' covers bestiality in the context of law.
by Vee
I don't use the word, but I also had no idea of it's meaning before now. I guess I'll continue to not use it ;)
I use it quite often! It's a very handy word lol
LOL, I know! I still catch myself using it sometimes.
by Vee
Was not aware of the meaning. Never have used it and don't plan to use it in the future!
Yes, have for many years. And, yes, I've always known what it meant. I usually have the word followed by 'it'!

I miss the 'bugger' dog car TV adverts. It was the perfect word for those scenarios' depicted.
I was raised where this word was used to describe something that had gone wrong. I dropped the pot of cream "bugger", I forgot my purse "bugger" etc . It wasn't used aggressively or profanely however when I became aware of all meanings of what I thought was an innocuous word it disappeared from my vocabularly.
Yes to use, and yes I did know what the Old English meaning of the word is. But just the sound of the word when you say it is quite expressive and can alleviate the frustration caused by whatever mishap/booboo has occurred.
Have used it. Don't use it a lot. Is isn't a very nice word. Almost as bad (to me) as the English telling someone to "sod off".

Hee hee. I have "sod off" on my front door. It's for my loony neighbours and they know it. Yes, I'm a Brit.
by Rice
Revisiting this . . . I was wrong . . I do not have sod off on my door (had to look) . . it is naff off and it is directed at my loony neighbours. I actually don't think I use sod off at all, on reflection.
by Rice
Yes I do. I knew the meaning of it, but it is a fairly innocuous word by current standards.
Yes, probably as "Oh Bugger it". I can't remember a time when it wasn't part of my lingo. Loved the car ad that used to be on where the sheep dog misses jumping in the back of the ute and says "Bugger."
That is one word which I dont often use....not because it has another meaning.
by Finy
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