bodger (was: faff)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 5, 2001, 4:38|
Raymond Brown scripsit:
> Oddly, tho IME both _botch_ and _bodge_ seem to be used with similar
> frequency, a person who patches things up in a clumsy way seems to be
> almost invariably a _bodger_. I don't recall hearing _botcher_ used.
Only about 50 *.uk pages use "botcher", vs. over 1200 with "bodger",
but this is inflated, because "Bodger" appears to be an occupational surname.
http://www.bodgers.org.uk claims that the term "bodger"
refers to a worker in green wood who produces half-finished
chair legs, spindles, etc. from sapling trees using a hand-powered lathe.
John Cowan email@example.com
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