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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. 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 One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter