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Re: CHAT: "*** you" (was Re: closet conlanging)

From:Laurie Gerholz <milo@...>
Date:Thursday, December 24, 1998, 21:07
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > I've often wondered, what is the story with the phrases "bugger you" > and the more common American "f*ck you" (If you don't know it, you'll > have to guess the vowel ;) ). They don't seem grammatically correct as > commands; then they would have "yourself" rather than "you." Or was > there originally another word, such as "I" at the beginning? If I > interpreted your Hatas-oa phrase correctly, it is "I bugger you." > Anyone have any ideas?
I have heard the variant "go f*ck yourself!". But I don't recall hearing that with other epithet verbs such as "bugger" or "screw". This is in American English, upper Midwest dialect. Laurie --- Laurie Gerholz