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Re: CHAT: Murgatroyd (was somehow Re: Lenition)

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Saturday, June 29, 2002, 8:48
On 06/29 18:20  Adrian Morgan wrote:

> Well, 'bugger' is probably not a swear word at all these days, at > least not in Australian English, otherwise a certain famous advert for > cars wouldn't have so used it so liberally on television. Neither is > 'root' - that's just slang. Maybe not the kind of slang you use in > polite company, but I don't think any definition would actually class > it as swearing. >
Ah, the Toyota Hilux ad. I had wondered if it was familiar to Australians. In NZ the ad is considered as a defining moment in national TV history as "You're not in Guatemala, Dr Ropata!" (That one I'm not going to explain - it's just esoteric!) - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus alias Mungo Foxburr of Loamsdown "That's the people who hang around the edge of groups at parties. They are very exclusive."