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In Australia, bugger is most definitely not the slightest bit coarse.--Vladisdead 08:18, 29 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Sure it is. It loses more of its coarseness all the time, to the extent that it's on TV ads now. But that doesn't mean I'd use it with a nun or little old lady who I'd never met before. And just about everybody knows what it means literally which affects when & where they choose to use it. — Hippietrail 13:44, 29 Jun 2004 (UTC)


This word has the category "rare". How is bugger rare? -- Cimon Avaro 19:40, 29 June 2007 (UTC)


BTW, I have heard people euphemize bugger as "sugar". Don't know the conventions of how to add it to the page. Heck, maybey I will have to see how other words do it. -- Cimon Avaro 19:42, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

I always understood sugar to be used as a euphemism for shit. The speaker starts to say sh... realises the social situation and completes the word by saying sugar. Jonathan Webley 15:42, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

See Wikipedia Article for Deletion[edit]

An article about this word in Wikipedia was flagged for deletion on 20 January 2009 on the basis that it discussed only the word history and usage. See this discussion. Some content from the Wikipedia article has been copied to this one. Editors are invited to

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Thanks. Aymatth2 14:55, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Better also link to booger[edit]

Better also link to booger as a See Also. In Chicago, we kids spelled boogers buggers. Jidanni 02:02, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

I noticed a grown man make the same mistake, I'd advise it linked as a "Not to be confused with", rather than a "See also". - Mr. Heretic 06:09, 10 December 2011 (UTC)


Would suggest merging the two 'different' Interjective definitions of bugger, they're essentially identical. Only it's apparently fallen further from vulgarity and thus potency in the US (not that it's considered vulgar in NZ either). - Mr. Heretic 06:09, 10 December 2011 (UTC)