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16th Jan '17 3:55:15 PM Kombucha
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* "Bugger" has very different meanings in the US in the UK that account for its different levels of offensiveness. In the US, the word "bugger" is derived from the slang term "to bug," meaning "to annoy." Calling someone or something a "bugger" is to call them annoying. It can also be used as a slang term for vermin. In the UK, "bugger" means "to have anal sex with," and is thus considered a quite rude word. In Australia it can also have two other meanings: You can refer to someone or something as a "bugger" just 'because' ("He's a funny bugger"), or an alternative to "piss" in the phrase "Piss off!" (so, obviously, "Bugger off!")

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* "Bugger" has very different meanings in the US in the UK that account for its different levels of offensiveness. In the US, the word "bugger" is derived from the slang term "to bug," meaning "to annoy." Calling someone or something a "bugger" is to call them annoying. It can also be used as a slang term for vermin. In the UK, "bugger" means "to have anal sex with," and is thus considered a quite rude word. In both the UK and Australia it can also have two other meanings: You can refer to someone or something as a "bugger" just 'because' ("He's a funny bugger"), or an alternative to "piss" in the phrase "Piss off!" (so, obviously, "Bugger off!")
16th Jan '17 6:31:36 AM majike
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This is also used intentionally, to the opposite effect: unfamiliar or [[ForeignCussWord foreign swear words]] may be used where an equivalent local expression [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar would be inappropriate]]. ("Bloody" is about as strong a curse as "damn", and "bloody hell" is about the same as "goddamn", in the UK. On the other hand, it can also mean absolutely nothing more than a way of emphasising your point in Australia.)

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This is also used intentionally, to the opposite effect: unfamiliar or [[ForeignCussWord foreign swear words]] may be used where an equivalent local expression [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar would be inappropriate]]. ("Bloody" is about as strong a curse as "damn", and "bloody hell" is about the same as "goddamn", "goddamn" [[note]] Considering that some places in the southern US consider "god damn" to be a PrecisionFStrike, this British troper would argue that "bloody hell" is still incredibly mild in the UK [[/note]], in the UK. On the other hand, it can also mean absolutely nothing more than a way of emphasising your point in Australia.)
29th Dec '16 10:37:46 AM nombretomado
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** The very British EmmaWatson once fell afoul of this, as she related on an episode of ''The Late Show with DavidLetterman''.

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** The very British EmmaWatson Creator/EmmaWatson once fell afoul of this, as she related on an episode of ''The Late Show with DavidLetterman''.Creator/DavidLetterman''.
12th Dec '16 8:09:37 AM Doug86
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* In the first episode of Season 3's edited English dub of ''DragonBallZ'', the apparently Australian Jiece gives us such lines as, "ah bugger, this blasted thing!" and, "no bloody Saiyan that we've ever met is that strong."

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* In the first episode of Season 3's edited English dub of ''DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the apparently Australian Jiece gives us such lines as, "ah bugger, this blasted thing!" and, "no bloody Saiyan that we've ever met is that strong."
8th Dec '16 1:10:09 PM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'': Bunny frequently uses Australian colloquiums. He used the word "bloody" more than once, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar but the most egregious example]] is when he thinks Jack's fallen out of the sleigh, only to find Jack smugly perched on the runner. Bunny shouts [[PrecisionFStrike "Rack off, you bloody showpony!"]], which in American English translates into "Fuck off, you damn show-off"!
8th Dec '16 9:21:19 AM LondonKdS
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** Not to mention Spike used a VSign several times, probably the director [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar worked under the assumption]] that no-one outside of the U.K. would know it's offensive when the back of the hand faces the recipient. It's even in the Season Five opening credits.

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** Not to mention Spike used a VSign several times, probably the director [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar worked under the assumption]] that no-one outside of the U.K. would know it's extremely offensive when the back of the hand faces the recipient. It's even in the opening credits from Season Five opening credits.on.
3rd Dec '16 6:30:28 AM jamespolk
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* The story goes that Creator/SteveMcQueen didn't know the meaning of the reverse V-sign while making ''Film/LeMans'' and, when told, used the gesture instead of The Finger at the end of the movie as a way of giving his character a European-flair, as a globetrotting racing driver would probably have picked up all kinds of foreign insults on his travels. (There was probably some thought of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting crap past the US radar]] too).

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* The story goes that Creator/SteveMcQueen Creator/SteveMcQueenActor didn't know the meaning of the reverse V-sign while making ''Film/LeMans'' and, when told, used the gesture instead of The Finger at the end of the movie as a way of giving his character a European-flair, as a globetrotting racing driver would probably have picked up all kinds of foreign insults on his travels. (There was probably some thought of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting crap past the US radar]] too).
25th Nov '16 2:14:59 PM Butter
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* ''FanFic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' takes this UpToEleven: Literally every british character uses 'bloody', 'hell' and 'wanker' in almost every sentence.
24th Nov '16 11:04:15 AM nombretomado
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* A succession of radio commercials with an AustinPowers tie-in had him openly talking about "shagging" every thirty seconds, apparently without any notion of what the Belgium it MEANS.

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* A succession of radio commercials with an AustinPowers ''Film/AustinPowers'' tie-in had him openly talking about "shagging" every thirty seconds, apparently without any notion of what the Belgium it MEANS.
28th Oct '16 8:06:39 PM SantosLHalper
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* A [[http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/la-riviere-sans-retour-includes-quebec-swear-word French children's book author]] decided to introduce some local sayings to young readers in a book taking place in Canada. Unfortunately, one of those sayings happened to be "tabernacle", which due to traditional views on blasphemy is roughly as obscene in French Canada as "fuck" or "shit".



* A [[http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/la-riviere-sans-retour-includes-quebec-swear-word French children's book author]] decided to introduce some local sayings to young readers in a book taking place in Canada. Unfortunately, one of those sayings happened to be "tabernacle", which due to traditional views on blasphemy is roughly as obscene in French Canada as "fuck" or "shit".
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