Fwd: [Histonet] Off topic and long

From:Ian Montgomery

>As there was so much discussion and so many opinions about the term
>"bugger". I am listing below an extract from a 1937 book I have as you
>may find this interesting and that you may all be correct. Remember this
>was printed before 1939 so GW here refers to the Great War (first world

         Such is the beauty of the English language that the term 
'bugger' can be used several times in the same sentence and have 
totally different meanings. Then we come to the magnificence of 
Lallan's Scots, same word, different meanings and different pronunciation.
         Small island but so much linguistics on offer.

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
IBLS Support Services,
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Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ.
Tel: 0141 339 8855
Office: 4652
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e-mail: ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk  

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