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Re: hooked ABs -- "buggered nuts" (another technical term :)

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On Aug 5, 2008, at 8:13 PM, Rhkratzse(--nospam--at) wrote:

understand that "buggered" is somewhat off-color in some parts of the world. Similarly I used the universal "time out" signal recently and a friend from Europe blushed and informed me that it's a *really* rude gesture and not to do it, at least not in the Czech Republic, and certainly not to someone of the female persuasion. Who knew?
It started out as a reference to sodomy originally in connection with heretical religious practices. It was a capital crime in the Royal Navy, according to Article 29 of the Articles of War. Probably not a term you'd want to use unadvisedly.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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