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 [log in to unmask] alias Mungo Foxburr of Loamsdown http://hobbit.griffler.co.nz/homepage.html "That's the people who hang around the edge of groups at parties. They are very exclusive."