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Postby Aughnanure » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:49 pm

As to its origins, I don't know, but its been around for a long time.

It is also known as the Australian adjective because of the frequency of its use, however it may have lost that title nowadays to the 'F' word.

Not normaly used in polite society,however may be used sparingly in time of stress.

Justification for its use ,as a child, was in the jingle:

'Bloody's in the Bible,

Bloody's in the book,

If you don't believe me,

Have a bloody look'.

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Postby Tom-May » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:23 am

May I quote an Australian song of the Great War that a friend of mine turned up a few years ago:

The Australaise

Fellers of Australia,

Blokes an' coves an' coots

Shift yer bloody carcasses,

Move yer bloody boots.

Gird yer bloody loins up,

Get a bloody gun

Shoot the bloody enemy

An' watch the bastards run.

CHORUS.

Get a bloody move on,
Have some bloody sense,
Learn the bloody art of
Self de-bloody-fence.

(The tune appears to be "Onward Christian Soldiers")

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Postby Fletch » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:27 am

I was taught it inferred Gods blood and was not used in polite company. Those days have gone now and the F word seems to be used all the time now.
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Postby dromia » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:31 am

That has a resonance Fletch.

The old expletives swounds, zounds and sounds are all supposed to have come from the saying "gods wounds".
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Postby Aughnanure » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:33 pm

And the French (dare I mention Les Frogs 'ere) have 'Sacre Bleu'

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Postby coggansfield » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:32 pm

21 July 2006

1:30pm

A BBC web-site article on swear words gives "bloody" as a corruption of "by your lady" (as in the Virgin Mary), a blasphemous exclamation used in the Middle Ages.

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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:06 pm

Question:- Do you still need a criminal record to get into Australia?

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Postby dromia » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:58 pm

I think you do Duncan.

At least they still have some standards, any bugger can get into Europe now.

It is definitely a "common" market.

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Postby Aughnanure » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:02 pm

You don't really have to Duncan. But it helps :!: :!:

Newspaper this morn.

"Members of Parliament No Longer To Be Called Honourable"

I thought that the term had gone into disuse years ago :roll: :roll:
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Postby oneshooter » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:06 am

Here in TEXAS we have our own form of language.

"Dumber than a box of rocks."

"Deaf as a fence post"

"Tougher than wang leather"

" Usless as teats on a boar hog"

A "rawhider" was a person who would only do the simplest needed repairs on the ranch. Like rawhide they would give out in wet weather!

A new hire cowboy, who has not shown the "head wrangler" enough knowledge of his work, got to "ride drag". He would be behind the cattle and in all of the dust raised by the herd, keeping a look out for stragglers.

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