Don't know about bugarra, but bugger is thought to derive from the name of the country Bulgaria, and originally referred to the Bogomil heresy, which thrived there. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/scotts/bulgarians/title/title.htmlTape2Tape said:aren't the words bugger and bujarra connected etymologically?
I agree, although I don't believe that either "F*** off" or "Bugger off" should be taken literally. They are merely used as crude but effective ways of telling someone to "go away."se16teddy said:I think that 'bugger' is not quite as taboo as 'fuck'. 'Buggery' was a term of criminal law referring to anal intercourse (homosexual, heterosexual or bestial), but unlike 'fuck' its origin was clearly euphemistic rather than explicit.