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As hot as buggery

Posted by Steve Sard on March 23, 2009 at 07:00

Sometimes you use a term so commonly, you don't even think about it....

The Aussie term "Hot as buggery" is one of those. Any time you ask someone what it's like outside on a summer's day - the most common response is "hot as buggery"...

It is only today that I thought to myself "Why is buggery so hot?"...

If anyone has any idea as to the origins of this term I'd love to hear it...

It reeks of convict origin, but then again it may be a more recent term. Either way I'd love to hear any theories...