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Old 01-03-2014, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke View Post
The word 'bugger' is essentially another word for sodomy in British English.
In the 14th century, the word "sodomy" was used for all illicit forms of sexual relations, not only homosexuality: it covered extra-marital relations, intra-marital relations on days when intercourse was prohibited, and (of course) bestiality.

14th century hangover remedies included drinking a solution of saffron in water, and if the sufferer wished to vomit, soaking the scrotum in vinegar. Not sure how anybody would go about this if they didn't have a scrotum. Not sure why anybody would want to do it anyway, with or without one.

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