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Old 03-18-2017, 05:05 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post

BOGÁN (“BOH-gawn”)
A bogán is an egg without a shell, by extension, a spineless person.
Bogan is a somewhat derogatory slang term in use in Australia and New Zealand.
Approximating to redneck or chav, it emerged in the 1980s and the origins are unclear.
Probably nothing to do with the Irish word but, as we all no, langwidge is a funny old thing.
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