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For years I have read about British punks wearing "Bovver" boots. I thought it was a name for a type of engineer boot or an especially heavy soled Doc Martin. I found out yesterday from my prim British co-worker that the name comes from the managed dialect of the British working class, i.e. "Oim gawnna cauz a bit o'bovver tanite."

If you need that translated: "I'm going to cause a bit of a bother tonight."

Posted by Marmy on April 21, 2008 06:15 PM