The word "bukta", as used in Guyana, is applied only to male underwear and no distinction is apprently made betwwen various types of such underwear in that regard. The most common synonym is "shorts", again, a term applied only to male undergarments. The term "short pants" is used to refer to outer garments. Boxer shorts are referred to as "long foot shorts".The work "bukta" appears to derive from the brand name of a UK clothing firm founded by Edward Buck and Sons in 1879. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukta . The company is known for its athletic wear. Most Guyanese are unaware of the origin of the word.
Â Good! At last I know ..!
WOW, I used the word "bukta" in an article, assuming folks would know what it meant. Now I know they won't. I am from Guyana, too!
i had a feeling about the origin. told my wife about the origins......a hunch that confirmed it was fr. a british clothing store...thanks!
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I knew it was from a clothes brand, another example is the brand Jerzee most Guyanese call most mens tops Jerzees no matter what brand name. LOL
Most Guyanese are "unaware" of most things !!!
i had to check out this word to see where it derived from, and i had a haunch that only Guyanese used that word 'bukta'
I bukta was around in the early 1960 . Very rough elastic type fabric. It was syntactic material. Very harsh on the skin. Cane cutters generall would have a harder time with the undergarment. Eventually., it faded out.
amazing. similar to Clarks. Where any types of that look like it they call clarks. Clarks as a store/brand name is still popular in the UK. Clarks is still big as a name for shoes in Jamaica still I think.
The fact that Guyanese call all men's underwear Bukta and all sweater Jerzees is nothing to laugh about. :) That is a British thing. For example Brits call vacuuming Hoovering for the Hoover vac, regardless of the brand of their vacuum cleaner. A host of other things - same pattern.
Me dadi beat me with he buckta