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#67829 04/29/02 12:38 PM
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Here's an Aussie wordsite with a difference:

http://www.abc.net.au/wordmap/

Enjoy the lucky dip!


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My lucky dip was:

map book

street directory: can I borrow your map book?


which was kinda boring, so I double-dipped:

TACO

A bronze coloured Toyota Corolla.The name comes from the last two letters of the first word and the first two letters of the last word. toyoTA COrolla.It helps that the bronze colour makes you think of mexican food.: Let's take the TACO. How's the TACO going.


A slang term for a bronze-colored Toyota Corolla? Now, what circumstances would give rise to the need for a term that specific?






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From the Word Dip, too...

spinner

dill, fool: He's a bit of a spinner

Southeastern Australia, right up from New Zealand looked like the location of spinner--oh, and I guess spinners in general.


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#67833 04/29/02 10:51 PM
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Thanks, Max. Tasmania it is. Whaddya expect from a spinner post? Erudition?

Bellyup regards,
WorldWobbled


#67834 04/29/02 11:02 PM
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I dipped into this:

nitch

'night, good night. (probably Scottish origin): nitch, sleep well, nie-night, don't let the bed-bugs bite! Also, nie-night

The map show it as being most common in the southernmost part of Oz.


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#67836 04/29/02 11:16 PM
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Well, pick my nits! Thanks, Max.


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The southernmost part of Australia is Tasmania.

Tassie counts?


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