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#126954 04/05/04 01:04 AM
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A paragraph on entertainment in New Zealand says, in part, ...the speccy star of TVs Whose Line Is It Anyway?... Speccy = spectacular?

Also: A once on a lifetime opportunity Was that a typo, or do you-all really say "on" a lifetime? I've only heard "in" a lifetime.


#126955 04/05/04 01:40 AM
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I've only ever heard "once IN a lifetime", although outsiders unfamiliar with the dulcet purity of Zild vowels may disagree. As to "speccy" star, I'll have to leave that one to the Zilder more experienced at orbiting the sun than I, since I've never heard it.


#126956 04/05/04 02:08 AM
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Well, he wears glasses...

<shrug>

Just speculating.


#126957 04/05/04 03:48 AM
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JW, that was my speculation about it as well - a contraction of bespectacled.


#126958 04/05/04 09:25 AM
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Sorry mate, don't look at me. Never heard of it. Greg Proops, yes, speccy, no.


#126959 04/07/04 09:32 AM
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"speccy" - you get it quite a lot in the UK too. Sometimes it's just used as a nickname for someone who wears specs, but it can also be used in a derogatory way to imply that someone's a bit of a nerd.



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