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#141206 03/30/05 01:43 PM
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I'd assumed it was due to the Scots influence, thinking of places like the infamous Macquarrie Harbour, but come on in, blue, and tell us all the lowdown.

Henry Saverys Quintus Servinton, apparently Australias first novel, was published in Hobart. Anyone read it?


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One of the witnesses hailed from the north east corner of England (he seemed to say "from north east of England" and the judge made a quip that that would be in the water) and he sounded all the world like half a Scotsman to me.

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People from Halifax are called Haligonians. My husband hails from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, and says that east end residents are Saultites and west end residents are Saulters. When you say this aloud, bear in mind that "Sault" is pronounced "Soo".


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"Well Saultites is better than Saulters," said TEd complainingly.



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...are clearly taking over from weedgets!

I was thinking of Norway when Jackie was thinking of Glasgow. Norway is the only one which to me makes any sort of intuitive sense.

As for the origin of the term Taswegia, I tried to google it and got referred back here. Hmmm...


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