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Old 08-16-2007, 11:55 PM   #11
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ok i think if i get the actual pic it will be even bigger than that one :S so i won't put it, but i don't need to anyways cos you did LOL
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:56 PM   #12
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Welcome!!!! Keep reading and lurking there is great knowledge oozing out of great minds here.
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:48 AM   #13
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Lots of GREAT minds out there!!!!
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:34 PM   #14
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I got a huge kick out of your posting. I have in my life had a number of British, Australian, and New Zealand acquaintances and friends, plus read a lot, so I get a kick out of these differences in the English language. I read to a blind friend a couple times a week, and quite often the lit is of Australian or British origins, and I often find myself telling my buddies that a jumper is a pull-over sweater, or a fag is not a homosexual man but a cigarette. It is quite funny and I enjoy it. My friend asks me how I know all these things. For one, I read way too much. For two, I have a lot of friends (I don't believe there is such a thing as having too many friends). And three, I've typed for the military, in departments where they needed someone to type for international reading. So I learned to automatically think in terms of "colour" instead of "color", etc. When I typed for a living, I could type in both British English and US English. For some reason this attitude has crossed into cooking; I know that an aubergine is an egglplant, etc. I consider it to be all good fun.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:00 PM   #15
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Glad u got a kick :)
its good to get a hang of the differences that for sure lol, so u know when i spell Jewellery and Chilli they really do have a double L LOLLLL down under (speaking of which the spell checker in Firefox just picked both those words for mistakes and tried to correct them with one "L" LOLL)

oh yeah in Oz, we call Okras, Okras and not Lady Fingers LOL


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Old 08-25-2007, 08:17 AM   #16
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I love the differences. I love finding out that some ingredients and products that are hard to come by here are commonplace elsewhere and vice versa. I love finding out that we use the same terms for completely different things. I sometimes think it will be sad when globalised English takes over the world. On the other hand, globalised English will make it easier to make new friends.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:46 PM   #17
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hey Ozgal, ever come across Turkey bacon anywhere? i wish i could find that LOL, im not too far from sydney, was there last nite :)
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