hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: OT: oz for email

>This is TOTALLY off topic, but whose whimsey was it to give Australia
><oz> for their country's internet abbreviation?  
>Linda Mann 
>a bit slow on the uptake

This is a colloquialism Linda. We call ourselves Aussies (Ozzies - get 
it?) We have a circus troupe here that call themselves 'Circus Oz' 
meaning Australian circus. It's not an official thing, just most aussies 
I know use it- easier than writing Aus, and less prone to 
mispronunciation, and not to be confused with Austria. Otherwise you 
really have to write the whole word AUSTRALIA. Perhaps if we'd stuck 
with Van Daemans Land we could have then used VDL.
Jan Clark, Hope this clears the mud.

Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index