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Re: OT:CHAT: Clarifying the language barrier


From: Amy Moseley Rupp <amy@ece.utexas.edu>

> Hi Paul....sorry can't myself. Dead horse = tomato sauce (rhyming slang)

Hmmm... Dead horse rhymes with tomato sauce?    If you spell and
pronounce it as "hoss", perhaps.  We do this in the South and the West
of the United States.


> Oh yes there is a discernable difference. Here's one. It's nice to have a
> cold stubby after a long hot day. They have an echo!

Uh... what is a stubby and is "echo" a special word?

> Frenetic activity in the gardens of Sunraysia and the Riverland for the
> convention. The usual handwringing and anxiety over what will be in bloom
> and what will not come showtime. For an Aussie "do" we have had to bung a
> third coach onto one of the tours. Not a bad effort for Aussie iris lovers.

We could also use the word "stick" to substitute for "bung."

--Amy

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