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#241 D. C. Sessions

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:32 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 24 May 2019 - 08:08 AM, said:

Funny, but I don't think that's the "W" word she was thinking of.

Of course not; we know he neither speaks nor reads Brit (or reads much of anything, for that matter.)

Perhaps "whimper" would fit better?

Or from his own business strategy, how about "Welch?"
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:32 AM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 24 May 2019 - 08:32 AM, said:

Of course not; we know he neither speaks nor reads Brit (or reads much of anything, for that matter.)

"Whingy" is originally Australian: the "whingeing Pom" was the British immigrant who complained when they found any attribute of Australia that was not exactly like Britain.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:36 AM

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:49 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 24 May 2019 - 08:08 AM, said:

Funny, but I don't think that's the "W" word she was thinking of.

That's a colorful way of putting it.
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#245 Rich T Bikkies

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:52 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 24 May 2019 - 08:08 AM, said:

Funny, but I don't think that's the "W" word she was thinking of.

Wait! The penny has dropped! It was a Brit word after all, but I'll keep the fun clean and not type it.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:23 AM

It's not specifically a Brit word today. Definitely not a dirty word. Common in all English speaking countries.
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