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Thread #104536   Message #2143582
Posted By: Gurney
07-Sep-07 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: more Australian words
Subject: RE: BS: more Australian words
That 'Manchester' term for bedlinen puzzled me when I first arrived in Godzone, too, along with many terms they/we share with Oz.
Another puzzler was the sign 'Choice' on fruit and vegetables. To a Pom it means option or select, but many of the fruiterers were Chinese, and it had come to mean 'good quality.'

Godzown =Gods Own Country = NZ.
Oz = Australia or Australian.
Manchester = Manchester Ware, I think. Most Commonwealth cotton goods were made there.