[lit-ideas] Re: Whinger... (Was: Thinks...)

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 18:52:24 +0100

Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 6:36:43 AM, Robert Paul wrote:

RP> Andreas writes, re 'whinge':

Andreas> 'The word has been around for three or four years in the UK. i've 
never heard
Andreas> a Brit pronounce it. the few Brits I know in Silicon Valley haven't 
heard it
Andreas> either.'

RP> These few Brits might not be a representative sample.

Most unrepresentative!

(Ursula, Oz didn't in fact invent "whinge", but "whingeing Pom" is a
well-known Oz comment!)

RP> Robert Paul
RP> Bingeing on the OED

Judy Evans, whingeing in Cardiff

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