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

  • From: Ursula Stange <Ursula@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 20:08:14 -0400

Oz is Australia?   How slowly we catch on.   Had to google this.   
Assumed the Wizard of....

Still googling "poms" in my continuing effort to understand.

Ursula


Judy Evans wrote:

>Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 6:36:43 AM, Robert Paul wrote:
>
>RP> Andreas writes, re 'whinge':
>
>RP> 'The word has been around for three or four years in the UK. i've never 
>heard
>RP> a Brit pronounce it. the few Brits I know in Silicon Valley haven't heard 
>it
>RP> 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
>RP> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>RP> 1. whinge (hwInd3), sb. orig. Sc. and dial. [f. next.] A whine, esp. a 
>peevish
>RP> complaint. 
>
>RP> 1500-20 DUNBAR Poems xxxii. 10 He [sc. a fox]..schuk his taill, with 
>quhinge
>RP> and 3elp. 
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