Joon (hongi) wrote in linguaphiles,
Joon
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Some questions

Can anyone tell me where the word 'togs' comes from? I've heard it used a lot in referring to swimming outfits, although I call them swimmers.

I used to live in New Zealand and now live in Australia, and there's a habit of making fun of each other's country and sometimes about our respective accents (Kiwis saying 'fosh and chops' etc). We can tell the difference of course, but I'm interested to know whether foreigners can tell the difference as well, because I've heard that people mistake our accents as being one and the same. A grave sin, graaave :)

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  • translations of the Bhagavad Gita

    An old friend was talking with C and me lately, and she expressed an interest in learning more about the ideas behind yoga, and particularly about…

  • Why say Sunday Blues?

    When you can use a German-derived term that Germans speakers themselves probably don't use

  • That's English For You

    Poor English, none of the other Germanic languages came to its defense. Frisian is laughing.