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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