Fat and lit
jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 5 14:40:38 EST 2003
geographically it's not far removed from the American
version, but a boy would only have one after surgery -
and would no longer be regarded as a boy. The same
meaning applies, I'm sure, in the UK, and seemingly
most of the English speaking world apart from North
Jon (was that clean enough Deborah?)
--- christian nutt <ferricide at hotmail.com> wrote:
> as an american .. i'll bite. what's a fanny in
> >From: "Megan Knight"
> >Jon wrote:
> >Fortunately so far I've never heard an
> >aussie kid use the American rather than the
> >meaning of fanny.
> >My reply:
> >Now, this is a term that can throw you. An American
> student of ours managed
> >to complete silence a lecture hall with a reference
> to "his fanny"
> >All those travel books should stop talking about
> sidewalks and pavements,
> >and explain the langauge differences that can
> really fuck up your karma.
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