On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 7 16:33:40 EST 2003


--- Robyn Starkey <rohina at shaw.ca> wrote:
> 
> >Speaking as an ignorant denizen of the USofA, what
> is
> >'Wowserism'?
> 
> It is killjoyishness. You know, no drinking, no
> swearing, no fun. I think 
> you have probably experienced people with the
> attitude, if not by that word.

I'll just add that the word is actually an acronym for
We Only Want Social Evils Righted.

Jon (who's not really down on Melbourne, just
following the NSW tradition)



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