Pronunciation (Was: Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy)

Abe Gross argross at bigpond.net.au
Sat Mar 8 21:45:13 EST 2003


I wrote:

> > I didn't realise that "togs" is (are??) specific to
> > Queensland. It must be
> > the importance of the beach in Australian life that
> > produces the marked
> > variation in swim-wear words!
> > 
> > (And after I wrote the above post, I realised that
> > "bathers" being a plural
> > word isn't really so strange after all; it just
> > follows the pattern of other
> > words for clothes worn on the legs: trousers, jeans,
> > etc...Only if you use
> > the word "swimsuit", it doesn't follow that
> > pattern.)
> 
> It does if you say "swimmers" which again are a pair.

Is "swimmers" used in NSW, Jon?

Ros
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