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Sun Sep 14 22:35:28 EDT 2003
>Jon Noble said:
>There has been only one element in the book which has
>struck me as being overtly American and that is the
>reference to the Federal Government (although
>Australia has a federal government it is invariable
>refered to as the "Commonwealth" Government)
Is it? I've always called it and heard it called the Federal Government, and
I'm Australian... perhaps it's a state thing, like togs and bathers, bag and
port, etc. Or a generation thing... could be that the terminology taught in
schools is different. Language is a funny thing.
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