Girning

Roslyn rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Wed Jun 1 21:51:12 EDT 2005


OK, I've been hoping that the penny would drop eventually, but I've been 
lost during the past discussions about girning. If a fellow Aussie knows 
what girning is I'm *really* lost!

What on earth is girining? Is it a variation of grinning?

Ros

> "The only person I know who earns money girning is of impeccable Somerset 
> ancestry for manymany generations. Nothing much else to do in Chard, 
> apparently, it's girning or work in the meat-canning factory."
>
> I'd love to girn for a living but I live in Australia. Is it possible to 
> girn south of the equator?
>
> It reminds me of the last time I got new glasses. I misread the sign on 
> the door and for a moment it seemed to say "John Newing, Optimist". I was 
> really tickled by the idea of a professional optimist. You go in and 
> somebody leaps up and says "HELLO!!!! LOVELY DAY ISN'T IT!!!!!"
>
> Juliette
>
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