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?
> "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!!!!!"
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