On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Tue Mar 7 21:22:49 EST 2006


A wowser is a killjoy - someone who doesn't enjoy the good things of life
(i.e. smoking, drinking and gambling) and doesn't want anyone else to enjoy
them either. (Strange, that. Some of us would refer *not* to have to duck
drunk drivers, breathe in second-hand smoke and pay extra taxes ...)


OK, OK... and I'm not even a Victorian!

Sallyo.

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----- Original Message ----- > Speaking as an ignorant denizen of the USofA,
what is
> 'Wowserism'?


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