[DWJ] What We've been doing instead of talking (was:Re: House ofMany Ways)

Kathleen Jennings kathleen.jennings at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 18:46:49 EDT 2008


Yep, that's the one!

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 7:59 AM, Elizabeth Evans
<er.evans at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> Kait Bessing wrote:
>> But what is Vanuatu???
>>
>>
>
> And Colin sent a link to the Swedish-language Wikipedia
> http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu
>
> I don't read Swedish but I assume the wikipedia article will have filled
> you in on the fact that it is an island nation in the South Pacific that
> used to be called 'the New Hebrides' and when it was a colony it was
> jointly administered by the French and the British, so both languages
> were used there, as well as the Melanesian languages. It is a lovely
> holiday destination - idyllic island settings, and much less
> commercialised than some other South Pacific nations, though I guess
> that might be changing now.  It is also very warm, so perhaps not for
> those whose ideal holiday is frolicking in the snow.
> Regards
> Elizabeth.
> In frosty Auckland, clapping hands together to warm them, and thinking
> longingly of a tropical island holiday.



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