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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2018, 10:50:04 AM »
I obviously need to spend more time with Australians - I only got 3 out of 10 right.

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2018, 11:00:59 AM »
Well done on the quiz, guys. I scored a 10....so glad you left out the Zambuck question as I would not have had a clue!
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« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2018, 11:14:49 AM »
I havn't looked up Zam-Buk yet I but shall have to, because I the thought it was a cough
medicine. Can't see what it has to do with Rugby  except the shouting

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2018, 11:49:22 AM »

To Gromit:

PROUD! always go for proud!

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2018, 12:18:58 PM »
Zam-Buk - I the thought it was a cough medicine.

Very close, Carol, but it is not for coughs.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2018, 12:23:01 PM »
The only Zambuk I know is he ointment we used a lot when I was young. Is that the Zambuk you would have included in the quiz?

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2018, 12:31:22 PM »
The only Zambuk I know is he ointment we used a lot when I was young. Is that the Zambuk you would have included in the quiz?

Yes, but it was not about the ointment but the paramedics who used the ointment.
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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2018, 12:34:09 PM »
I scored a 10....so glad you left out the Zambuck question as I would not have had a clue!

I'm relieved that we have our first perfect score. Well done.  Les will be the first to point out that Brisbane people are always one step ahead.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2018, 12:36:06 PM »
I obviously need to spend more time with Australians.

You shouldn't need a quiz to come to that conclusion, Birdy. >:D
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 11:57:09 AM by Ozzyjack »
Cheers, Jack


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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2018, 01:15:44 PM »
 managed 9/10

 After finishing the quiz (which I thoroughly enjoyed) I wondered how well my
 children and grandchildren would perform.

 Carol
 

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #85 on: March 25, 2018, 01:33:08 PM »
When I Googled Zambuck, it triggered the "old" brain cells....as opposed to those which work on recent stimuli....and it's been driving me mad all morning. Never heard of Zambuck but it all sounded very familiar. After some time and some "creative" Googling I have retrieved the information from the darkest  archives of my memory.
Does anyone else remember the Rawleigh's salesman coming to the door and selling Rawleigh's Medicated Ointment....first aid kit in a can....used for almost everything imaginable?
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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2018, 02:34:34 PM »


  When I first come to Australia I was introduced to the Rawleighs man by my mother-in-law

  She was a great customer of their products but I dont remember buying anything, perhaps
  because I have an allergy to housework !!!! :laugh:

  Carol

 

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2018, 08:54:11 PM »
I thought Zambuck might be better known in NZ than Oz because of their attendance at Rugby games.

I wouldn't know as I'm probably the only NZer not interested in rugby.

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2018, 02:39:32 PM »
I obviously need to spend more time with Australians.

You shouldn't need a quiz to come to that conclusion, Birdy. >:D

Just waiting for an invitation, Ozzyjack - and maybe a plane ticket!

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Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« Reply #89 on: March 27, 2018, 02:26:40 AM »
3/10 and I had to guess on all of them! Loved the extra explanation that went with the correct answers.