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Bordertangoman
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« on: September 09, 2010, 05:49:18 AM »

[Hey, with an intro like that how could I resist?]

[you should give credit... spruik the writer up a bit Roll Eyes]

I wonder if there's an antonym for it;
Thus spruik Zarathustra
Spruik now or forever hold thy peace.

spruikless?
unspruiked
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”We need a witness to our lives.  There's a billion people on the planet, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything.  The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, all of it, all of the time, every day. "
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 06:10:00 AM »

Antonym: Denounce
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 06:29:52 AM »

but if one were modest and not spruiking? Lioness; is there an Aussie word for a modest person;

I will also add crab in a basket shortened to

 crabbing;

pulling someone down who is getting above his her station;
a dislike of success in others

The attitude of the Manx people is best summed up by a joke:

A tourist having a pint of Okell's beer in the pub is joined at the bar by a fisherman with a bucket of live crabs. The fisherman gets a drink and ignores the bucket. The tourist watches as the crabs skitter about, trying to climb out of the bucket. He says to the fisherman 'Aren't you afraid you'll lose your crabs?'
The fisherman glances down at the bucket and replies, 'No, those there are Manx crabs. As soon as it looks like one of them is going to get out, the others gang up and pull him back down to their level.'

from http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A3197207
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 04:57:43 AM »

Stonkered : beaten, defeated, cornered, perplexed


a new word interesting for its contrast to Engsh meaning

Stonking;used for emphasizing how big or how good something is
eg a stonking great pay rise
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”We need a witness to our lives.  There's a billion people on the planet, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything.  The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, all of it, all of the time, every day. "
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 06:50:38 AM »

but if one were modest and not spruiking? Lioness; is there an Aussie word for a modest person;

I will also add crab in a basket shortened to

 crabbing;

pulling someone down who is getting above his her station;
a dislike of success in others

The attitude of the Manx people is best summed up by a joke:

A tourist having a pint of Okell's beer in the pub is joined at the bar by a fisherman with a bucket of live crabs. The fisherman gets a drink and ignores the bucket. The tourist watches as the crabs skitter about, trying to climb out of the bucket. He says to the fisherman 'Aren't you afraid you'll lose your crabs?'
The fisherman glances down at the bucket and replies, 'No, those there are Manx crabs. As soon as it looks like one of them is going to get out, the others gang up and pull him back down to their level.'

from http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A3197207

Wait a mo, thats exactly the analogy I use for Canadians!
Could it be that Canada was populated by the inhabitants of the Isle of Man???
Spruik!
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