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 Why is Australia called Oz?

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PostSubject: Why is Australia called Oz?   Thu May 23, 2013 7:16 pm

The word Australia when referred to
informally with its first three letters becomes Aus. When Aus or Aussie, the
short form for an Australian, is pronounced for fun with a hissing sound at the
end, it sounds as though the word being pronounced has the spelling Oz.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Australia called Oz?   Thu May 23, 2013 7:39 pm

They have a lot of strange custums, words, and sayings down under. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Australia called Oz?   Fri May 24, 2013 7:40 am

I'm sure this guy is a spammer!!

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Australia called Oz?   Fri May 24, 2013 7:42 am

And judging by the dodgy link in your signature you definitely are..

You are the weakest link goodbye!!

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Australia called Oz?   Fri May 24, 2013 7:42 am

If for any reason you happen not to be a spammer, feel free to email me and I will unban you.

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Wedding, Proms and more. Many classic cars available for hire,
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Australia called Oz?   Sat May 25, 2013 9:27 am

oh dear. And there was I looking forward to regular instalments of obvious information! Rolling Eyes


I was counting on the next one being

"Did you know the name Dave is short for David?"
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