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CHAT: Education words in various English dialects //was"Mister"

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 25, 2000, 16:59
"H. S. Teoh" wrote:

> You can shed hair, and some animals shed their skin; however, you can also > store the lawn-mower in the shed.
Sure. But where's the specifically Australian issue?
> Heh. Nowadays, it has been shortened to "root", and used like a regular > verb: "I rooted the system" = "I broke into the system and managed to gain > super-user access".
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