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Re: YAEPT: Woman imitates many English accents

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Monday, March 10, 2008, 3:28
On Sun, 09 Mar 2008, Tristan McLeay wrote:
> On 09/03/08 00:53:24, Lars Finsen wrote:
> > BTW, does NZ also classify as Down Under, or does that only refer > > to > > > > Australia? > > I don't think so. I've always understood "Down Under" to refer to the > country of Australia, not the Antipodes or the continent. Wikipedia > says it "refer[s] to Australia and occasionally New Zealand".
I would agree that New Zealanders only use "Down Under" occasionally; and usually in reference to somewhere else on the globe (as in greetings from Down Under). The more common nickname among New Zealanders is "Godzone", a play on God's Own (Country). Comparable with Australia the "Lucky Country". - andrew.