‘Mate’ is my fave word in the Australian vernacular bc it can imply two completely different states of mind (and relationship) depending on if it’s used at the front or back of a sentence. Observe: your companion has asked you what’s the difference between zucchini and courgette’, you answer-
A) “it’s the same thing, mate” = we’re bros and I have your back for all your vegetable identifying needs, anytime.
B) “mate, it’s the same thing” = SPEAK AGAIN AND I WILL CUT YOU.
I feel like we’re making quite efficient use of this endearment.
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This is my attic blog. It's an archive of old blog entries and posts on various blogs and blog-like things. When I close a project down, it goes here. This may move, the links aren't permanent, but if you're interested in reading stuff I've written over the years – go nuts!
CAUTION: it's about as well sorted as you'd expect an attic to be.
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