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  • Capture: Spring Breaks, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Um, spring greenery
    with russettry

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Sunstroke in Scotland, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Heh!
    The interbreeding in the Orkneys (my Nana, though born here, was definitely Orkney Scots)was via Norwegians & Danes...her maiden name was Matches (possibly Matelaas originally?)

    And yeah, first radio interview I did in studio in Edinburgh, the interviewer blurted, "You're South Island Maori but your face is all Scots!"

    Ah, well....

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Sunstroke in Scotland, in reply to David Haywood,

    A bit alarming and weird to consider that the – ahem – aggressive emigration policies of Norwegians (in the past), and then the Scottish diaspora, could shape the facial features of people on the other side of the world…

    **It also applies to our really bad teeth...
    I dont know if there has been good academic research done into this matter but I suggest it would make an excellent degree paper-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    fascitious

    facetious is one of my favourite words (all the vowels in order, and if you add -"ly"
    even the honorary one...abstemiously is another- a free ticket to the next Okarito hangi if you can name the other other 3!)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Islander,

    You see, I lived all my life knowing there is no dedicated partner, no stalwart person ready behind my back- ever.
    There is just - me.,
    O, and of course, all my family - except, we, of course, are there for us all- always-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    know it’s fantasyland stuff, but we can dream big can’t we?

    We can.
    ANZ has already shown that it (citizens/nation) will push for things our grandparents believed were set in concrete as no-no's - like universal sufferage. Like protection for the environment.Like animal welfare. Like social welfare for all who need it -(OK, we're still working on that...)

    We can make this a singing land for protection against any sexual exploitation (outside of mutual agreement - I do realise there are people who think otherwise)and absolute safety against sexual violence.

    Pigs might fly?

    As an Asexual Pig, I'd be happy to help make it happen...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Crazy Gang Nation, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    What Americans pay for prescription medicines is insane

    What we would pay for absolutely essential presciption drugs would also effectively deny then to the people who wouldnt be able to function without them.
    2 of my whanau are dependent on such: one for Venlafaxine (upwards of $700 a month) and the other for anti-rejection drugs (for a major organ transplant) = upwards of $1500 per month...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Islander,

    Gah!
    Lamb/goat!
    I'm also unable to tell the difference between foals and some calves...
    nice photo anyway-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Sunstroke in Scotland,

    Oh, I’d liked it before –

    I love Edinburgh!
    Some of the best eating in my life has been done there (did you try any of the seafood restaurants?) And – after doing a tour through England- my mother & self
    could read body language again…it helps we still have cousin rellies there, and while both of us were brought up listening to an Orkney dialect, we also knew the Edinburgh accent-
    envy you fellas! I’ll never get back there but I do esteem the place (the museums & art galleries not least-)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Dont wee goats (kids if you will- I wont) have sweet faces?
    The ginger cat is pretty sweet also!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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