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Re: What the DFSG really says about trademarks

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> Judging by a quick Google, "how excitement" is an Australianism.
> (Actually, I've never heard it before but it seems closely related to
> the more common "how embarassment." The top few Google hits on that are
> from New Zealand, followed by some Australian blogs etc.)

I remember "How embarrassment" as being an expression used by "Effie" of
Wogs Out of Work, Acropolis Now and similar parodies of Greek culture in
Australia. Played by Mary Coustas, also showed up on Comedy Company or
Fast Forward or maybe some other low-quality Aussie comedy show. I
believe she also used the "How excitement" phrase, but maybe I'm just
mis-remembering that bit. Google doesn't know very much about that

> Mind you, both are pretty ocker and mostly used by teenagers I think.
> (You might have to Google "ocker" too.)

This was on air when *I* was a teenager. I wouldn't have expected
today's teenagers to have any clue, but AJ is probably just about the
right age to have this phrase burned permanently into his consciousness.
At the time it was extremely pervasive. What can I say? We young 'uns
didn't know any better at the time.
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