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From: "Josephine Kemper" <>
Subject: Re: Common language?  [was: Strange English Foods.]
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 16:42:03 -0000
References: <000401c2f478$c6aa7d30$c7a67ad5@ian>


I was with my mother in a D.I.Y. shop once when she asked for a tin of
white Durex. "Dulux, mother," I said "Durex is used for birth control" She
was horrified. "You shouldn't know about such things" she said. I was 26 at
the time!

Josi
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Hunter" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 3:51 PM
Subject: RE: Common language? [was: Strange English Foods.]


> I've missed this, but trust Josi to lower the tone. Not only did I work
> for London Rubber making Durex, I also worked for a company where a
> secretary rushed out of a director's office shouting *I NEED A RUBBER*.
> We assumed she meant and eraser.
>
> Cheers
>
> Ian Pubby Hunter
> Tiptree, Essex
>
> Essex Pubs at: http://www.essexpubs.net
>
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> http://www.archivecdbooks.org
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Cunning [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 2:24 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Common language? [was: Strange English Foods.]
>
>
> Yes, in Australia it is. Probably made by the same company? Then too all
> ballpoint pens are Biros. Cheers, Bob
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 1:05 AM
> Subject: Re: Common language? [was: Strange English Foods.]
>
>
> > In an email dated Thu, 27 Mar 2003 1:53:59 pm GMT, "Josephine Kemper"
> <> writes:
> >
> > >Like asking for a "rubber" in the States!
> > >Josi
> >
> > In Oz, isn't Durex what we call Sellotape?
> >
> > Dave D
> >
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