Tuesday, June 30, 2009

quicko: nanna

While I recognize some Americans call their grandmothers "Nanna," it's a much more commonly used term to refer to grandmothers in general in Australia. Furthermore, it's used in several other contexts as well. For instance, a "nanny state" would be a government that's overly strict on its citizens (in terms of enforcing laws about, say, smoking and drinking). A "nanna nap" is an afternoon nap and "nanna pants" are unsexy underwear of the sort oft-favored by grandmothers and Bridget Jones.

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