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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Australia's Word of the Year

Australia's biggest online dictionary is asking people to vote for one of the following (amongst other words) for its latest annual update.

Arse Antlers: a tattoo in that fashionable area above the buttocks


Butt Bra: raises the profile of the buttocks to go with your arse antlers


Tanorexia: an obsession with having a suntan


Salad dodger: an obese person



Manscaping: removal of body hair for men



Which is your favourite?

15 comments:

MedStudentWife said...

I'll pick tanorexia.. t epicture you chose certainly does give a good visual.

While Fideland I were at St Maarten last, we had a lady staying at the same resort.She was both tanorecic AND anorexic... it wasn't pretty.

Ruth D~ said...

Tanorexia. :>)

Enigma4ever said...

Of Watergate Summer here....


I love this...so funny...I think I love the arse antlers...

leslie said...

Okay so far 2 for tanorexia and 1 for arse antlers. My vote is for butt bra 'cuz I have to admit I have no butt and would need extra padding along with the lift. ;D (I know, I know, not most women's problem, but it IS mine!) lol

Janice Thomson said...

Good one Leslie! Can I vote for all of them??

jmb said...

I think that surely tanorexia is getting less common in Australia, the land with so much skin cancer, but I like it.
The slogan there is slip, slop, slap. Slip on a shirt, slop on suncreen and slap on a hat.
My poor husband is suffering the results of his mispent youth in Australia with three operations for melanoma and squamous cell skin cancers in the past few years.

Casdok said...

Love them all!!

Josie said...

I like arse antlers. That's exactly what they look like, and they are MOST unattractive.

Arse antlers. Heh.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I like all of those but "manscaping" has to be the best!

the walking man said...

salad dodger...because it describes a certain blogger I know in Detroit.

Peace

mark

leslie said...

So far:

tanorexia - 3

arse antlers - 2

butt bra - 1

manscaping - 1

salad dodger - 1

all - 2

Tanorexia is in the lead. Which will win in the end? Hmmmm...

Liz said...

I need a butt bra!

leslie said...

Yay! a woman with a butt like mine!!!

2 votes for butt bra!

nancygrayce said...

Tanorexia sounds more like a word, but I love arse antlers....every young girl you see has one....I assume they aren't trying to be different???

shooting star said...

arse antlers