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post #5 of (permalink) Old 24th November 2005
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Originally Posted by scen1c
Uhmmmm...and the point being?!?
The point being...
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We now know (more or less) that 'Hoon' is Australian slang for the kind of person we'd serve ASBO's on over here these days, though it became associated with deliberately reckless driving in the late 60's.
We also know that the meaning of the word owes more to its common usage than its origins. Which I suppose goes for most of the English language.

Okay, maybe it's the kind of rubbish that's more appropriate to 'general chat' than the 'general forum', but at least it's about cars.
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