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Panasonic TV 28” HD LED LCD: Janet Hunt, Horsley NSW
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Hello – August 2016

Our distant cousins don’t necessarily look like us so we shouldn’t be surprised that in the world of vocabulary, word families have relatives who share a common ancestor, but have distanced themselves from each other.

The Latin word sanguis meaning ‘blood’ gives us both sanguinary ‘bloodthirsty’ and sanguine ‘happy’. Perhaps this is a hint about [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 5 Winners

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Bush 12 inch portable DVD player: Mrs Chris Kerwood, Hull

Breville 4 Slice Sandwich Press: Mrs I Bailey, Haslemere

Olympus 8 x 40 Binocular: Mrs Elizabeth Welsh, Fife

The Times Reference Atlas of the World: Mrs Joan Parker, Brentwood

The Sweepstake is our way of saying thank you [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 5 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

Dyson Hot & Cool Fan Heater: Frieda Stephens, Duramana, NSW
Bush Digital Radio: Miss S D Lambert, Epping, NSW
Mason Pearson Hair Brush: Mrs Ronnie Smith, Bunbury, WA
Waterford Crystal Salt & Pepper Shaker Set: Shirley Fryer, Taradale, Napier, NZ
Collins English Dictionary: Symone Rixon, North Maclean, Qld
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Hello – July 2016

Some parents or grandparents call their children lambs, or chickens – affectionate and loving terms. Many of us call our children kids.

Kid comes from a very old Norse word for a baby goat. The word has been borrowed and applied affectionately to small children for centuries, maybe because baby goats are so cute, [more…]

Hello – June 2016

The word pig probably comes from the Old English picg and once only meant ‘young pig’. Adult pigs were called swine. A hog was a castrated male. A boar is the tusked, Eurasian wild pig from which our domestic pigs are descended.

To go the whole hog means to do something as completely as possible, [more…]

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Royal Doulton 16-Piece Dinnerware set: Mrs Susan Thomas, Sleaford

Kenwood Food Processor: Mrs Pauline Burns, Greenford

Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera: Mrs Lesley Dobson, Southampton

Jo Malone Candle: Mrs Irene Clouston, Stromness

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Subscriber Sweepstake 4 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

Apple Sports Watch: Joan Kay, Tumut, NSW,
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Read all about the lucky winner of our last competition, the Win A Cruise competition

You may remember our competition last year in which you were asked to tell us about your favourite puzzling spot. The selected winner received an incredible ‘ultimate cruise’ to the value of AU$10,000.

The lucky recipient of the cruise voucher, plus the additional $2,000 spending money was Stephanie McCarthy of South Australia. [more…]