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Subject: LF: Off-topic: For non-UK readers
From: "Mike Dennison" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 15:43:52 +0100
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With apologies to UK readers, I am using this forum to survey non-UK amateurs about the term "on a shoestring" which the RSGB may be using in the title of a future project. I would like to know whether its UK meaning "for very little money" is widely understood around the world, especially in the US and Australia. This may sound an obvious question but I am well aware that an American puts his pants on over his shorts, but a Brit does the opposite (was this Superman's problem?) and an Australian would use Durex to make sure nothing leaked out of a parcel whilst a Brit would use it for a quite different purpose.
Thanks in advance for any help on this one.

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