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    Ho Ho Ho!
    When all else fails, claim it's rigged.

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    Which reminded me of some cross-cultural differences:

    Aussie US
    boot trunk
    bum fanny
    (in Oz a fanny refers to female pubic area much to the shock of a visiting American friend)
    homeless person bum

    and I am certain many others
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