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What is the technical differance between a nook and a cranny?

-- mitch hearn (, April 24, 2002


A nook is a corner of something, A cranny a hole in something.

-- Gary in Ohio (, April 24, 2002.

I thought a nook was a corner,and a cranny was a small gap,ie...crack...?

-- Johna (in central TX) (, April 24, 2002.

A nook is an inward cornor at or close to horizonal, a cranny is a vertical crack.

Now for a serious question: If you were in Australia at a restaurant and ordered Colonial Goose and Sherbet what would be brought to your table?

-- mitch hearn (, April 24, 2002.

Colonial Goose is leg of lamb. I'm guessing sherbet is sherbet- like we have here.

-- Gayle in KY (, April 24, 2002.

The waiter, wearing a powdered wig, would pinch your butt as he served you sherbet?

-- Cabin Fever (, April 24, 2002.

I'd say Leg o' Lamb and mint jelly

-- Rosalie (Dee) in IN (, April 24, 2002.

Cabin, lol good one!

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, April 24, 2002.

Since both word are Australian slang I can only tell you that part of the answers are close.~

-- mitch hearn (, April 24, 2002.

Close!?!? Hummmmmm? Okay, the waiter is wearing a powdered wig AND a long satin coat with knee-length britches? How's that? Any closer?

-- Cabin Fever (, April 24, 2002.

We had an Aussie friend who referred to beer as "sherbet" -- so I'm guessing that "colonial goose & sherbet" would be a meal of lamb served with a refreshing pint???

-- Tracy (, April 24, 2002.

Correct Tracy, colonial goose is stuffed mutton and sherbet is beer.

-- mitch hearn (, April 24, 2002.

A good laugh folks. I wish I had time to read all your posts. I guess that's something to look forward to. Cheers.

-- Carol in Oz (, April 25, 2002.

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