Dinosaur discovered on White Island, New Zealand

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  1. Nermal Moderator

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    The latest webcam shots came through, and there's a dinosaur in the picture! And not just any dinosaur, but a famous one! :eek:

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    Baah-hahah. John Callan uses the word "wag." Ha that's great! :D
     
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    "Wag" = "One of our guys" maybe?
     
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    I had thought of a wag in a slightly different meaning but looking it up I guess prankster is a preferred on.

    Maybe its too much wonkery on my parts.

    Maybe its time to dog the wags....
     
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    What does it normally mean in the US? Sure, it's a prankster, but your post makes it seem like you thought it meant something else?
     
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    I don't think its a US thing. I think its a more an inside the beltway thing. I've heard it mean someone who panders for attention. Its like "talking head" but more defamatory and more of a sense of unworthiness.
     
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    You don't hear it much here, so I was just curious :)

    To be perfectly honest, this is one of the few times I've heard the word, so as far as I'm concerned it could mean anything really :rolleyes:
     
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    Well I have heard English use it the same as "Joker" but the normal NZ usage would surely be to "wag" school? and since it I am talking NZ'er is it should be "pommies" not english:)

    But white Island lol if it had said fiordland I might have beleived it for a least a second.
     
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    Oh yeah, wagging school, completely forgot about that one - and I did it today :eek:

    I live in Whakatane, which is in the the same bay as the island, and is where a lot of tours depart from. People go over there a lot, so I find the story believable.
     
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    No as in Dinosaur Live or Dinosaur bones, Since white island isnt very old and I had to think about something for the time it took for the story to chug down the internet , Barney didnt occur to me
     
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    That's great!

    Most likely an inside job though....someone had to put the camera there in the first place.....

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    BARNEY??? That's not Barney! it's DINO! From the Flintstones!
     
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    this thread got my attention! hehe

    i really thought dinosaurs lived there! KIDDING
     

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