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    I was sent this link through a genealogy contact. I think it is a wonderful little web site.

    Giovanni's World of Trains http://digilander.libero.it/guidojet/index.htm
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    Wowsers ... can't believe no one was even interested ... Oh well.
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    I can't even read it!
    16MARVIGJ

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    Au contraire musicman sir - very interested indeed - I simply didn't get here until now!!!

    It would seem that young Giovanni has some 'contacts' (family?) within 'Italian State' and 'Swiss National' railways - as well as (perhaps) DB. He's a very fortunate young man indeed.

    Thanks for bringing the site to 'my' attention!!

    (Exits 'stage-left' muttering to self about 'wowsers' and name calling in general, not done, not done at all . . . )
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    "Wowsers" is an expression from an old cartoon show and simply translates into "Wow" or "Oh dear".

    Under each photo there is an English translation.
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    Musicman

    Thanks - it's all to do with semantics - and linguistics . . .

    FYI, FWIW, in my country 'Wowser/s' is a very old word (now largely unused) which has two meanings:

    1. A 'Wowser' is one who will not drink alcohol, and actively campaigns against the drinking of alcohol because of the social damage it does to families.

    2. A 'Wowser' is a 'Killjoy' - someone who deliberately goes out of their way to be Negative or 'anti' - a 'party-pooper' if you will. (Which, if your 'joy' comes from alcohol using the word in the second context makes a lot of sense)

    When I read 'Wowsers ... can't believe no one was even interested' , my response was, not unexpectedly, No.2 (a Killjoy / party-pooper).

    Same word - different interpretation.

    Aren't semantics and linguistics wonderful?
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    Okay. I see what happened. I am sorry if I offended anyone.
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