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    Default Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    It seems every week there are one or two "lawnmovers" listed on Craigslist. The word often appears in the text of the ad, too. And the "w" and "v" are not even close on the keyboard.
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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    I see your from WA, well here in LA (lower Alabama) we have a lot of guy's selling their wenches. I always wonder if their wife knows about the add

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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    Since a "v" is half of a "w" maybe the mower is only half there?
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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    Any one want to buy me weebarrel?

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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    Any one want to buy my weebarrel? or how bout my wheelburro?

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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    On CL at any one time, you will find wheel barrels, latter racks, step latters, scrape medal, frigerators, traylors and hydrolic stuff.

    All a product of our fine pubic skools.
    There is no "I" in team, but there is a "Me" if you want to jumble it up a bit...

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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by zzvyb6 View Post
    On CL at any one time, you will find wheel barrels, latter racks, step latters, scrape medal, frigerators, traylors and hydrolic stuff.

    All a product of our fine pubic skools.
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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    Perhaps the writer is of German heritage?
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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    Perhaps the writer is of German heritage?
    You made me chuckle, I've known Germans who speak English very fluently, but the w and v will trip them up sometimes. Going the other direction, I always remember it by knowing that VW (like the car) is pronounced "fowvey" in German.
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    Default Re: Where does "lawnmover" come from?

    Maybe it is a sod cutter? ...for literally moving the lawn?

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