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Great ChrisJ 2021-09-27 5:34

Hi Jorge.

The poor paw paws! (We usually call them paw paws in Australia (the papaya are longer and redder) and they grow well in suburban Brisbane). It's been decades since I have seen any frost in northern or inner northern Brisbane, although the western and far south western suburbs inland still get occasional frosts. More of a problem here is the city gobbling up farmlands and suburban sprawl. The naked trees look strange. I used to cut off a branch, make a pipe and blow bubbles through the hollow tube of the leaf stalk, when I was around 10-12 years old. Tfs!

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Thank you Beverley,

I admit I was a bit surprised when I found the word 'zeitgeist' as translation for the Dutch word 'tijdgeest'.
In Belgium in Dutch, 'zeitgeist' and 'tijdgeest' are used interchangeably.

So I thought it might be the case in English too.
Upon inspection, it appears that several sites in English on internet also use that word for 'spirit of the age'.

But as a true English person, you will know better that the word is not used in the language of native English speakers. I will correct it in my note.

Thank you very much to inform me.

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