Tim Sutherland <timsuth / ihug.co.nz> wrote:
> 
>    Josef `Jupp' SCHUGT noticed the "Tollkit", and gave dictionary definitions
>    of "toll and "tool":
>        | I send this message to the list because not only Seiya Nishizawa may
>        | benefit from this:" ... "As a rule of thumb, two identical vowels
>        | mean a long vovel - this is pretty much the same in Japanese.
> 
>      Lyle Johnson:
>        | What is a "vovel"?
> 
>      Mark Probert:
>        | I think that it is a little creature, much like a shrew,
>        | that spends much of its time seaching for food, its favourite being
>        | worms, that spend much of their lives a little underground.
>        | The vovel hunts for its prey by placing its long flat nose nose in
>        | into the ground and then flicking back strongly with its head."
> 
>      Joel VanderWerf:
>        | "Ok, I'm beginning to appreciate the lore of the
>        | "vovel", but what is a "nose nose"?
>        |
>        | Oh, well, as long as it "flicks like a vovel", it doesn't really
>        | matter how the nose is implemented, does it?"

You missed the best bit!
 	
	Hal Fulton:
	 | Two identical noses in a row typically indicate a single long
	 | nose.

martin