Inruin

Inruin

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The first people here called it Aotearoa. The second dude was a lost Dutchman who named it after the North Sea coast of the Netherlands, go figure. I can just see the Aussies try to pronounce it though, especially Greg Alexander.
The first people here were Celtic and definately didn't call it Aotearoa
 
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Johnnyray

Johnnyray

The first people here were Celtic and definately didn't call it Aotearoa

Actually the first people here were The Chinese as there is enough circumstantial evidence to support the claim (especially around Port Waikato area) it's only lack of a discovery of early settlement that stops it from being fully recognised by academia (see Vikings in North America for a similar case example). In fact it's widely believed by number of anthropologists and ancient historians that the early Chinese discovered most areas in Pacific including Australia and Pacific North West of America one to three thousands years ago. You only have to look at some of similar place names in world for proof such as Lake Tahoe in Nevada and Lake Taupo in New Zealand. These two names sound the same to you they should as there are many now who widely believed that these two separate native words actually originate from same Chinese root word "Ta-Hu" which means 'Lake' or 'Large Body Of Water'. Anyway back on topic. Eric Watson. What a cu** ... ;)
 
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jonno

jonno

Lol so what's your opinion on marriage haha
Marriage is like a public toilet. All waiting outside are desperate to get in, and all inside are desperate to get out.

Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade.
 
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