hm, well, margaret's explanation makes sense, given the person and the
location. however, i must admit having never heard either the macquarie
dictionary's slang _expression_ for, to be polite shall we call it, excreta, or
the other alternative name for turmeric,which is something i do eat a
definitely something missing in my sheltered upbringing - but then i am an
ex-pom birder, and we used to partake of the oxford english dikko. it's
not in my webster's either.
apologies for the 'all lower case' email but my other hand has recently
been chewed by luther and is totally inoperative.