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Old Sep 15th 2010, 5:21 am
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Old Sep 15th 2010, 5:23 am
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Dinted?
You turned Kiwi?
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You turned Kiwi?
No not yet, but just had a convo with fellow aussies at work on the word 'dent'.

Apparently I'm saying & spelling it wrong ...
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2 incidents in the last couple of months:

1) Wife returned to street-parked car after work and jumped in to drive home. Whilst cruising along the freeway it started raining and she noticed the note pinned under the wipers. By the time she was able to stop, the note was no longer there. We now have a small golf-ball sized dent in the centre-front of the bonnet and a cracked holden badge (I'd guess someone with a towbar backed into us).

2) After pulling into the carpark at work I discovered I was too late and the last space had gone. In an annoyed semi-rage I flung the car into reverse to about turn and head onto the street in search of a space only to misjudge a corner and back full-pace into a steel post (misjudged where the corner was ). Huge dent in the back of the boot, scratches on the bumper and some misalignment of panels - but no smashed lights.

I'm considering paying the $450 excess to have the boot fixed on insurance - but the bonnet can stay dented....

FWIW: I consider 'dint' and 'dent' to be interchangable - but possibly with a 'dint' being a more minor damage than a 'dent'.

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I say both

In my defence it is in the dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dinted although I like the urban dictionary entry for it better lol

(You'll have to look it up... I can't post the link, work has blocked the site )
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Not for a while now, I must be due!
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Old Sep 15th 2010, 8:19 am
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Dints exist, as do dents. (In NZ, they're "dunts" and "donts").
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Originally Posted by DadAgain View Post
We now have a small golf-ball sized dent in the centre-front of the bonnet and a cracked holden badge (I'd guess someone with a towbar backed into us).
I'm not sure which is worse for you - having the dent, or owning a Holden. Actually, the dent probably improves the car.
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Originally Posted by PaulandNic View Post
No not yet, but just had a convo with fellow aussies at work on the word 'dent'.

Apparently I'm saying & spelling it wrong ...
Hey, anyone that can use 'Convo' in everyday use has nothing to worry about
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No not yet, but just had a convo with fellow aussies at work on the word 'dent'.

Apparently I'm saying & spelling it wrong ...
Both are right dint or dent, you could say the dent was a result of a dint
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Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
Hey, anyone that can use 'Convo' in everyday use has nothing to worry about
Ok you got me ... ... but I AM in Australia so it's ok.
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Ok you got me ... ... but I AM in Australia so it's ok.
Hey, I like to see people integrating well
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