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1 month 5 days ago #252252 by cobbadog
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Found on faceache this pic of a tram transporter heading north over the coat hanger.

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1 month 5 days ago - 1 month 5 days ago #252253 by Mrsmackpaul
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The spelling of waggon on the front of the truck seems a little odd to me

I wonder when it changed to just one "g" in the spelling

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1 month 5 days ago #252256 by V8Ian
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Two Gs is the correct English spelling, one G is the American, phonetic incorrect way.
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1 month 4 days ago #252258 by cobbadog
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Yet PAINT YOUR WAGONS was just one G. 
like the solid rubber tyres on the truck but there is a mystery as what did they do to the team wheels. It's not on a track or I cant see any tracks

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1 month 4 days ago - 1 month 4 days ago #252259 by Roderick Smith
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The North Sydney tram network was separate from the Sydney one, even after Sydney Harbour Bridge. Trams crossing it from the north had no connection at the south end. A transporter wagon took trams to/from the main workshops. The Manly system was also separate, but was linked to the north by a special tram-only ferry. Open-access links:
tdu.to/m/262451/re-transferring-trams-ac...ydney-harbour-part-3
tdu.to/m/40389/c11-leaving-randwick-workshops

Wagon and waggon are different spellings of the same word meaning, among other things, a sturdy four-wheeled vehicle for transporting things. Waggon was preferred in British English until a century ago,1 and it still appears occasionally, but it is fast becoming archaic. In this century, the shorter one is preferred in all main varieties of English.
The word was derived from 16th-century Dutch 'wagen', and appears in French as 'wagon'.

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Last edit: 1 month 4 days ago by Roderick Smith. Reason: Replace the always-hopeless unwanted word substitution with the correct 'Manly'.
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1 month 4 days ago - 1 month 4 days ago #252262 by V8Ian
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That's because it was an American movie, Cobba.
Miriam Webster (IIRC) decided to rewrite the dictionary, with all new misspellings. 
Sorry, Brocky. 
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1 month 4 days ago #252264 by Gryphon
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Hi,

this site has a pretty picture to go with the explanation, grammarist.com/spelling/wagon-waggon/



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1 month 4 days ago #252265 by mammoth
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Obviously the hard rubber truck is from the early era, wonder what make it is. Has tow hooks same as WW1 and '20's trucks. Maybe Dennis? or a Thornycroft BT?
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1 month 4 days ago #252266 by mammoth
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The Sentinel company insisted on spelling their steam wagons with a double g which probably kept it in use longer than otherwise might have been the case.
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1 month 4 days ago #252267 by mammoth
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Someone on fb has identified it as a Karrier
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