Who dunn it?

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A Sunday News headline writer invented a new word at the weekend. Dunners Stunner screamed the back-page coverage of the All Blacks-Australia test. We think they meant Dunedin.

Shortening NZ’s big-city place names is a perpetual challenge for sub-editors. Auckland and Christchurch shorten quite nicely to Ak and Chch – but Auk doesn’t spin any wheels. Ditto Wtn, Wgtn, and Welly.

But Dunners? The ugliest yet!

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