n.— «Police have their hands full on the Gold Coast, not only with violent youths, domestic violence and drug dealers, but with the mentally ill. They have their own patois, referring to deranged people as “spoons’ because giving them a knife or fork would provide them with a deadly weapon.» —“Crims push limits of tolerance” Gold Coast Bulletin (Molendinar, Queensland, Australia) June 1, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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