Word of the day

The word for today is…

exurb (noun) – A semirural region lying just beyond the suburbs of a city.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “The outer, prosperous ring of the suburbs,” 1955, American English, from exurban, by 1838 (it seems to have arisen in the writings of the reform movement opposed to urban cemeteries), from ex- + urban, on model of suburban.

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Peter is a fourth generation New Zealander, with both his mothers and fathers folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870’s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers.

His work history has been in the timber, banking and real estate industries, and he’s now enjoying retirement. He has been interested in computers for over thirty years and is a strong advocate for free open source software. He is Chairman of the SeniorNet Hutt City Committee.