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Encyclopedia > Downer

A Downer is a slang term, referring to a person who is

  • named Jordan and likes to bring his friend Becky down to his downer level
  • down, or depressed, particularly if their mood brings other people down
  • imputed to have Down syndrome, similar to calling someone retarded

Downer is the surname of several people: Look up Down in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Depression, or a depressed mood, may in everyday English refer to a state of melancholia, unhappiness or sadness, or to a relatively minor downturn in mood that may last only a few hours or days. ... Mental retardation (abbreviated as MR), is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills (milestones) during childhood, and a significantly below-normal intellectual capacity as an adult. ...

Downer may also refer to: John Downer (1843–1915) was the Premier of South Australia from 16 June 1885 until 11 June 1887. ... This is a list of Premiers of South Australia. ... Australian Senate chamber Entrance to the Senate The Senate is the upper of the two houses of the Parliament of Australia. ... Alec Downer Sir Alexander Russell Downer (7 April 1910 - 30 March 1981), Australian politician generally known as Alec Downer, was born in Adelaide, the son of John Downer, a former Premier of South Australia and member of the Australian Senate. ... The Hon. ... R. G. Casey House, the headquarters of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade This is a list of Australian Foreign Ministers: Note: Prior to 1970, the office was known as the Minister for External Affairs. ... Reverend Alfred Wallace (Wally) Downer (May 1, 1904 _ August 1994) was a Canadian politician and long time member of the Ontario legislature. ...


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CNN.com - Australian minister meets Suu Kyi - Oct. 2, 2002 (585 words)
Downer's two-day visit to Myanmar is the first by a senior Western official in nearly two decades.
The move, which was not announced until Downer was about to board a plane to Bangkok in preparation for his flight to Yangon, was not relayed directly to him, nor the Australian embassy.
Downer said the decision was a "disappointment" but "it is important to still get there and give our message".
Alexander Downer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (964 words)
Downer was born in Adelaide, South Australia, into one of the state's prominent established political families.
Downer was educated at Geelong Grammar School; then in Radley College and University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Britain due to his family living in Britain from 1963-1972.
Downer has continued in the role along with the Howard government through various controversial incidents and several elections and became the longest serving Foreign Minister of Australia on 20 December 2004.
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