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- n. Plural form of penfriend.
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I used to have stacks of penfriends when I was younger, Monique who lived in Montbard in France, Christine from Ripon in the UK and one in India who lived on Chandni Chowk Street in Delhi and, shame on me, I can't even remember her name now, but how I wish I'd kept her letters.
'You see,' said the English teacher, 'two Swedish girls have written to the school asking for penfriends in England.
In my late teens, taken by the idea of meeting all my internet penfriends, I formed a 'watertight' plan to spend the summer criss-crossing America by bus meeting my glamourous new acquaintances.
We travelled around together and when I returned to New Zealand, we were penfriends for a few years, then gradually fell out of touch.