In loving memory of the noble Iced Vovo

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Simon “Skankin” Dixon could also be dippin’ his lid to the disappearance of Volvo drivers (C8), however not so Suzanne Saunders of Koonorigan. “I realized to drive in Dad’s Volvo, which made me a leadfoot in Mum’s Torana. There’s a surprisingly untouchable feeling being within the driver’s seat of a Volvo; particularly for Dad whose solely hint of being crushed by a truck into the facet of Captain Cook dinner Bridge was a cervical collar for a number of weeks. As my sister and I had additionally been in separate automotive accidents that very same week, all three of us have been in collars, so every time we walked previous one another was the cry of ‘Snap!’ Hats off to the household ‘Iced Vovo’ that was killed within the making of this story.”

After latterly studying of Aldi drivers (C8), Coral Button of North Epping says that “if Aldi at the moment are promoting automobiles, with their aggressive costs I’m undoubtedly shopping for one. Do they do trade-ins?”

Volvo drivers (C8) could effectively have been outdated by Aldi drivers, however to stability this malapropism William Galton of Hurstville Grove writes that his “late father typically informed us he went buying at Audi.”

Through the years John de Meur of Cremorne Level has tried all the luxurious German marques however is now proud to be a driver of the mighty Volvo (C8). “My Volvo will park itself, applies the brakes earlier than I stumble upon issues, lets me know the place the velocity cameras are, received’t let me wander over double yellow traces, activates the headlights robotically, and has a heated seat amongst different issues. As an octogenarian, how good is that!”

“How come you’ll be able to have ceremony with out ‘pomp’, however not the opposite means round?” asks Stewart Copper of Maroubra. “Who is that this dreaded ‘pomp ’ anyhow?”

Daniel Flesch of Bellingen provides one other vegetable to the eggplant versus aubergine (C8) dialogue. “What we name zucchinis, the English name courgettes. Fascinating that they adopted the French identify whereas we went for the Italian. Theories from C8 readers welcome.”

Airline baggage points (C8) dropped at thoughts a well-known piece of graffiti on the British Airways Concorde advert over the tunnel into Heathrow within the ’70s for John Blackhawk of Umina Seaside. “It proudly proclaimed: Breakfast in London. Lunch in New York. Some wag had managed to stand up there and had written: Baggage in Bermuda. It received cleaned off actually quick. However not earlier than it was photographed.”

Column8@smh.com.au

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