The horror, the horror


With all of the dialogue across the phrase of the yr (C8), Ron Wessel of Mount St Thomas wish to “put ahead a nomination for the misused phrase of the yr: influencer. These individuals receives a commission to spruik merchandise and, due to this fact, in my view they’re advertisers. I see them because the bizarre love baby of Joe the Gadget Man and Joyce Mayne.”

Donna Wiemann of Balmain lately “obtained a meme that advised the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 have been like a horror film based mostly on a ebook by Stephen King, directed by Quentin Tarantino and that includes a soundtrack by Yoko Ono. The one factor lacking was a title. Ideas?”

Final Friday, one month out from Christmas, Mike Fogarty of Weston (ACT) noticed it. “A younger girl was sporting a Christmas Tree Hat on her head. A well timed reminder to by no means put on a hat which has extra character than you.”

Leo Corbin of Kogarah is peeved. “I’ve solely ever identified nectarines as ‘nectruns’, however now they’re referred to as ‘nectareens’, even on the ABC. It’s simply one other instance of the relentless Americanisation of Australian English. I even heard somebody on Radio Nationwide the opposite day pronounce buoy as booey.”

“Properly could Greg Oehm declare that the answer to any knotty Trivial Pursuit query is Thor Heyerdahl (C8), however I’ve it on good authority that in any debate, when you point out Hitler you’ve instantly misplaced the argument,” writes Derrick Mason of Boorowa.

Including to the optics, Angus McLeod of Cremorne says, “CR-39 (C8) is actually simpler to say than its official identify: 2-(2-prop-2-enoxycarbonyloxyethoxy)ethyl prop-2-enyl carbonate.”

One one that was happy to see that Bull, Son & Schmidt (C8) are nonetheless going sturdy, was Paulette Grady Hay of Elizabeth Bay. “As a 16-year-old, in 1956, my first job as a junior copy typist was with Bull, Son & Schmidt in Martin Place. There was no Mr Bull or Son, however my boss was Mr Schmidt. Completely satisfied recollections.”

The opposite day Wendy Crew of Lane Cove North obtained a phone name “asking if we have been on the Do No Not Name register. So, it might seem our inclusion has been deleted. Did the caller not see the irony?”

Whereas Jack Dikian of Mosman is “fairly positive that The French Laundry restaurant within the Napa Valley, California has a proclivity for ironing tablecloths (C8)“, Colin Taylor-Evans of Lane Cove is thrilled. “The iron maiden strikes once more. I really like these flat noodles!”

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