September 13, 2010 2 Comments
Sent in by Luke Tennent of Darwin, this pearler comes from a gym in Darwin. What better way to admire the newly-found freedom apostrophe’s feel thesedays than to marvel at this sign while abluting. Thanks to Luke for also explaining to Caroline why he was taking photo’s in the men’s room of her gym. Seen […]
September 3, 2010 4 Comments
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August 26, 2010 2 Comments
August 10, 2010 3 Comments
Greg Dickson writes: Not usually thought of as a national leader in pushing language change (well … punctuation change really), Katherine, NT, again comes through with a gem. This one is from the toilets at the Katherine Hotel. Have you spotted a rogue apostrophe in your travel’s? Take a pic and send it to us […]
July 28, 2010 4 Comments
Kimie Takahashi writes...Bennelong is the electorate where in 2007 Maxine McKew famously beat John Howard, and her success was in no small measure due to winning the support of the Chinese and Korean business communities as well as attracting young multilingual voters.
July 14, 2010 1 Comment
Bruce Moore writes:...The term Ginger Meggs is often used allusively to refer to people who exhibit the qualities embodied in Ginger Meggs—from mischievous boy to Australian par excellence.
June 20, 2010 5 Comments
Ingrid Piller writes:...Why would anyone go about cooking draped in the Australian flag?! Personally, I think it shows a lack of respect for the flag but then, maybe, it’s tacky enough to be considered cool.
June 8, 2010
Martin Walsh writes:... Among at least some urban Tanzanians ‘to “clinton” someone’, is now a jocular euphemism for fellatio in everyday Swahili.
June 7, 2010
Bruce Moore writes:... Chesty Bond is the muscled and square-jawed character created in 1938 to advertise singlets made by the Bonds company. The character also appeared in a popular cartoon, where he turned himself into a superhero when he donned the Chesty Bond vest.
May 31, 2010
Bruce Moore writes: ...The phrase the Bradman of is commonly used in Australia to designate someone who is the best in their field or the finest exponent of some skill.