Friday, March 31, 2006

Good Friday Good Friday in my heart!*

The end of the week hath cometh. Had lunch at the Zoo cafe and took a nice stroll back through the Savannah (the Baboon boys are growing and Chad is nearly as big as older brother Taye); the Galap tortoises (#3 was up to his plastron in mud) and the eles (Silup had a bran ball which he was dropping from a great height).

The weather has been most pleasant - it was about 23 today, much the same over the next few days. I'm not sure how much of the tale of the cyclones that are crossing the north west coast we'll get in the next few days.

Looks like I'll be making a shiny thing purchase tomorrow - the latest Harry Potter fillum has been released on DVD.

Found on the news group. Dunno who wrote it but it's very funny. Additions to the Strine Dictionary:

* billabonk: to make passionate love beside a waterhole
* bludgie: a partner who doesn't work but is kept as a pet
* dodgeridoo: a fake indigenous artefact
* fair drinkum: good quality Aussie wine
* flatypus: a cat which has been run over by a vehicle
* mateshit: all your flatmate's belongings lying strewn around the floor
* shagman: an unemployed male roaming the Australian bush in search of sexual activity
* yabble: the unintelligible language of Australian freshwater crustaceans
* bushwanker: a pretentious drongo who reckons he's above average when it comes to handling himself in the scrub
* crackie daks: 'hipster' tracksuit pants
* shornbag: a particularly attractive naked sheep
* technicolour lawn: the front yard after a rave party.

*Mary Elizabeth Coleridge


Blogger fiona glass said...

I wanna know where you're getting those cool banners! Love the one about the cats typing.... :D

11:58 pm  
Blogger Possbert said...

Hi Fi! You can get the banners from

They have loads and are free.

7:28 am  
Blogger fiona glass said...

Brilliant - thanks!! :) PS love the scrambled oz.

10:44 pm  

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