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Slackers have a friend in science

“Aha, proved proper eventually!” claims Marjie Williamson of Blaxland. “My excuse for not reaching all that was deliberate in a day, was that the Earth was spinning quicker, so the day was shorter. Scientists have now agreed with me!”

A number of years in the past, Sue Shute [Where were you when we were discussing pneumatic tube systems? – Granny] of Lake Macquarie “took various gadgets from the Thirties to the Sixties to a regional museum. The curator went by way of them, fastidiously selecting which donations could be accepted. On the finish, I took out a field of Corn Flakes toys (C8) and, to my shock, she accepted them enthusiastically and with out hesitation.”

Tremendous eating now, with Don Bain of Port Macquarie: “Ever eager to earn favour from She Who Should Be Obeyed, I lashed out on breakfast at a chic native eatery. Eggs Benedict on brioche toast – with a aspect order of smashed lettuce!”

“Referring to wartime bombing experiences (C8), my late father Invoice was a station assistant at North Sydney railway station throughout WWII,” writes Julie Apps of Pemulwuy. “The directions had been that if a Japanese bombing raid occurred on the Harbour Bridge, the junior was to stroll down the observe to Milsons Level Station and wave a purple flag to cease trains crossing the bridge. Evidently, Dad by no means needed to do it however one doubts the efficacy of the directions.”

The horse opera v cleaning soap opera debate (C8) that includes George Zivkovic of Northmead and John Christie of Oatley has a little bit of name and response about it, and it’s George’s flip in the present day: “I might admire Granny printing my trump card to John’s assertion that cleaning soap operas got here first. The next is available on-line: ‘Earlier than the cleaning soap opera, there was horse opera. Horse operas are western movies, TV exhibits or radio applications. The time period originated round 1927,’ says the Oxford English Dictionary, first showing within the journal Movement Image Traditional: ‘Horse Opera … is an opus of the west the place males are cowboys’. The phrase cleaning soap opera is from 1939, and in response to the Oxford, ‘the title happened as a result of early sponsors of the exhibits included cleaning soap and detergent producers, aimed on the target market of stay-at-home wives.’ I relaxation my case. Thanks.”

That different George, (Manojlovic of Mangerton) thinks: “NEIGHbours should have been the final of the good horse operas.”

Column8@smh.com.au

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