Saturday, July 5, 2008

Trivial History July 5

 Another simply stupendous Saturday to frolic through until midnight strikes and you find you haven't done the washing...again.


Nursing Story # 14
While I was at one hospital they were trialling urinals and bed-pans made from plain grey recycled cardboard, similar to plain grey recycled cardboard pizza boxes.
The trial seemed to go ok, the products were single use and also seemed to come through with flying colours.
But it was the patient's visitors who weren't happy.
They kept asking us why so many nurses were running around with pizzas !

1883 The wowsers in the Victorian Parliament voted to make those darstardly art lovers close the National Gallery of Victoria on Sundays. Coz, gee, if they had to sit at home and be miserable on Sundays, everyone else could share in their joy....

Oddspot-
There really is Nowhere Else in Tasmania.
It's a suburb located 72 kms from Launceston, titled Nowhere Else.

1945 Aussie PM John Curtain died suddenly while in office.

Oz Slanguage-
As flash as a rat with a gold tooth = describing someone tastelessly dressed; similar to "more arse than class".

1981 The King of Ferret Leggers was declared to be Englishman Reg Mellor when he managed to withstand 2 ferrets down his trousers for 5 hours and 26 mins. Read about Reg and the rules of Ferret Legging HERE.
I'm not saying a word, Brian...not a peep...

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
Wear a jumper when going out - it's Winter ya know!

1996 The most famous leg of mutton entered the world, Dolly the cloned sheep.


Six Degrees of Separation of Skippy.
Skippy - Jude Law.
Judith Fisher appeared in Skippy and went on to have a part in the movie Around The World In Eighty Ways.
John Howard (the actor, not politician) also appeared in this movie.
He had previously worked on the movie Bush Christmas alongside Nicole Kidman.
Who starred in the movie Cold Mountain...with Jude Law.

2002 To commemorate the 137 Victorian police officers who had lost their lives in the line of duty a bluestone memorial wall was unveiled in King's Domain.

Aussie Strine-
(The key to Aussie strine is to say the words quickly as you read them whilst dropping the odd 'H', 'G' and other inconsequential letters of the alphabet and barely opening your mouth).
Ear's Eve = That celebration on December 31st when everyone holds hands and sings "Shoulder Quaint's Beef Cot" (should old acquaintance be forgot).

3 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"As flash as a rat with a gold tooth = describing someone tastelessly dressed; similar to "more arse than class"."

Or as we say round these parts, 'Mutton dressed as lamb.'

"The King of Ferret Leggers was declared to be Englishman Reg Mellor..."

I've never seen a ferret in my entire life. That's probably because they're all gagging for air down some farmer's grunters in Yorkshire.

Myst_72 said...

And I live in Tassie - and haven't been to "Nowhere Else" - tsk tsk!

G
xx

Jayne said...

Would that be Dolly the sheep you've been dolly-ing up lately, Brian ?:P

Oops, Myst, you'll have to go Nowhere Else now :P

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