Rick Stevens rstevens at internap.com
Thu Nov 29 21:43:06 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 06:18 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > Craig White:
> >>>> aussie aussie aussie
> >>>> oy oy oy
> > 
> > Tim: 
> >>> I never head that childish chant before until we had some soldiers doing
> >>> some sort of rescue mission overseas.  It's not a part of *our* culture.
> > 
> > Alan Cox:
> >> Its a very old part of Australian culture, one that came over with
> >> 'cousin Jack' (the tin miners from Cornwall). So old nobody is entirely
> >> sure of its origin although the most credible one seems to be from Oggie
> >> (Kernowek: Hoggan) for a Cornish Pastie (Oggie oggie oggie! being shouted
> >> down a mine to indicate lunch arriving).
> > 
> > Must be regional then, I've *NEVER* heard it before then, in South
> > Australia.
> I gather it got some airing at the Sydney games. I've not been to a 
> sporting event for some tens of decades, the last I can recall was 
> cricket in Canberra, where I sat near John Grey Gorton.

Even one "tens of decades" would make you over 100 years old, John.
You sure seem spry for a centarian!  ;-)

> Nor do I watch TV, but I certainly knew of it. Seems to have become 
> popular with the Young Generation.
> > 
> > ... What's that skip?  He's broken a leg?  You fly the chopper and I'll
> > drive over with the first aid kit...
> > 
> For the rest of the world, John Gorton was a WWII fighter pilot, got 
> shot down and took some facial injuries, and looked like it. He was 
> promoted to leadership of the Liberals while in the Senate when H Holt 
> took his last swim, was deftly switched to the House of Reps and so to 
> PM. He further distinguished himself by voting against himself in a 
> motion of bo confidence in the party room, allowing Billy McMahon to 
> lead the coalition to an election lost to the "It's Time" Labor lead by 
> E G Whitlam.

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