Gough Whitlam and things we don’t say

Good morning world, guess what I slept in this morning the first thing I thought when I got up was I slept in the second thought was I don’t feel well so maybe that is why I slept in…………..I am now up and dressed but really don’t feel like doing much of anything this morning.

It looks cold and wet outside, I am in long pants and socks on my feet as it is cold, have to say this weather lately is annoying, it’s hot then cold then hot again sometimes all in one day.

Now here is a question for you do you ever find yourself over stretching while on the toilet, I have there have been times when I am on the toilet wiping my bum and think to myself stop stretching Jo-Anne where do you think your bum is in the next room. Really have no idea why I do that but I do and it is annoying but being annoying doesn’t seem to stop me stretching like my bum is in another room. Yes I know you are wondering why on earth I would share this with the world but hell my life is an open book and I share many embarrassing things.



The big news here today is that Gough Whitlam has died he was our 21st Prime Minister, what I remember about him is that he was the only Prime Minister to be sacked from office that happened in 1975. Although everything I am hearing on the telly this morning is that he did a lot of good for the country in the 3 short years he was Prime Ministers. He brought in no fault divorce, which is a good thing; he is also the one who brought home our troops from Vietnam.


Moving on to things that are not said in Australia by Australians, like “crikey” the only person who said that was Steve Irwin (the crocodile hunter),http://www.crocodilehunter.com.au/crocodile_hunter/about_steve_terri/

Also don’t hear people saying “fair dinkum” that was a saying from my grandfather’s generation.

We also don’t say “g’day” usually we say “hi” or “hello”, also my generation and young generations don’t call women “sheila” that is also one for past generations.

Lastly we don’t use the term “root” because here it means to have sex, it is often used in place of f****k. So to say you are rooting for someone just sounds wrong.

Ok that is enough dribble for this post, hope all have a good day, or night or whatever it is where you are.

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4 thoughts on “Gough Whitlam and things we don’t say

  1. I finally had to break down and start wearing socks. I guess I have to accept that my summer is officially over. As for the word ‘root,’ very good to know. I’ll be careful to avoid saying that if I’m ever Down Under…

  2. Whitlam also did a lot of bad things with the obsession of social issues almost sent the country broke! Remind you of a recent Labor government? I was one of the ones `brought home` good or bad thing don’t know? What I do know is that the world is a totally different place now and we can’t live in the past! Australia needs to start building infrastructure again like my father’s generation did!

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