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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Sonamic, 26th Jan, 2016.

  1. Sonamic

    Sonamic Well-Known Member

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    Happy Australia Day everybody to those near and far.
     
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  2. Casteller

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    Come and get me fellas, waiting on the terrace. Guys ....... Hola ?...

     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Happy Australia day all. Thank you for making this country great and enjoy your day off.
     
  4. Brian84

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    Happy straya day.
     
  5. MarkB

    MarkB Some guy on the internet Premium Member

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    I see the day has been met with calls for greater recognition of indigenous australians (no issue or argument with that),

    And for calls for an AU republic. Notwithstanding I think it would be a terrible (and massive) waste of money which scant tangible benefit, I'm all for it.
     
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  6. Coota9

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    Happy Australia Day everyone.

    We're all working on a shorter day...

    No conversation as you go
    There's so much space the heat moves you
    Terracotta homes, backyard barbeque and eucalyptus smell
    It's fine on the clothes line
    It's fast food and slow life and red roof
    My silence, comic interruptions

    Lucky country
    Where the geckos are paid to live in the sun
    On and on there's a ribbon of road and a mile to spare
    Lucky country
    Lucky country
     
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  7. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Still free and the only place too live in the world..
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Happy Australia Day.

    And in honour of the national anthem, how about an exercise. Use the word "girt" in a sentence.

    I girt the asparagus in string before cooking.
     
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  10. Coota9

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    For those that are not cultured please see meaning below of "girt"

    Unlike ‘Waltzing Matilda’ the national anthem is devoid of Australian English words. The word girt, however, certainly lays claim to being significant in Australian English.

    The verb gird (meaning ‘to surround, encircle’) is from Old English, and its past tense and past participle was girded. In the Middle English period (from the early 1300s) it developed the variant past tense and past participle form girt. And, as a result of this, in the early 1500s a new verb to girt appeared as a synonym for to gird. The Oxford English Dictionary comments on the verb to gird: ‘Throughout its whole history the English word is chiefly employed in rhetorical language, in many instances with more or less direct allusion to biblical passages’. The biblical phrase to gird one’s loins, a figurative idiom meaning to ‘prepare for action’, would still be familiar to many readers. Given the word’s formal and literary history, it is perhaps appropriate that its past participle (whether from the original verb to gird or its later variant to girt) should appear in a national anthem. Of course, McCormick could have used the girded form of the past participle: ‘Our home is girded by sea’. But then he would have had an extra syllable, and the line would not have scanned metrically. Thus: ‘Our home is girt by sea’.
     
  11. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Happy Australia Day friends
    Enjoy the celebrations.

    Big 12th birthday party for us for my little blond, blue eye Ozzie wog child.
     
  12. datto

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    As I stand on my front lawn draped in the Oz flag, Tooheys New in one hand, raised to the cars passing by, I salute this auspicious day.

    A bogan in the Druitt.
     
  13. Ed Barton

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    I thought GIRT was a terrorist organisation like KEBAB and TZATZIKI
     
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  14. Darlinghurst Boy

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    You Daz Shaz and the 8 kids with different fathers !
     
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    Today i am reflecting how good we really do have it here


     
  16. Speede

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    I want to give special thanks today to all my beautiful Aboriginal brothers & sisters for always making me feel welcome .
     
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  17. geoffw

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    That's just being girt rude.
     
  18. willair

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    It's only ever a problem on fathers day,but that's only once a year..
     
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  19. Coota9

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    I thought it was the measurement around my waist!!!:D
     
  20. Danieljk101

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    Australia day...? Oh, your talking about invasion day.... ;)
     
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