Friday, 26 January 2007

Happy Australia Day

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, January 26, 2007 with 3 comments
Newspaper headline of the day: "Foot Heads Arms Body" -- Daily Mirror. (sounds like a Wiggles song the grandchildren sing)

Neologisms Pt 1 (Results of the Washington Post's Neologism contest):
1. Coffee (n.) the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.) appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.) to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.) impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.) describes a condition in which you absent-mindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.) to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n.) olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash (n.) a rapidly receding hairline.

Go the Gosling!
It was good to see Jeni at the track last night.
Here she is running in the Nationals last year.
Note the very low number!

1. All you workers and lurkers, have a great holiday today. Celebrate Australia Day. (And while you are at it, bring back multiculturalism)

2. Colin ran second in the Pennington 800m last night, a usually reliable source says he has the series sown [edit: sewn!] up, but he will have to finish ahead of Kevin in the 1500m yet to be run. Nevertheless, speedy geese (Mick, Col & Kev) were 1 2 3, continuing our dominance in aged handicapped events. Go the Geese!

3. Aranda training is still going ahead tomorrow, despite distractions which mean numbers will be low. An easy session, because 8:30am Sunday is the next Vets handicap run.

Once was Kiwi but now a fair dinkum Aussi,
Strewth finishing the 50km last April.
Well worth a celebration!


  1. Love the headline! The journo deserves an award for that one.

  2. For a moment I thought Ruth had broken 5 minutes for the mile!

  3. Ewen - I wish!!!!!! Geez - the pain in that attempted smile says it all!! Just love those definitions Geoff - very clever!