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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:14 pm

I had an auntie who had never been on holiday until she was well into her 60s when she went in a caravan in North Wales,she lived in a small village not too far away from Newton-Le-Willows,Lancs.
The way she spoke was real "lanky" and very few people could understand her,in fact my kids would ask me to translate it for them as i was brought up with her--a very funny person sadly missed in the area. murgs dance
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:44 am

An Aboriginal funeral and wake - it started yesterday friday on our calendar - so a packed catholic church - the church is small and most of local Aborigines were converted to catholicism - usual exhaultations but now power point presentations have become the norm plus plenty of R&R songs and Country and Westerm!

that lasted one hr and then off to the cemetery in the sweltering heat of the afternoon. fortunately they now erect beach canopies for the faint and weak hearted [that's me] - the highlight I think was a final eulogy in Worora dialect one of threein this region - both recited and sung - very inspiring. then the red earth shoveling with dust covering all the white clothed guests!

the wake started later in the 'turf club' but I declined from fraility and faint heartedness! - it finally ceased [no alcohol permitted] until 1am next morning - and now continues once again today [sat] - it's all about sharing aural knowledge and photos of the past - probably reminiscent  of an Irish wake no doubt - I'm sure you could find the same in Papua New Guinea and deapest China?

I'm exhausted and I missed half of it!
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:01 am

It's a soporific day - 37C - no joggers about! aircon cars -aircon shops and aircon homes - nature does not understand all of this but just iss - pours down it's relentless rays relentlessly - if we all disappeared tomorrow it would just continue relentlessly. Snakes snaking away - wallabies ;  hopping about ; blue tongued lizards in the shade and all  just waiting for the next rains and cyclones. I met a new comer from the 'black country' today serving in WW - he said how did you know - eh lad it's ta way ta thee speaks!

he is of course newly arrived and says he loves the sunshine everyday and has heard there is a cyclone on the way - eh lad we says - theys always saiz that! murgs dance
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:21 am

I realise I'm being picky here but could the header of this thread be altered to the correct spelling?

It jars my brain every time I see ocassional
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:35 am

-pops- wrote:
I realise I'm being picky here but could the header of this thread be altered to the correct spelling?

It jars my brain every time I see ocassional

I think only the author can do that pops.

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:56 pm

-pops- wrote:
I realise I'm being picky here but could the header of this thread be altered to the correct spelling?

It jars my brain every time I see ocassional


yep definitely being' picky' but I hope ya brain gets better - doesn't bother us in OZ we speaks strine! - ya an ocker! occasionally !

is there 'banning' rule for mispellings?
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:02 pm

Your wish is my command pops.
I'm not fond of poor spelling in topic titles and correct it when I can...but this one had passed me by.
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:18 pm

I yews a spellin chequer - but even that sometimes fails me

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:41 pm

Ahhhhhhhh! Much better. My headache is going already!
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:02 pm

Pops - Fortunateley Malcolm is very acomodating

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:08 pm

-pops- wrote:
Ahhhhhhhh! Much better. My headache is going already!
We'll soon find a way of making it ache again. alien alien

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:14 pm

Nice try Alan....very funny
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:28 pm

I'm out of here!
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