October 14, 2004

The bad news, the good news

In case this is now your source of news about Australian politics, I feel I ought to report that John Howard and the Coalition swept the Australian election. Goodbye, Styx Valley.

On a happier note, I learned a new "ee" word: furphy = a false report or rumour. I read it in the Melbourne paper The Age, as in, "In politics there are the real reasons parties win elections, and there are furphies." Read about John Furphy and the origins of the word here.

Posted by miriam at October 14, 2004 03:38 AM

How is that possible?? Freaking upside-down southern hemispherers...

Posted by: Lana at October 14, 2004 11:37 AM

I know - weird, isn't it? (I assume you're referring to the furphies and not the election, although I suppose it could apply to both...)

Posted by: Miriam at October 15, 2004 01:36 AM

Mainly the Howard part.. but furphies came a close second.

Posted by: Lana at October 15, 2004 08:58 AM
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