David Oakenfull, Allan Gibson, Robert Christie, Paul Koff, Joan Carter, Jane Louis, Megan Heaney, Invoice Hamilton

As you advance in years it is good to have that one good friend who will at all times keep in mind and remind you when it is your birthday, which is particularly helpful in the event you would possibly in any other case have had a senior second and forgotten it fully. In Granny’s case, this good friend is Allan Gibson of Cherrybrook, who “couldn’t let the event go with out acknowledging that 74 years in the past in the present day Granny made her debut within the far proper (the eighth) column of situation quantity 34,026 of The Sydney Morning Herald. Blissful anniversary!” Many thanks Allan. Any probability of a diamond subsequent yr?

There isn’t any have to admit to being misplaced, or “battling navigation points” (C8) in line with among the sensible girls among the many eighth Columnists. Being often “geographically embarrassed” is all that Joan Carter of East Hills and Jane Louis of Thornleigh will ever come clean with.

“As somebody with a level in chemistry, let me guarantee Michael Field that it’s potential to dilute water (C8),” writes David Oakenfull of Asquith. “My desire is to dilute it with alcohol – they’re miscible in all proportions!”

Paul Koff of Glenhaven has been watching, by his personal admission, too many information studies recently, and has observed a slightly unusual pronunciation of vowel sounds amongst our Melbourne brethren, and wonders if anybody else has observed it. “Phrases similar to well being, component and even Melbourne itself, at the moment are being rendered as halth, alement and Malbourne. I hope this doesn’t spoil anybody’s TV viewing, however as soon as observed one cannot cease listening to it.”

Having learn in regards to the Auslan model of ‘bowlo’ (C8), Megan Heaney of Kincumber is now curious as to what the Auslan interpretation was of the “You are a f—ing legend, McGowan” that was yelled from a passing automobile at a roadside press convention in WA, as apparently everybody there, together with the West Australian Premier himself, was most amused by it.