“If I delete the missed call notification from an unknown number on my smartphone, I have the option to delete it and report it as spam, and I always do,” says Kevin Hunt of Kenthurst. “This request appears to go to Telstra and Apple. How many of these requests are they getting each day and what are they doing about it? Do you perhaps treat them as spam?”
“The Frank Maundrell Appreciation Society (C8) usually meets in a phone booth and meetings are often canceled due to lack of quorum,” explains the Nundle man himself. “With the support of the readership of Column 8, I have inquiries about the next meeting in Sydney Opera House initiated. Otherwise it will be at Bowling Alley Point Bowls Club!”
As long as we have you, Frank. Corrimal’s Phil Anderson asks did you grow up in Baulkham Hills and did your father make and sell luggage tags?
Size matters. “When I first arrived in Western Australia from England in 1971, I thought I had learned a lot from the comic strip Baza McKenzie in the magazine Private detective‘ writes Martin Field of Kingscliff. “On my first day, I walked into a pub on Barrack Street in Perth and emphatically ordered, ‘A Fosters schooner, please.’ The barmaid looked me straight in the eye and said, “You’re getting a f***ing Middy from f***ing Swan, and it’s gonna taste f***ing good!” And I did.”
The mere mention of a C8 hail scale (C8) made Peter Riley of Penrith reflect on previous presentations: “That’s why the golf ball was invented. The colonist The newspaper reported on October 1, 1835, a thunderstorm at Parramatta “accompanied by a precipitation of transparent hailstones, some large and of different sizes.” In one case, two elliptical bodies, each having a major axis an inch long, attached to two opposite points on the circumference of a circular body of ice about an inch in diameter. This begs the question: Were we actually more intelligent 200 years ago? Can you imagine the average? telegraph Why is the reader wondering about this today?”
Jane Cokayne of Epping attends the naming symposium (C8): “When my father was at boarding school (St. Andrews, Grahamstown, South Africa, c. 1926) he and his friends would be amused by the first four names called at roll call – Adcock, Alcock, Badcock and Ball.”
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