Long Jetty’s Lionel Latoszek and Springwood’s Lyn Spratt are not only the joint winners of Brett Jack’s Lyric Challenge (C8), Lionel also took the time to write an excellent review: “The poignancy of young love is revealed by Janis Ian when .” The repayment of “debentures” exceeds the bills received in her evocative song At seventeen. It was a clever twist on the usual financial meaning of bonds as a debt instrument.” Grandma was always pretty sure Janis’ tune was the one in question rather than science finance by Van der Graaf Generator.
Austinmer’s Christopher Gow writes, “All this talk about great lyrics (C8) and you haven’t mentioned the best rhyme in pop history, from the great Hal David.” I will never fall in love again: “What do you get when you kiss a man?” You get enough germs to catch pneumonia. Once you’ve done that, he’ll never call you again.’ Unsurpassable!”
“The mention of a spinet (C8) reminds me of the school test in which a music history student remarked that, in addition to his compositional achievements, Bach also had 20 children and “as a young man withdrew to an attic room and practiced on a maid”. ‘ offers Alynn Pratt of Grenfell.
In discovering other regional football teams (C8), one reader has settled on the Queanbeyan area, with Michael Sparks in nearby Braddon (ACT) naming his favorite sports teams: “the Bungendore Mudchooks, and the women’s team, the Mudchicks”. Cameron Park’s Jonathan Lumley, who admits he “usually shares wisdom on football and heavy metal matters,” has returned with the Maitland (Pumpkin) Pickers and Parkes Spacemen.
Expat Joburger Rhoda Silber, from Manly, and her family, who still play football, “have been proud Australians for 30 years and proud to speak the lingo.” But we just heard rugby shirts being called ‘Guernseys’? Please explain!” Channel your thoughts.
“How about places that defy their geometric names,” urges George Zivkovic of Northmead. “Like Circular Quay (semi-circular at best) and Madison Square Garden (round) and Sydney’s own tall, cylindrical tower, Australia Square? I will recognize the Bermuda Triangle.”
Thanks to Jan Roberts (C8), readers are now checking the Time Commitment box to see if they can improve on their digital crossword puzzle time of six minutes and 26 seconds. “It wasn’t that bad this morning,” says Chrissie Whitlock of Earlwood. “I had the 26 second part.”
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