“What are the most unlikely words you would expect to find in a song’s lyrics?” asks George Zivkovic of Northmead. “For me, by far the strangest word Carly Simon used is ‘gavotte’ you are so vain because she needed a rhyme for “yacht”. A gavotte is apparently a medium-paced dance that was popular in the 18th century. who knew Maybe Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger?”
Ian Bryce of Rozelle notes: “In addition to the police commissioner named Outlaw (C8), there is a Belgian astronomer named Henri Boffin and a newspaper Marine borers in Australian waters that was written by one John Barnacle.”
“I agree with you Charmaine Brinks, both geographically and emotionally, about not being reminded of the existence of Tom Cruise (C8) at 80,” says Ann Babington of Newcastle. “But I only have six weeks left, so I hope it works for you for much, much longer.” There goes the free personality test.
“As I thought about my ambitions for 80, I realized that having passed that point a few years ago, I can’t remember what they were,” says Brian Caller from Willoughby.
“Peter Miniutti (C8), I am well informed that worrying too much about your football team can shorten your life by 15 years,” warns Mangerton’s George Manojlovic.
Allan Gibson of Cherrybrook felt the need to warn: “Just think of Grandma, You in 2027 there will be 80.”
While trying Robert Bradley’s Elephant Pan (C8) could be an unforgettable experience, Cranebrook’s David Gordon says he “should be grateful he wasn’t transported four millennia back in time or he’d need a mammoth wok.” “
“I’m answering Robert’s question about where to find an ‘elephant wok’ in the room,” offers Rosemary O’Brien of Ashfield.
“I’m sure I’m not the only one who knows the correct saying that Susan McLaren (C8) referred to: ‘Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink,'” says Robertson’s Greg Oehm. “It is of course the often misquoted second part of the Rime of the old sailor by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Pedants, pedants everywhere, no pause to think.” Queens Park resident Andrew Taubman says, “Coleridge needs to roll over in his opium dream!”
Kudos to some bright minds herald Subs by Debbie Phillips of Balmain: “I liked the Shakespearean pun synchronicity in the headlines ‘Shakespearean pressure event proves all world is but one page’ and ‘A tree is not a tree – and therein lies the bush’.”