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It's time for "The Alphabet Club" (TAC)
I spent some time the other day doing some research on "G" words and you know what - there isn't an awful lot of "G" words in our slang that I can post here.... but I did find a couple!
G'day: good day; standard Australian greeting; hello
Galah: a loudmouthed idiot; someone easily duped
Goat: a fool
Grouse: something good
Gi-normous: huge (gigantic/enormous).
Grundies: undies, underwear (from Reg Grundy, a television person)
Goog: another name for a chicken egg (as in "googgie egg") but strangely we also have a saying "full as a goog" which has nothing to do with eggs!!
The “G": short for the MCG (Melbourne) - hallowed turf for AFL and cricket supporters!
Gabba: Woolongabba Cricket Ground (Brisbane)
I could not find any typically Aussie foods that begin with "G" so I thought I would leave you with a picture of a pink and grey Galah!
In the wild these guys can live for 25 years... but in captivity they can live for up to 50 years!
Anyway I digress! Sport travelled with us from South Australia to the far flung reaches of Western Australia (Flinders to the Pilbara) and he lived to a ripe old age. Because his previous owners had clipped his wing he couldn't fly so he didn't have to stay in his cage all the time - he would go wandering around inside the house and around the garden and would follow us kids and the dog around like a shadow. As he got older though he got quite cantankerous and would hide by the back door and nip your ankles when you came out!
We have photos of him doing silly things like hanging off my baby sister's nappy and pulling it off her backside... and climbing inside the dog food tin to eat the jelly that stuck to the sides (his favourite thing to do!). He also used to put his head inside the dog's mouth... goodness knows why! They were very close.... :o)
I have no idea how old he was when we got him (over 10 years old anyway) and we estimated that when he finally passed away he must have been well over 30 years (maybe older!).
So that's it for my very late "G" post..... hope you enjoyed my galah tale!
If you would like to join in the fun of "The Alphabet Club", pop over to Chiara's blog (The Grey Tail) to see what all the fun is about and link up your post for the Letter "G". Posting is normally the first Saturday of the month.
See you next time... Happy stitching
Cheerio for now!