Westwell, you'll do.
Care to explain this?
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Surely you aren't implying there is racism in Australia?
By way of explanation, or subtext (rather), here is THE Australian recepie for mayonnaise:
1 tin of Nestlé sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of Keen's powdered mustard
1 half-glass of malt vinegar.
Bash the lumps out of the mustard powder and add the vinegar, then add the vinegar to the condensed milk. This will curdle it, and the aditional ingredients render the mixture palatable to Australians.
I think it's a brother and sister company to Sam Beaux Fashions of Alice Springs.
Don't they have Durex Sellotape?
Ah, the famous 'Coon' cheese. Still makes me laugh every time I see it in the supermarket.
They don't know what the word means here - it's like a parallel universe where the word 'cunt' (say) means 'umbrella'.
The weird thing is that apparently the cheese got the name because it was previously sold in a black paper wrapper. The company who make it don't like this idea, and have managed to find a Mr Coon who worked for them a hundred years ago, and they claim it's named after him. But it's not, really.
Bless them - you've got to love 'em, especially the way they're bowling at the moment...
BTW, 'wog' is a non-offensive word here, meaning 'Italian person'. Still catches me out.
That was 'Letter from Australia', with Rick Westwell. Next week, spoons.
All busy not watching the Cricket?
That's not as embarrassing as owning a cat of the 'Maine Coon' pedigree, allegedly named after a (sea) Captain Coon. I've got one, and black friends enjoy watching me squirm whenever I try to explain the origins of the name.
I've got a Maine Coon too, and her breed is a bit of an eye opener in some circles. In the Deep South a lot of people in small towns own what they all called 'coon dogs'. Was surprised to discover it was an actual breed.
That word 'coon' is a real nigger in the woodpile, isn't it?
I think the coon dogs thing refers to raccoons which really are the Black and White Minstrels of the animal kingdom.
What d'yall think Huck?
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