Where automobiles fear to tread

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Reflecting on the plague content material of the Florentine Diaries (C8), Stewart Copper of Maroubra believes that some residents of Florence might have seen a profit in punishment. “Think about the plight of a few of the outdated brick and block layers laid low with again ache after years of exhausting work. ‘I’m not sporting a masks and I’m not paying 25 florins both so go forward, stretch me on the rack’. Oh, the reduction!”

Whereas testifying to the veracity of Excessive Avenue Street (C8) in outer Melbourne as one who used to repeatedly drive alongside it, Susan Bradley of Eltham (Vic) thinks “it’s completely eclipsed by Lane Lane in Damaged Hill, of which I used to be so enamoured upon seeing it that I photographed the signal.”

Extra avenue title oddities (C8). Within the early days of his marriage Colin Gould of Merimbula lived on “in Mount Avenue, Mount Saint Thomas or Mt. St. Mt. St. Thomas.” Richard Cuneo of Ryde contributes that there’s “a Crescent Avenue in Ryde. Couldn’t make up their thoughts?” Pleasure Paterson of Mount Annan reviews that her “brother in Canada lives on Mount Avenue Shut. Mt St Cl?“

Talking of Canada, if you need fascinating avenue names (C8) Richard Jary of Waitara suggests that you simply head to Porters Lake, Nova Scotia. “It has This Avenue, That Avenue, and The Different Avenue on the southern finish of city. Unusual addresses certainly.”

Jonty Grinter of Katoomba is worked up by the information that the Olympics are opening as much as
ethnocentric sports activities (C8), and exhorts Australians to take up the deliciously messy sport of Dwyle Flunking (typically often known as Dwile Flonking). “Our predominant rivals could be the Poms who invented it. It’s the perfect recreation for breweries to sponsor and each RSL membership ought to have a group. All you want is a brush deal with, a mop head, a solo musician and a gazunder stuffed with stale ale.”

Additionally on new Olympic sports activities (C8), Roderick van Gelder of Hunters Hill thinks that “if we put a little bit of stress on the US and UK, perhaps we will nonetheless get a group collectively for submarine racing within the 2032 Brisbane Olympics? Assured to be a crowd pleaser alongside the Gold Coast, with an thrilling end underneath the Story Bridge.” On condition that 42 nations on the planet possess submarines, Granny doesn’t assume it is going to solely be the French protesting a contest with so few individuals.

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