The second Monday in March was always Moomba when I was growing up. It was also Labour Day, the celebration of the 8 hour working day but really it was the Moomba Parade which was the true highlight. The parade has been going since 1955 and consists of colourful floats and displays from various groups. … [Read more…]
Fascinating article in The Wall Street Journal about the role that language plays in shaping our thoughts – or is it our thoughts that shape the language? Does Language Influence Culture? – WSJ.com.
Just found out, and was rather surprised to find this, that the way that I pronounce “cache” is uniquely Australian. It appears that the rest of the world pronounce it as though it rhymes with the word cash whereas I pronounce it “cay-sh”. Wonder what else is unique to Australia that I don’t know about.