Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Confoederatio Helvetica
    Posts
    602
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Well at least according to Spike Mullegin:

    Spring is sprung.
    The grass is riz.
    I wonder where the birdies is?
    The bird is on the wing.
    Now isnt that absurd?
    I always thought the wing was on the bird!

    They are forecasting 18C+ temperatures for next week. May be time to put away the skis and get out the bike.

  2. #2
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
    Posts
    3,730
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='Bowlie' post='767730' date='27-Mar-2009 19:14']Well at least according to Spike Mullegin:

    Spring is sprung.
    The grass is riz.
    I wonder where the birdies is?
    The bird is on the wing.
    Now isnt that absurd?.[/quote]Spike Milligan (goons etc), if we are talking about the same person . I had the great fortune to meet him when he was still alive.

    I thought it c ame from Ogden Nash though me Google search is sayin it came from that prolific writer, anonymous.
    Subway Belconnen- home of the Signboard to make you smile. Get (almost) daily updates- follow SubwayBelconnen on Twitter.

  3. #3
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    And an Australian one which I have always thought came from Milligan:

    Behold the golden wattle
    The symbol of the land
    You can stick it in a bottle
    Or hold it in your hand.

  4. #4
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
    Posts
    3,730
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='johbot' post='768047' date='29-Mar-2009 10:43']And an Australian one which I have always thought came from Milligan:

    Behold the golden wattle
    The symbol of the land
    You can stick it in a bottle
    Or hold it in your hand.[/quote]I remember that one from Monty Python. The Bruce sketch.
    Subway Belconnen- home of the Signboard to make you smile. Get (almost) daily updates- follow SubwayBelconnen on Twitter.

  5. #5
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    London, Gtr London, England
    Posts
    416
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='gwhitfield' post='767739' date='27-Mar-2009 12:23']Spike Milligan (goons etc), if we are talking about the same person . I had the great fortune to meet him when he was still alive.

    I thought it c ame from Ogden Nash though me Google search is sayin it came from that prolific writer, anonymous.[/quote]

    I am glad you met him while he was still alive because I sure wouldn't want to meet anyone after they have died.
    Thanks.
    Robie

  6. #6
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Windy Wellington, Wellington
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='gwhitfield' post='767739' date='28-Mar-2009 00:23']Spike Milligan (goons etc), if we are talking about the same person . I had the great fortune to meet him when he was still alive.

    I thought it came from Ogden Nash though me Google search is sayin it came from that prolific writer, anonymous.[/quote]

    I too thought it American in origin - Noo York in fact (absoid & boid).
    Keith Rodgers
    <img src=/S/flags/NewZealand.gif border=0 alt=NewZealand width=30 height=18>

  7. #7
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
    After a long and (relatively) cold winter, spring has arrived here too. Temperatures tomorrow up to 20C (68F).
    Attached Images Attached Images
    • File Type: jpg x.jpg (63.8 KB, 0 views)

  8. #8
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='HansV' post='768964' date='03-Apr-2009 09:27']After a long and (relatively) cold winter, spring has arrived here too. Temperatures tomorrow up to 20C (68F).[/quote]
    Can you get homesick for somewhere you've never lived?

  9. #9
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Spokane, Washington, USA
    Posts
    332
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='HansV' post='768964' date='02-Apr-2009 15:27']After a long and (relatively) cold winter, spring has arrived here too. Temperatures tomorrow up to 20C (68F).[/quote]

    While the temperature warmed up as the day wore on and melted most of it away, we had 4" of snow at my office when I arrived this morning.
    Samantha

    Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks!
    Robert A. Heinlein - Time Enough for Love

  10. #10
    Bronze Lounger IanWilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,523
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    [quote name='HansV' post='768964' date='02-Apr-2009 23:27']After a long and (relatively) cold winter, spring has arrived here too. Temperatures tomorrow up to 20C (68F).[/quote]
    So you don't just grow tulips over there, then.

    Ian

  11. #11
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='IanWilson' post='769070' date='03-Apr-2009 16:34']So you don't just grow tulips over there, then.[/quote]
    Nah - they grow fields and fields of windmills.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •