For those for whom reading is a key activity, language abuse smacks them in the nose when it’s encountered.
In these troubled times a massive salve has been provided by sport and no more so than in Australia, the so-called lucky country.
Last week, discussing famous people I’d met, I baffled my audience when I mentioned Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, as the most notable.
Would the Stuff website run the above heading if, as would certainly not surprise anyone, it was true rather than made up by me?
Australia today has the pathetic honour of being the only country in the world which currently prohibits its citizens from foreign travel (excluding visiting New Zealand during the spasmodic bubble periods) without specific permission. They’re doing this under the provisions of the 2015 Biosecurity Act which speaks for itself.