Damien Broderick wrote:
> And while I'm in self-flagellatory mood: an off-list message from someone
> else commented today that in recent posts he'd `noted a somewhat more
> fearsome and egoistic persona than comes out in your books.' This is a
> troubling thought; all too often, it's true, I allow myself sarcastic
> liberties on this list and others that would not be acceptable at the
> dinner table (although I've been known to do it there too).
> I'll try to keep a sock in it. :)
> [that's an Aussie expression not to be confused with amplifying one's
> natural endowments by pushing several thick woolen socks down the front of
> one's jeans]
(Which he is also known to do, often to the horror of his companions).
I'd always wondered why Damien was referred to as "tripod" around
Melbourne, so I asked, and the sock story came out.
(couldn't resist it!)
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