The Official Writing Challenge
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01/22/09
Very "local" - loved this! Had a friend from Australia spend a month with us in 2006 and we learned a bunch of new slang - this piece really captures the feel.
01/22/09
Great voices (I think!) and a very enjoyable story.
01/23/09
I loved the dialogue here. Somehow I missed this colorful language when I watched the Sydney newscasts. Oh well, must have been on the wrong channel. Great job!
01/24/09
I loved it. The dialogue made the story come alive.
01/24/09
Delightful! Wonderful job with the dialect. A fun piece that felt very authentic (LOL like I'd know!).
01/25/09
Great title, and I enjoyed every bit of this. Poor bloke!
01/25/09
This must have been so much fun to write, because it was a blast to read! Very entertaining!
01/25/09
Are you SURE you don't live in Australia… Wow! This sounds so authentic (to my North American ears). :) My favorite paragraph was the one about wading in the billabong. Too funny:) This is so good! Excellently researched too. LOVE IT!
01/25/09
This must have been fun to write; it sure was fun to read. I can't tell you if the slang is accurate, but it sounds good to me. ;) Creative format, too. Well done!
01/25/09
I enjoyed reading this.
01/26/09
VERY fun...and lots of cool slang to figure out as I read! I hope they all sound like this...we need Deb's input...or maybe we'll just listen to her in August-LOL. ( :
01/26/09
You sure you're not from the land of Oz?
01/26/09
I have a feeling that a true Aussie wrote this one. It felt like I was reading a foreign language, and I loved every bit of it(even if I didn't understand half of the vocabulary). Very good piece for the topic! :)
01/27/09
This was a pleasure to read. I could "hear" the two fellows talking. I laughed the whole way through.
01/28/09
Yvonne, oh my, this was just wonderful! Stone the flamin' crows, you 'ad Willie's voice down pat.

Loved the 'drongo' and 'stunned mullet' and yes, even some city folk talk like that. LOL I know I often use 'drongo' and 'stunned mullet'.

I sure hope this places - it's perfect.








01/28/09
Oh, how creative and humorous. Great job with dialogue, too. Love it.
01/28/09
How creative and fun! Wildly entertaining as well. Great job!!!!