A Day? A Week? A Month? What the hell!19 January 2009
I was reminded on Saturday by Emily that I had become a bit obsessed last year by the rather strange way of describing time I keep coming across in Oz. Australian Women’s Weekly is a MONTHLY magazine, Yuendumu Sports DAY lasts a weekend, as does Farm DAY, and Canberra Wool WEEK takes place on a Sunday.
And lo and behold I found another today. Apparently we’re exporting this habit to other countries.
Every year, a celebration of all things Aussie takes place in America. I presume it’s to boost the tourist industry but it’s also an opportunity for rich and famous ex-pats to gorge on whatever one would gorge on at such a festivity (Vegemite? Cherry Ripe? )
And it’s called “G’Day USA – Australia Week 2009”.
And it lasts ELEVEN DAYS.
Read all about it here, where it’s actually referred to as a “two week celebration” organised by “the Australia Week committee”.
I don’t make these things up, honest!
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