April 4, 2008

is perhaps the funniest word in the English language.

A junior TV reporter once asked then PM David Lange if she could have “a quick word” and he said “Wombat,” which is not bad for a lawyer turned MP.

My current wombat favourite however is this fellow… not so much for what he said as for the charge brought by the police.

And I quote:

“The 48-year-old was convicted on a charge of using a phone for a fictitious purpose.”

That’s right, it’s illegal to use a phone for fictitious purposes! I’m in PR and I never knew that! OMG!

Does it extend to email I wonder? If it does, my entire profession could be in big trouble.

I wonder if wombats are as funny as otters?