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magoo, bung, tugger, koala? who are these people? this is therefore the thread where people provide a glossary of cricketing nicknames, yo.

Barnaby (Barnaby), Thursday, 8 January 2004 18:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

magoo = Stuart MacGill
Bung = Brett Lee
Tugger/Koala = Steve Waugh

Cleavy, Friday, 9 January 2004 00:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Forumspeak Glossary

Poseiden (Poseiden), Friday, 9 January 2004 02:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Mad Brad - Brad Williams

NLWL - Justin Langer (stands for either Nuggety Little Wozzie Legend or Narrowly Limited Wozzie Legume depending on how he batted in his last match),

and a few I am hoping will catch on:

Chainsaw Charlie - Brett Lee (after his routine after taking a wicket, not often seen these days)

Giggles - Andy Caddick

Jimmy Meagre - Jimmy Maher (common mispronunciation of name 'Meagher' as in Hawthorn footballer Des or actor Ray)

Stewie the Ass - Stuart Law (Dickens I think, 'the law is an ass...')

Simon T. Awful - Australian IP umpire Simon Taufel

The Great Warthog - Kerry Packer (thanks Bob Ellis)

Louie the Fly - Well known Australian cricket fan and occasional guest commentator John W. Howard

Fred Nerk (Fred Nerk), Friday, 9 January 2004 08:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The others aren't bad Fred, but for me, Caddick will always be Eccles.

tailender (tailender), Friday, 9 January 2004 09:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I still think MacGill should be "Edsel" or "P76" (more Australian but unfortunately more cumbersome"

pieman (pieman), Friday, 9 January 2004 14:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What's Australian about "p76"...the dodgy Leyland is about as English as fixing your ex-wife-princess' brakes...

PainMaster, Sunday, 11 January 2004 10:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Fred
"The law is a ass"
I think that quote was attibuted to Oscar Wilde after he was convicted of buggery.

Big Dog (Big Dog), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 07:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It was Dickens, BD. "If the law supposes that, the law is a ass, a idiot". Mr Bumble in Oliver Twist, I believe.

tailender (tailender), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 07:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hmmm..i seem to recall a similar quote by wilde. Perhaps he stole it from Dickens. ;-)

Big Dog (Big Dog), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 07:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Wilde stole quotes from everyone, including himself.

Wilde, after Whistler had made a particularly penetrating remark: "I wish I had said that."

Whistler: "You will, Oscar, you will."

tailender (tailender), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 09:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

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u0sd0ןɟ (flopson), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 02:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

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u0sd0ןɟ (flopson), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 02:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Louie the Fly - Well known Australian cricket fan and occasional guest commentator John W. Howard

max, Monday, 3 October 2011 15:35 (seven years ago) Permalink


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