By Kelly Williams Brown
Simply because you don′t consider like an grownup doesn′t suggest you can′t act like one. And all of it starts off with this humorous, clever, and beneficial ebook. in keeping with Kelly Williams Brown′s well known weblog, ADULTING makes the dreaded, complicated ′real world′ approachable, workable -- or even conquerable. This consultant can help you to navigate the stormy Sea of maturity so you may perhaps locate secure harbour in now not working Out of bathroom Paper Bay, and alongside how you will research: What to ascertain whilst renting a brand new condominium -- not only the close by bars, however the faucets and range, between different issues. how one can keep away from hooking up with someone on your workplace -- think your co-workers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It is helping. while a hectic individual can locate time to profit concerning the global -- it comprises the intersection among public radio and hair-straightening.
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The term has now been embraced by the children of immigrants, used in such satirical stage shows as Wogs Out of Work. Wog kids may call Anglo kids ‘skips’ (from Skippy the bush kangaroo); originally an illness: ‘I got a tummy wog’. PECULIARLY OURS | 45 Woop-woop: a mythical village in the outback, beyond the black stump, in the never-never. Wowser: a prude who tries to stop others having fun. ’ Wuss: a wimp, or nervous nellie. Yabbie*: a small freshwater crayﬁsh found in country ponds and dams; also called marron, red claw and lobbie.
1974 American Express and BankCard introduce the ﬁrst widely available credit cards. Inﬂation reaches 16 per cent. Chardonnay grapes are planted in commercial quantities by Leeuwin Estate vineyard in Margaret River, south of Perth. The federal government bans cigarette advertising on television. ‘Advance Australia Fair’ joins ‘God Save the Queen’ as an alternative national anthem. The ﬁrst FM radio stations begin broadcasting in Sydney and Melbourne. Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin. A POTTED HISTORY | 31 1975 Colour TV sets go on sale.
In Sydney, police start using ‘the breathalyser’ to test for drink-driving. 1969 South Australia legalises medically supervised abortions (followed by New South Wales and Victoria in 1972 and Queensland in 1986). Rallies against Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War are held in every state capital. In Sydney, the rock musical Hair features the ﬁrst mass nude scene on stage. 1970 Germaine Greer publishes The Female Eunuch, arguing that women’s liberation means a happier life for women and men.