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Conder v. Condor

By johnboy 7 December 2012 33

conder v condor

It’s an ongoing source of frustration in Canberra, but following this morning’s whoopsy in the Canberra Times (screenshot below, apparently introduced by the sub-editor as it’s right in the copy) we thought it was time for a public service announcement.

Quite what Charles Conder did to deserve having a darkest Tuggeranong suburb named after him remains a mystery to us. But it is named after the painter and his name is spelled with an “er” at the end.

The majestic condor on the other hand is the largest flying bird in the western hemisphere and is not known for beginning the Australian tradition in Western art.

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That is all.

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muscledude_oz 11:56 am 10 Dec 12

arescarti42 said :

Does anyone else find it a little ironic that a suburb in Canberra’s dirty deep south should be named after a fine artist?

As noted on RiotACT previously, a fine artist who died with syphilis.

KB1971 9:44 am 10 Dec 12

miz said :

Arescarti, your ignorance is showing! Conder is chock full of massive, expensive houses – south, yes, but hardly ‘dirty’, more like ‘north Tharwa’ (ie ritzy rural).

Shhhh, let them think its dirty….we don’t want them anyway!!!!

miz 8:35 am 10 Dec 12

Arescarti, your ignorance is showing! Conder is chock full of massive, expensive houses – south, yes, but hardly ‘dirty’, more like ‘north Tharwa’ (ie ritzy rural).

arescarti42 8:56 pm 09 Dec 12

Does anyone else find it a little ironic that a suburb in Canberra’s dirty deep south should be named after a fine artist?

astrojax 6:31 am 09 Dec 12

poetix said :

bryansworld said :

poetix said :

To leap from Conder to O’Connor, I often see this suburb spelt O’Conner. And it is, of course, the centre of civilisation (in Canberra terms).

Why is O’Connor the top of the tree?

There are quite a few almost interesting types in O’Connor. Such as our quite erudite moderator. (Well, last I heard, anyway.)

But I was being frivolous with that comment. A bad habit, I know. Next year I plan to be extremely serious.

we’ll await your list of resolutions on the 31st with breath bated (or abated, depending on the night we have!)

bundah 9:51 pm 08 Dec 12

poetix said :

bryansworld said :

poetix said :

To leap from Conder to O’Connor, I often see this suburb spelt O’Conner. And it is, of course, the centre of civilisation (in Canberra terms).

Why is O’Connor the top of the tree?

There are quite a few almost interesting types in O’Connor. Such as our quite erudite moderator. (Well, last I heard, anyway.)

But I was being frivolous with that comment. A bad habit, I know. Next year I plan to be extremely serious.

Sure you are,that’s very tongue in cheek of you!

poetix 2:26 pm 08 Dec 12

bryansworld said :

poetix said :

To leap from Conder to O’Connor, I often see this suburb spelt O’Conner. And it is, of course, the centre of civilisation (in Canberra terms).

Why is O’Connor the top of the tree?

There are quite a few almost interesting types in O’Connor. Such as our quite erudite moderator. (Well, last I heard, anyway.)

But I was being frivolous with that comment. A bad habit, I know. Next year I plan to be extremely serious.

Deref 1:24 pm 08 Dec 12

miz said :

What about Kay-LEEN? (which should, of course, be pronounced like Gretel Killeen’s surname). Besides, Kay-LEEN sounds so bogan.

YES! Thank the keriste – I thought I was the only one.

When I were a lad there was a Sydney Harbour ferry called the “Kooleen”. They’re both the same word, meaning “water”, and both attempts to render the word into English. I reckon the two of them are evidence for the “k’leen” pronunciation.

gazket 12:06 pm 08 Dec 12

I’m sure the Oxford dictionary would be happy to change definition .

miz 9:24 am 08 Dec 12

What about Kay-LEEN? (which should, of course, be pronounced like Gretel Killeen’s surname). Besides, Kay-LEEN sounds so bogan.

Pork Hunt 10:29 pm 07 Dec 12

Man in shower holding tool not necessarily plumber…

Or, guaranteed to upset someone:
Confucius say there is no such thing a rape because woman with dress up can run faster than man with trousers down….

Primal 9:46 pm 07 Dec 12

After this: Mon-ah-ro versus Mon-air-o.

Winners of each bout go through to the final.

LSWCHP 9:43 pm 07 Dec 12

Spykler said :

NoImRight said :

cross said :

johnboy said :

The furthest from the light of civilisation.

As in Darkest Peru.

Old Chinese proverb “The darkest place is under the candlestick” so that would be Civic ?

Are the Chinese coming up with any new proverbs? They seem to be relying on learned wisdom a lot.

Not sure, but I like this one:
‘Do not remove a fly from your friends forehead with a hatchet’.

Recently arrived in Canberra via a friends Chinese wife is “It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”. Seems strangely apposite for some of the RA audience.

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