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interrogating australians

It's not as ominous as it sounds. Jeff VanderMeer interviews several Aussie writers, including Grace Dugan, Justine Larbalestier, Scott Westerfeld, Anna Tambour, K.J. Bishop and Geoff Maloney over the course of several posts. I'd excerpt, but you should really go over there and work your way through the whole thing. Excellent stuff. Although I'm disappointed no one said oi, let alone oi oi oi.

Start here and work your way through.


  • At 7:52 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

    You can't say 'oi', till someone says 'oggy'.

  • At 8:02 PM , Blogger gwenda said...

    Ah -- the secret revealed! So I should go over and say "Oggy" in the comments to all those posts?

  • At 4:49 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

    That should do it. Australians are conditioned respond, viz:

    'Oggy! Oggy!'
    'Oggy! Oggy! 'Oggy!

    and so on.

  • At 6:38 PM , Blogger Richard said...

    Er, isn't the beginning of the chant, in the case of Australians, "Aussie Aussie Aussie!"? (As opposed to Oggy Oggy Oggy, which the miraculous Intarweb says is a perfectly good chant used by soccer fans and Scouts.)


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