Whatever you think about the political issues, Australian David Hicks, currently a long-term guest of the US government at the exclusive Guantanamo Bay health resort, does seem to have a sense of humour.
As reported in Crikey today (though not included on the free-to-view website), Hicks has been stirring the pot in a typically Australian fashion.
Hicks obviously speaks some of the language of the people with whom he’s lived, trained and fired weapons, but many of his comrades had little or no English when they arrived at Guantanamo. So they begged Hicks for knowledge of suitably dark and vicious curses they could hurl at their infidel American jailers, something that would really annoy the Servants of Satan?
The guards were subsequently met with an enraged chorus from the â€œworst of the worstâ€: â€œGidday mate howareyergoin’, gidday mate howareyergoin’, gidday mate howareyergoin’â€œ
I wonder what the guards made of that!
One Reply to “David Hicks, Australian larrikin”
This reminds me of that passage in They’re A Weird Mob where the hero, newly arrived from Italy, innocently asks for directions to ‘King’s Bloody Cross’.
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