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     Thursday, November 04, 2004

    Crow Eaters
    I was informed that South Australians were known as "Crow eaters" the other day and I had to wonder why.

    "As for South Australians: there are two options - they were either called 'crow eaters' or else 'magpies'. Of those two I suspect that 'crow eaters' was more common in colonial times - especially north of the Goyder line where farmers tried to grow wheat in an excessively arid climate, failed, and suffered from a scanty diet as a result. Hence, 'crow eaters'. That is pretty much the complete and matching set."

    I *had* to wonder, hey?

    Posted at 7:44 AM #

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