Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 22:14:39 +1000
From: Ross Chambers
Subject: Phrase catching

I do hope that this is not too far "offlist", a gentle nudge will put me
back on track, if so.

A citation of the catch phrase in process of gaining currency "I'd like
to see that!"

Sydney Morning Herald Sat, May 16, 1998

Leader of the Federal Opposition--speech in reply to the Federal
govenment's budget presentation earlier that week:

"One of the newspaper cartoonists yesterday gave us the ultimate 'I'd
like to see that' of Australian politics: the Treasurer, in pigtails and
a blue dress, skipping off down the yellow brick road to the sunny land
of Oz, where worries melt, I'm told, like lemon drops, and every
resident munchkin is relaxed and comfortable and raking in shares in


Ross Chambers Sydney Australia

"L'Australia non e solo agli antipodi, e lontana da tutto,
talora anche da sa stessa."

(Australia is not only at the Antipodes, she is away from everything,
sometimes even from herself)

Umberto Eco