Big Ga-las

Philip L Ferguson PLF13 at SPAMstudent.canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Dec 17 21:23:39 MST 1999



>RETHINKING MARXISM announces its fourth
>International Gala Conference
>
>MARXISM 2000


What is an 'international gala conference' as opposed to just a plain ole
international conference?

In Australia they have a bird called the Ga-la (or maybe that's gallah); I
think it's some kind of big, colourfully plumed parrot that shrieks all day
and night about nothing.

Could there be a connection?

Philip Ferguson

PS: The Aussies also have an expression, "You great big Ga-la", which
refers to idiotic, buffoonish poseurs and windbags.













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