Flinders University Flinders Academic Commons
 

Flinders Academic Commons >
Flinders Digital Archive >
English >
Dymphna Lonergan >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/310

Title: Humping a Grouse Cobber
Authors: Lonergan, Dymphna
Keywords: Irish
English
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Citation: Lonergan, Dymphna 2004. Humping a Grouse Cobber. 'Ozwords', October.
Abstract: When I arrived in Adelaide in the 1970s, they were called 'cobbers'. Those small, chocolate covered squares of hard caramel now go by the name 'mates'. The word 'mate' has nudged ahead of 'cobber' in popularity, probably since the republican debate in the 1990s when 'mateship' was widely discussed as a proposed term for inclusion in the Constitution of Australia. By the time of the republican debate, the word 'cobber' had been in print for just over one hundred years. Appearing first in the 'Worker' in Sydney in 1893, it points to a rural origin. This article discusses the origins of the word 'cobber'.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/310
ISSN: 1321-0858
Appears in Collections:Dymphna Lonergan

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
GrousecobberLonerganOct05.pdf25.08 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback