Man Wai Tse of Epping recommends Chris of Turramurra try butchers in Eastwood for tripe (C8). "All Asian butchers sell tripe. While you are there, be adventurous and try other meats (body parts)." Robert Sharpe of Bronte is not so bothered by the lack of tripe at the local butcher as he is by how difficult it is to find another variety of meat – kidneys. He is finding it especially difficult to locate it sold in combination with steak for the making of that childhood staple – the steak and kidney pie.
Not all tripe (C8) is offal. The talk of tripe reminded Max McKinnon of Forresters Beach of the cricketer "whose name I've forgotten who successively was a test bowler, later a cricket writer and then a butcher". "He once summed up his life as follows: 'I bowled tripe, I wrote tripe and now I sell tripe'." The cricketer in question being none other than Arthur Mailey, Australian legspin bowler of the 1920s.
While more oxtail than tripe, the excuse given to Margaret McLennan of Kenmore, Queensland, by her husband for not wearing a wedding ring (C8) certainly has the ring of truth. "My husband of nearly 50 years is a dairy cattle vet and he has never worn a wedding ring. At the time we were married his excuse was he'd lose it up the back end of a ..."
More reasons the non-wearing of a wedding ring (C8) by a male could actually be a safety issue, especially in industries involving working with machinery. In the RAAF days of Col Smith of Howlong "a famous photo was widely displayed showing the 'gloved' finger of an airman who had jumped from an aircraft, catching his wedding ring on something as he did. It stripped all the flesh off that finger. I have never worn a ring since seeing that photo".
Similarly, when Ian Torrance of Dunlop, ACT joined the RAN in 1966 he was told "not to wear any rings (C8) at all as they could get caught in running ropes or chains and that my seaman’s knife had to be sharp enough for me to cut my own finger off if it got caught because of a ring".
There's a sign on a cycle/pedestrian path near the home of George Manojlovic of Mangerton that reads: "Watch your children and control your dog." After negotiating the throng at the weekend George "is convinced they got the instructions around the wrong way".