From the glasshouse ...

From the glasshouse ...

Posted March 7th, 2011 by debritz

According to this item on The Drum, by 612ABC's Madonna King, before the Queensland floods, Premier Anna Bligh "couldn't turn a trick". Funny, I though turning tricks was what ladies of the night did; perhaps "win a trick"* -- a card-playing analogy -- is what was meant.



Meanwhile, brisbanetimes.com.au refers to Newcastle as a "northern city". Well, that's true of Sydney, where a similar promo box ran on smh.com.au, but not of Brisbane -- unless they mean one of the two in England (or you want to keep going north until you cricle the globe to get to the one in Australia).


*Update: A correspondent on Facebook suggests "take a trick" is the more common expression in card-playing circles.