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Doug Buckley: Be careful what you quip

Be careful what you quip   We knew that it was just a joke, at least we Ozzies knew, just a jest by this local bloke bus-driver ’round the view.   The lad was a big Ozzie yob of twenty years perhaps, the tourists a Germanic mob, eager, taking snaps.   He bounded up to the steering wheel happy to be our guide, but what would be his tourist spiel? prepare us for our ride   along the cliffs above the bay, a truly precipitous track: “Today’s a really bonzer day, I’ve got me licence back.”   Berlin bookings down…

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