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An imaginary place perceived as remote and backward:‘Government House is welcoming the usual delegations of charity workers from Bandywallop’
- ‘The practice has to be acceptable to the Bandywallop Shire Council.’
- ‘No one is particularly interested in the fact that you left Bandywallop at 9.00 a.m. on the 10th.’
- ‘Did we just pass through Bandy Wallop?’
- ‘A shearer won the lottery and took his shearing mates to celebrate at the Bandywallop pub.’
- ‘We pray to the most gracious lord of Bandywallop Garage.’
- ‘Elections always remind me of the day I acted as poll clerk at Bandywallop.’
- ‘It was like the Bandywallop symphony orchestra making an application for the importation of the grand piano.’
- ‘We thought everybody, with the possible exception of the Bandywallop Drum and Fife Band, has been allowed to have a say.’
1930s: a jocular coinage.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.