Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bugger Nothing, Bugger All

Sydney Morning Herald
3 February 2012

Column 8

''My uncle, a Changi POW, once told me of a funny incident that occurred in that dark place,'' recalls Tony Hunt, of Gordon, apropos nothing in particular. ''The Japanese commander, in an attempt to quell the Aussie inmates's irreverent attitude and thinking he had a fair grasp of their vernacular, assembled the recalcitrant rag-tag bunch and sternly lectured them about camp discipline. He never knew what he had said but it took half an hour to restore order when he finished with: 'In conclusion you think I know bugger nothing about your activities but, in reality, I know bugger all.'''