Posts Tagged cricket

10 Things You Really Should Know About New Zealand

1. They say “poo” instead of “poop” here, and “Zed” instead of the letter Z (which, deep down, probably explains a lot.) 2. New Zealand is NOT part of Australia. In fact, New Zealand is to Australia what Canada is to America, what Texas is to Oklahoma, what Dr Pepper is to Coke. Confusing the […]


Cricket – not a sport, not English, not out

New Zealand is not linked to the big island called Australia, but we were long ago infected with the Pome (“pohmy” which means Prisoner of Mother England) virus called “cricket”. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, and a cricket “test” can last five days. Really. At present, the Australians are […]