john.burton at tsra.gov.au
Mon May 27 13:59:43 EST 2002
Don na ol
Thanks for your comments. A couple things:
>55 - Paia-waia Markham Kunai faia (bingo call: "paia-waia" common Hagen
>song chorus + Markham kunai's on fire)
**DN: Please explain! Does "55" refer to a region or is it just imitative
of 'paia-waia' or?
In "Namba 55 - Paia-waia Markham Kunai faia", the number 55 (faiv-faiv) just
sounds like "paia-waia". Perhaps you have some Melpa songs there with
paia-waia in them.
I have other bingo numbers, called in the bingo market on the road to Hagen
Tech, in a 1980s notebook. Some that spring to memory are:
"Namba 11 - kus mambu", alternate "golpos", alternate "spika".
"Spika" is explained by the fact that the Speaker for the Western Highlands
Provincial Assembly, Mark Mendai, has (had?) very prominent nostrils (refer
back to first bingo call).
"Namba 8 - Aiglas bilong Andrew Kei"
Andrew Kei was a political aspirant in Angalimp CD (and could be, for all I
know, a candidate this year). But he wore glasses.
"Namba 84 - Eska Pora"
The Eska are a small clan near Aviamp notable for having had Jim Taylor and
Danny Leahy camp outside their men's house on 2 May 1933. The name of Eska
Pora, an otherwise quiet and un-noticeable man who lived there in the 1980s,
sounds like 84.
"Namba 14 - Lapun man wantaim stik wokabaut"
The 4 resembles an old man bent over. His stick is the 1.
Kain olsem. Sapos yupela laikim moa, bai mi sekim olpela buk long apinun.
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