Tag Archive: land

Hollywood Licence

  • December 5, 2012

In Frank Baum’s original novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” – Dorothy’s ruby slippers were actually described as “silver shoes”.  In the original French version of the Cinderella story, the iconic “glass slippers” were actually made of fur and the classic line “elementary my dear Watson” can not actually be found anywhere in the original…

Claiming land for free

  • March 29, 2012

Festooned about any public thoroughfare or meeting place at this time of year is a colourful array of sign-on advertisements for Soccer, Rugby Union, League and AFL sporting clubs. Each code claims their sport to be “football” but which one actually owns the name? Turns out all of them do.  Union evolved when a student…