Tuesday, 18 October 2011

'where's the hole in the polo?'

I do enjoy the vagaries of academia sometimes: today's random snippet:

Conversation with academic supervisor:
She, searching for gaps in the thesis plan: 'hmmm, where's the hole in the polo?'

...to which I responded:
'Ah, I grew up calling them "lifesavers!"

Later, as I was sending my supervision memo off, I recalled lifesavers, so idly google-imaged.  Behold: butterscotch lifesavers.  The cross-cultural image straight from 1950's non-decimalised Oz [before my time, I hasten to add!!].
The ad tag-line I remember, however, was 'get a hole lot more out of life'

Re. previous blog-post: vision now restored and copious thanks to several techie pals.  And given I was fiddling aboot, thought a change of template might also be a good thing.

3 comments:

spotthegerbil said...

Actually, Polo did sell holes for a while...

http://cazphoto.co.uk/2008/day-101/

and

http://www.facebook.com/pages/polo-holes/104788369560683?sk=wall&filter=12

spotthegerbil said...

Of course, finding the Polo hole in the thesis just now, might be a Lifesaver later on...

Nik said...

re. yer 2nd comment Spot: indeedy! :)