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Re: Drive the porcelain bus

Posted by Gary Martin on June 13, 2008 at 09:25

In Reply to: Drive the porcelain bus posted by Mitchell T Gillen on June 13, 2008 at 09:21:

: 'Drive the porcelain bus' - Spoken by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, referring to a bout of illness caused by eating a meat pie at a game of footy.

: I think it means clutching the toilet as you vomit, but I'm curious as to where the phrase originated. Might be a Queenslander expression?

Australia has given the world many lively phrases for drinking and then being sick. Barry Humphries seems to be behind many of them. He may have picked these up from his cobbers or may have coined them himself - he doesn't appear to want to clarify that.

For example, see