Flaming Galahs

Dean Cunningham

Collaroy, Australia

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Pink Galahs, Oak Valley, Northern Territory, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.

752 Views – November 2013.

“Galah” is also derogatory Australian slang, synonymous with ‘fool’ or ‘idiot’. Because of the bird’s distinctive bright pink, it is also used for gaudy dress. A detailed, yet comedic description of the Australian slang term can be found in the standup comedy performance of Paul Hogan, titled Stand Up Hoges. Another famous user of the slang “galah” is Alf Stewart from Home and Away who is often heard saying “Flaming galah!” when he is riled by somebody.

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