Ha, ha!
I often refer to Australia as the land Downunder, Ross, as many, many of us do. Speaking with a Kiwi today, he corrected me and said "you're across the ditch, not downunder!" He's right.

For those a bit mystified, it follows the title of a song from 1981 sung by Australian band, "Men at Work", the first two verses of which are:

Travelling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said—

Do you come from a land Downunder?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.
Yeah—!"


Unfortunately they did plagiarise a flute hook that was the same as Marian Sinclair's 1937 Girl Guide's song, "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gumtree" and to which evidently many of the lyrics neatly fit when sung to that tune. All the same, a memorable song that had lawyers on both sides of the bar toe-tapping and grinning as the two songs were played out repeatedly for comparison!

You know, I think somebody actually wrote a song about South West Tasmania, too! Who, and when??