File this under: “You Learn Something New Every Day.”
I’m catching up on People and Places itching to get out of the “A” countries and into the “Bs”. But the section on Australia is HUGE.
And next thing you know, I’m disabused of the notion that Waltzing Matilda is a nice woman on the outback. Oh no! A waltzing matilda is an Australian hobo.
A matilda is a blanket roll; to waltz matilda is to tramp the roads.
The who knew? questions burns in my brain. Tell me truly, did y’all know this already?