I recently spent time in a local inpatient clinic to sort out medication. Whilst there, I was exposed to a cross-section of society with whom I would never otherwise meet. One of the male inpatients who educated me in the error of making assumptions used the above words.
Seemingly a “real Aussie male” saying he enjoyed “murder and mayhem” in his TV viewing, he then went on to speak about his love of French movies describing them as having “whimsy”.
As a lover of British and European movies, I was somewhat surprised and indeed, delighted that this “macho Aussie” male even had the word “whimsy” in his vocabulary!
Another time, the touching Chinese movie “Coming Home” played on SBS Movies. It was his choice to watch this movie and gradually several others, including myself, were drawn into watching this poignant and whimsical story.
Life is full of surprises!