Someone or other (not the blog) was taken by the recent Doing a Morrison blog post and its sort of Strine patois.
So much so that it has now been, if not immortalised, at least elevated to a place in the Urban Dictionary.
The Dictionary entry defines it (with suitable examples) as:
“A range of tactics for dodging your responsibilities, including (but not limited to): going missing when the going gets tough; passing the buck; and talking your way out of a tight spot with an empty promise.
Australian slang. Inspired by Australia’s 30th Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
(NOTE: ‘Doing a Morrison’ is not to be confused with ‘Getting Morrisoned’, which usually involves you losing either your pre-selection (see Michael Towke), your job (see Christine Holgate), or your credit for a job well done (see nearly everyone else).)
Crew member 1: “The ship’s taking on water. We’re sinking. Where the bloody hell’s the captain?”
Crew member 2: “Oh, he’s already done a Morrison and racked off in a lifeboat.”
Barry: “How did you get your creditors off your back.”
Bruce: “Too easy. I told them the, ah, cheque was in the mail. Did a total Morrison.”
Delia: “Did you eat the last Tim Tam?”
Nev (wiping chocolate from his lips): “No. It must have been… the other guy.”
Delia: “What other guy? You’re doing a Morrison, aren’t you?”
Yeah mate, it was piss easy, I just did a Morrison. Promised I’d always love her and she believed it and gave me the money.”
Last time we looked it was trending slowly if not as quickly as a hot pie dribbling on a Morrison scarf at a Sharks Game. Nor being sipped as quickly as a silver flask at a Rugby Union game in 2012 while Morrison was saying: “Rugby Union will always be my game.”