WHAT’S A SLASHIE?

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Co­conut has just learned he is a slashie. It’s a glam­ourous new term for peo­ple with mul­ti­ple jobs. Though come to think of it Co­conut’s poor old dad al­ways had mul­ti­ple jobs and there was noth­ing very glam­ourous about it, thank you very much. Now how­ever, if you are of a mod­ern bent, then your scrab­bled mix­ture of sur­vival-minded ways of mak­ing a buck — in Co­conut’s case his free­lance jour­nal­ism slash beach­comb­ing — is recog­nised as a valid, in­deed, clever, way to be seen as in­ter­est­ing in this very fickle jobs mar­ket. Un­til now Co­conut had thought “slashie” was the term for a bloke who op­er­ates a veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment de­vice for the coun­cil. If that bloke has a sec­ond job then he’d be a slashie slashie or some­thing . . . don’t know, the mod­ern times are very con­fus­ing.

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