Talk:Bondi Junction, New South Wales
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My father was fond of the expression that something "..took off like a Bondi tram" i.e. quickly. But why Bondi? --Paul 07:38, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
- to "shoot through like a Bondi Tram" reputedly comes from the way Bondi services climbed out of the city on Liverpool and Oxford Streets. It does seem a little incongruous though as these services would be climbing up a slight hill and so hardly barrelling along... --220.127.116.11 10:41, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
- I've seen the origins of this term debated quite a lot, other suggestions I've heard relate to the downhill run from Bondi Road to Bondi Beach (particularly the longer loop used to help deal with the grades for uphill trams) or a completely alternate version which says it relates to unhappy commuters along Bondi Road seeing tram after tram heading into the city from the beach already packed full of commuters, hence not stopping, but "shooting through like a Bondi tram".   --Rob.au 05:10, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
Aboriginal meaning of the word "Bondi"
Is it really needed here, again? Surely its place would be in an article on Bondi and, possibly, Bondi Beach, but to do it for Bondi Junction, North Bondi etc seems absurdly repetitive... - Hornetfig 13:31, 12 August 2006 (UTC)