Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Twitter for the Compulsive Citer

Friends, the Colonial Cook is now on Twitter.

As I trawl through Australia's Colonial newspapers, I find many amusing lines or ideas that either aren't cooking related or don't have an associated recipe. Even if they did, they would be far too short to warrant a blog post, which is why I am lead to believe twitter was invented.

So join me on twitter here to receive often-unintentionally humorous dispatches from the 1800s.

This is jolly exciting, but also presents a bit of a problem. And that problem is that I must cite my sources. Academia drilled it into me, and more importantly so did Mrs Taylor - my terrifying year 7 English teacher.

At the end of each tweet I'll include a footnote that will refer back to this post, where you can check out the source if you'd like.

If nothing else, it will make me feel better.

The rather spiffing picture I use for my profile picture (of the goddess Sanitas leaning on a bull, sourced from my hometown rag) can be found here: Advertising. (1896, January 4). The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), p. 1. Retrieved November 18, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88345539

1.  The Selctor. (1827, March 27). The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), p. 4. Retrieved November 18, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2187918

2. Advertising. (1866, July 21). The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), p. 1. Retrieved November 19, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88374095

3. CORRESPONDENCE. (1866, July 21). The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), p. 2. Retrieved November 19, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88374089

4. CORRESPONDENCE. (1866, July 21). The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), p. 3. Retrieved November 19, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88374089