The Loved One

Your little Aimée is wagging her tail in heaven tonight, thinking of you. …
Evelyn Waugh – The Loved One

Speaking of dumbarse new Perth suburb names, WAtching revisted an established dumbarse name suburb, which has a new slogan to get the punters in. I went past Dog Swamp myself yesterday and it was dry as a nun’s camel’s. Frankly it made my tail droop.

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Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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60 Responses to The Loved One

  1. Paracleet says:

    This grainy and unfocused shot style is surely a breach of Cookster & DFOC’s IP.
    Watch out for a writ from the AFACT.


    • WAtching says:

      As TLA knows, I take about fifty photos, but they have craftily designed this with an anti focus coating.
      This is the clearest shot I could get (with self-portrait).

      Here’s my take on how this happened…

      I can just see the advertising exec’s brainstorming.

      “C’mon Guys… what’ve you got?”

      “It’ll make your breath smell?”


      “It’ll make your nose wet?”


      “It’ll make you able to lick your own balls?”


      “It’ll make your…


  2. orbea says:

    The full name for the wetland is ‘Native Dog Swamp’, the nyungah word is ‘Yokine’

    Yokine-ites such as our Tezz Tyzack shop at the Coles at Flinders Square, next door to the droopaplex.


  3. annofwa says:

    don’t diss Dog Swamp

    it is the single greatest name of any suburb in Perth

    get your T-shirts here, folks:

    ‘it will make you want to sniff your bitch’s bum’


  4. Pfortner says:

    I love the uncontracted ‘it will’, very formal. Ve haff veys of making your tail vagg. Apostrophic opportunity wasted there.


  5. munkipants says:

    if i’ve said it once, i’ve said it a thousand times, those marketing guys have really gotta stay off the coke ’til the weekends. absolute worst TLA.


  6. Caribou Bob says:

    As a former resident of the Dog Swamp locale I need to point out you missed the dual cultural highlights of Dog swamp Shopping Centre.

    The first is “Swampy’s”, the largest purveyor of xxxxx xxxx xxxx in the district and all with its plastic chairs and fluro-green walls it has all the colour and decor or a Brazilian slum.

    The second is over the carpark at “Flinders Square” which as the unique distinction of a Woolworths and an adult Shop nestled together under the same roof.


    • orbea says:

      CB – coles is next door to Malcolm Day’s retailo offload-adultshop

      Woolworths nee Action is in the droopoplex

      I’m heading to Swampy’s to find out what was expurgated by TLA. expect photos


    • Pfortner says:

      I like the way ‘Flinders Square’ and ‘Dog Swamp’ shopping centres are supposedly distinct entities (at least the signage indicates such) but really wtf is the difference, where are the snipers, etc etc. I hate that place.


  7. Pravda says:

    I’m surprised there’s no picture of the heinous dog swamp shopping centre mascot who has a distinctly pedobear-ish look to him.


  8. NVL_II says:

    Dogswamp has the best Curry Laksa in Perth.

    I have tried every single laksa that anybody has every told me about : Penang Restaurant, Tak Chee, Taurus Hawkers, the hawkers on spencer ave in Thornlie, the vegetarian one in Freo, one in manning, plus 8 – 10 other recommendations and randoms over the last few years. Although there have been worthy contenders, none has beaten Angs.

    If anyone knows of a better Curry Laksa in Perth, AND you have tried the one at Angs in Flinders Square, Dog Swamp, let me know.

    They also make a great assam laksa on Saturday’s.


  9. NVL_II says:

    I risk life and limb to go to Dog Swamp just for a laksa!There is nothing, nothing at all in Dog Swamp. Its a shit hole. But, its worth it.

    So, tasty taste laksa, a few questionsm if you have time:

    Are there any fish-balls, or similar unidentifiable sea food?

    What country do the people who run the place hail from?


    • shazza says:

      No fake stuff in any of their food. So no fish balls. Mr Shazza and I are ashamed to admit we are not sure about their country of origin. Malaysian or Indonesian we suspect. I shall ask.

      Mr Shazza, who is more Laksa savvy than I, says you have to ask for the Seafood Curry Laksa with fish. He also said it’s not the best he’s ever had. But is the best value in Perth. The best he had was in Melbourne (bloody typical)


  10. Pfortner says:

    The Dog Swamp CD shop is shit.


    • Frank Calabrese says:

      If it’s the Purple ear, then it has a reputation as being one of the best suppliers of Country Music North of the Mason Dixon Line :-)


  11. The Loved One is another masterpiece of the literaturial arts for those unread.


  12. khufu says:

    There used to be a guy who took his shirt etc off to wash at the laundrette at Dog Swamp and one night a lady screamed foul abuse at me for closing the laundrette door-a sign said please close door-she kept it up for 15 minutes non-stop-she sported an elaborate edwardian style bun and combat fatigues-an archetypal Perthite. (I am not making this up.)


  13. Kym says:

    I am a laksa-holic….. Angs is great, the only other places I have had any joy is the noodle place at harbour town perth, and joondalup food hall….. i will travel for laksa….


  14. The Legend 101 says:

    This is about names right, My mum knew someone had three kids there names where Misty,Dusty and Sandy and there last name was Forest.


  15. The Legend 101 says:

    Scary i knew someone who works in Dogswamp.


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