Trinny in Jozi

Last week pizza, this week thousands of dibs

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Had a disappointing response to my offer of free pizza. But Rustum´s thoughtful analysis of the state of Cape Town pizzerias is a deserving winner, even if was, ahem, the only entry. Dude, I´ll email you details of how to claim your Butler´s. It´s my pleasure to help feed the starving artist. 

But this week, there´s a much better (potential) prize on offer. Every morning on the way to work – well, to be fair, those mornings I get up in time to catch the silver bullet – TC and I are confronted with the secret sound on Dubai 92. Our first guess was “scrabble letters in a bag “, but we discovered that had already been suggested and was the: “Wrong answer, stupid!” TC is convinced the secret sound has something to do with lettuce, but I´m not sold.

Although we´re pretty much stumped, I still fancy getting my hands on 47,000 dibs (and rising), or even part thereof. Here´s what I propose. You, my friends and readers back home and other places, submit your guesses as to the provenance of the secret sound via the comment box. Click on the links to hear the pesky sound and see a list of previous wrong answers, stupid. TC and I will select the guess we reckon is most plausible, then
I´ll text it to the station and, cross fingers, take the call from Catboy and Geordiebird.

If we happen to win, and I just know we will, what with all you creative geniuses working on a sound solution, money is split equally three ways. One third for the winning guesser, one third for the facilitor (yes, that´d be me), and one third for my morning chauffeur. Believe it, because it´s true. And yes, clicking on that last link will lead you to a gratuitous Corné and Twakkie video. Maybe I´m just missing home?


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  1. Damn, that’s the Dubai equivalent of Highveld Stereo and KFM. They even have the Secret Sound!


    April 21, 2009 at 00.25

  2. My comments aren’t posting when I say submit!

    This Dubai 92 sounds alarmingly like Highveld Stereo or KFM. They even have the Secret Sound on their morning shows (well, I think they do it once or twice a year). Hmmm…


    April 21, 2009 at 00.28

  3. Ok, now they both pop up at the same time! I give up.


    April 21, 2009 at 00.29

  4. It’s a lettuce being torn open. A sodding, great big, sodding, big old lettuce.


    April 21, 2009 at 10.10

  5. Um, yes Al, everything in Dubai is a copy of something else, if you didn´t know that already…

    Might have to go with the lettuce then, TC, if we don´t have any other guesses soonish. Do you think I´ll be allowed to say “sodding” on air?


    April 21, 2009 at 22.39

  6. Btw, someone one the secret sound competition last week – 80,000 dibs. The was “scooping up a handful of buttons”. I´m sure it will be lettuce next year 😉


    May 4, 2009 at 18.39

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