R is for…

R is for rangas, aka orangutans, aka human ginger people. My favourite of which is Cornelia Frances, who plays the erudite Justice Morag Bellingham in Home and Away.

Here she is defending the very creatures that inspired the nickname:

Here’s Jonah Takalua of Summer Heights High explaining how to use the word:

And of course, Rolf Harris also begins with r:

Give us more r words please!

J is for…

We don’t have any good suggestions for J. Feel free to add a comment and let us know what we forgot.

We’ve had a few characters with J names like James the stoner, Jonah the cultist and Jack the crap cop. Now we have we Jett, causing problems and robbing purses, the little scamp.

Tasha Andrews

Do you remember when Tasha used to be a mermaid? She was like Daryl Hanah in Splash . Young Max found her on the beech in the nip and she hopped into the water and swam off after transforming herself into a half-woman half-cod hybrid. Max wished that Alf still had his bait shop so that he could try to entice Tash with a tasty worm or a fly but alas the shop was closed.

Fortunately for Max(imilian), Tasha sprained her ankle and he was able to catch her on the rocks before she could shape shift. Just as max was about to batter her and apply the tartar sauce, Flynn turned up and brought her to the hospital. Max was pissed off as it meant that he went hungry. They asked her questions in many languages and she started to speak in a nonsense language called pig latin. Irene got through to her somehow and she went to live with her, like all strays do in Summer Bay.

Despite her sometimes crap hair and often terrible acting, Tasha got loads of dramatic storylines . She had a habit of going for naked runs in the bush at nighttime which reminds me of the "nudie Father Jack" scene in Father Ted. She also tried to smother Kane, if only she’d succeeded, and had a handgun which her parents left her. This was later used by "crook kid" Duncan Stewart , to blackmail Tasha, Kim Hyde and Robbie for money.

It was then revealed that Tasha was Angie Russell’s daughter. They reckoned that the resemblance is uncanny. I don’t see it myself.

Tasha started to go out with Summer Bay’s very own inventor, actor and renaissance man, Robbie Hunter . This all went well until Tasha got involved with Mama Rose and the believers. They like a cult down Summer Bay way and this was one of the best storylines in recent years. Tasha moved in with the cult despite the fact that Robbie, Martha, Irene and everyone else in the bay told her not to. It went pear shaped when Tasha became pregnant after Mama Rose drugged her and she was "attacked". Tasha and Robbie eventually left the bay to go and live in America with Josie, Tasha’s aunt. Robbie is now using his inventing skills to head up a NASA team planning a trip to Mars. Tasha has set up her very own cult stateside and now only answers to the name "Flower mamma".