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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:01 am

I found this just checking that Pat Malone meant the same every. Not 100% but, yes, we do shorten everything.

http://www.internationalman.com/articles/australia-on-your-pat-malone

I do love a good Lamington.
Flat out like a lizard drinking! Yep, that is a commom saying here. Though it's not nonsensical... have you ever seen a lizard in a desert finding water? rolling on floor 
Eau de cologne" is a (tele)phone. Well yeah! Isnt it everywhere? happy 


I'm not sh1tting you either!

evil Funny article but.... pretty well  spot on! Sometimes we are taken as being nasty to non aussies but, you will be in no doubt if we mean to be nasty. We are just sh1t stirrers by default.  rolling on floor  Water off a ducks back. Nothing much bothers us.
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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:17 am

Why does the text size keep changing?
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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:27 am

We have many slang sayings....

Dead as a dingos donga...
I was up at sparrows fart this morn...
Playing possum....
He got me by the short & curlies...
May the fleas of 1000 camels nest in your armpits...
You are lower than a snakes a22...
Don't p1ss in my pocket mate...

Oh you must read up before you come for a holiday or you will think we are being mean when we are being friendly.

My favorite.....(Can you guess what it means?)
"Same dog... different balls."rolling on floorrolling on floorrolling on floor:


What about zackery?
Woop woop?
Possy?
Ankle biters!
Bottle o?
Dogs breakfast?  (I'll laugh if you get that one without google.) 
Scratchie?
Tinny? It isnt a beer.
The tin lids?

My other bestie..
Upper come back west! Its just north of that big old gum on the south road to nowhere. rolling on floor 



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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:22 am

Seriously,  not that I give a rats ass ( there's another saying for ya)  but why is the text changing size!
I am constantly editing my text or you all won't understand me. rolling on floor  rolling on floor  rolling on floor
BTW... it's not the horizontal tango! Its either the horizontal hocky pocky or the tango.
Isn't Mac Donalds know as maccas across the world?
Acca Dacca, well yeah!!! Who says ac/dc? shocked
Not happy Rhonda!  happy 
A stubby short of a six pack means you are  a sandwich short of a picnic! rolling on floor  rolling on floor  rolling on floor

Need I go on? tongue
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Post by Caryll on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:33 am

Some of those we use, but not many. (No idea why the text keeps changing size - are you sure you're not hitting something by mistake?  dunno )

Most of ours (although certainly not all!) go back to the old Cockney Rhyming Slang which was invented by the poor workers so that the bosses/toff couldn't understand them!

Adam and Eve
Ruby Murray
Butcher's Hook
Trouble and Strife
Barnet Fair
Dog and Bone
Apples & Pears

are just a few.

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Post by Caryll on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:46 am

P.S. On your own in the UK is on your Tod!

That's Tod Sloane - a famous jockey from the 19th century.

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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:16 pm

We use dog &bone. Its the phone. But I think we need some translations here....
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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:25 pm

tracyp wrote:We have many slang sayings....

Dead as a dingos donga... its stuffed, expired.
I was up at sparrows fart this morn...I was up before the sun rose.
Playing possum....pretending to be dead.
He got me by the short & curlies... I'm in a sticky situation I cant get out of.
May the fleas of 1000 camels nest in your armpits... I dont like you & hope you suffer agony.
You are lower than a snakes a22... just a plain insult. You are less than anything god allows to breath. You are a waste of oxygen.
Don't p1ss in my pocket mate... dont tell me lies.

Oh you must read up before you come for a holiday or you will think we are being mean when we are being friendly.

My favorite.....(Can you guess what it means?)
"Same dog... different balls."rolling on floorrolling on floorrolling on floor: this means... same thing as you just said.


What about zackery? Exactly. I agree.
Woop woop? Happy party time.
Possy? My position anywhere.
Ankle biters! Children.
Bottle o? The bottle shop.
Dogs breakfast?  (I'll laugh if you get that one without google.) A complete mess!
Scratchie? Dont know what else to call it. A lottery ticket you scratch.
Tinny? It isnt a beer. A small aluminum boat.
The tin lids? Your children

My other bestie..
Upper come back west! Its just north of that big old gum on the south road to nowhere. rolling on floor It means its in the middle of nowhere or that you are lost.



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Post by Caryll on Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:44 pm

Caryll wrote:Some of those we use, but not many. (No idea why the text keeps changing size - are you sure you're not hitting something by mistake?  dunno )

Most of ours (although certainly not all!) go back to the old Cockney Rhyming Slang which was invented by the poor workers so that the bosses/toff couldn't understand them!

Adam and Eve               Believe
Ruby Murray                 Curry
Butcher's Hook             Look
Trouble and Strife         Wife
Barnet Fair                   Hair
Dog and Bone               Phone
Apples & Pears              Stairs

are just a few.

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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06 pm

Caryll wrote:Some of those we use, but not many. (No idea why the text keeps changing size - are you sure you're not hitting something by mistake?  dunno )

Could be? I'll watch. But I think its when I edit? thinking 
Now editing to try it out.
Ok so my theory was a duck in a stagnant pond! laughing 
Must be me. (Something I'm doing.)


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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:12 pm

We use,
trouble & strife,
dog & bone,
but apple & pears here means you cant compare the 2 things you just mentioned together. We use apples & any other fruit you choose to mention.


Adam & eve.... now that means something completely different to us & granny wouldnt like me to say it. covering eyes
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Post by LyndaW on Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:32 pm

I do love Australian slang - it's descriptive and funny! I love "stunned mullet" for example.

I'd rather go to the dunny than to the bog (although we generally say loo - which is an interesting derivation in itself).

We are Tom & Dick instead of chunder (which is another interesting one).

We also are familiar with ankle biters, but depending on where you are from they can also be bairns, wains ( I do like this one - wee uns) sprogs or chavvies.

A dogs breakfast here is something that is thrown together haphazardly - much like your mess.

Adam & Eve is quite common "would you adam & eve it" but a lot of what Caryll quoted is shortened further; we'll go for Ruby, have a butchers, do our barnet, talk on the dog. We might even get elephants, Brahms & Liszt or bladdered upon occasion!

The list is endless, entertaining, and sure to confuse our American cousins that produced your link!

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Post by tracyp on Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:22 pm

Oh jeepers, stunned mullet is so often used I think it's in the dictionary now. rolling on floor 
Its generally only young men that go to "the loo or sh1thouse" to have a bog.  Bog is what they do, not where they go. Thunder  box is also a toilet.  rolling on floor 

Get on the frog & toad is an all time favorite of everyones dad. Meaning get in the car & go.

At least ours makes perfect sense. Chunder, yep to be sick. How the hell does "tom & dick" mean to be sick? laughing & Dont start me on the yanks. Some of their slang is as weird as you poms! 
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Post by tracyp on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:02 am

Caryll wrote:P.S. On your own in the UK is on your Tod!

That's Tod Sloane - a famous jockey from the 19th century.
Rereading,  are you all skitzoid?  How is a jockey on his own? Doesn't he have other jockeys & horses to run with? rolling on floor  

Ohhhh, does it mean he was better than everyone? Then "he's sh1t hot ". rolling on floor
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Post by tracyp on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:40 am

Lynda... you poms need to learn to speaka da english!  evil  rolling on floor  rolling on floor  rolling on floor 

Everyone....As tacky as it is.... & it is tacky! Its both funny & clever if you know our land, people & fauna.
There is so many colloquialisms, references to our land, double meanings.... rolling on floor  rolling on floor  rolling on floor  It's from the 80's i think? keep up if you can, every 4th word means something else!

Play it twice & listen carefully. It's quite clever.   happy 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=97YnGQE1q6M


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Post by tracyp on Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:52 am

shocked  shocked  shocked 
What the fruit fly does that mean? dunno
Get elephants?  Brahms & list?  Bladdered upon? That doesn't sound pleasent.
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Post by Caryll on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:11 am

LyndaW wrote:
We are Tom & Dick instead of chunder (which is another interesting one).

Do you know where the word 'chunder' comes from? It's from the old days when people used to empty their p*ss pots out of the upstairs window, directly into the street, with the warning "Watch under"

tracyp wrote:At least ours makes perfect sense. Chunder, yep to be sick. How the hell does "tom & dick" mean to be sick? laughing 
tracyp wrote:
Rereading,  are you all skitzoid?  How is a jockey on his own? Doesn't he have other jockeys & horses to run with? rolling on floor  

I think you're missing the point, Tracy. It's Cockney Rhyming Slang. So the last word rhymes with whatever you're replacing it with.

Barnet fair hair

Tom & Dick... sick

Tod Sloane...alone

The cockneys used to drop the last word, though, in ordinary speech which made it even more difficult for others to know what they were talking about...

I'm going up the apples to brush my barnet and go out for a Ruby."

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Post by Shisa on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:26 am

Well I've had a laugh at some of these.  laughing 
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Post by tracyp on Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:40 pm

It's hilarious how we use terms that arent standard yet we all speak english. rolling on floor
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Post by tracyp on Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:42 pm

I think i get it.
I've grown up with it from 7yrs of age. Though it still doesn't make common sense to an Aussie. shocked A born & bred pom, & I love him to bits! happy

My mum is 1/2 irish, my dad was german, my OH is greek, my ex inlaws were Italian & my best friend is from the Canary Islands. I have a few cultures to understand, listen to & learn off. 
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