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    OK! "tighter'n Dick's hatband!" "squeaks when he walks" "last of the big spenders"
    "He has deep pockets, but short arms" "first one to order" "Champagne taste on a beer budget" " Hell, you say!" And the ever-enduring " I'm the same man I've always been. Just in another town!" " That's what SHE said!"
    Aussie equivalants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R33F View Post
    I've just had a squizz at the list Mick. Well done.

    Wouldn't it have been easier to download an episode of Kingswood Country ?

    I can't take all the credit mate. I did a copy and paste of the "Dictionary" pages, thanks to Jimbo's link. And now we have others adding their contributions to the Aussie Dictionary too.

    Quote Originally Posted by riooso View Post
    I looked on the list but could not find the phrase "Morning Glory". I was at a party and someone mentioned this and everyone went wild but I could never get to the bottom of it. There was just a lot of red faces and hollering.


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    Morning Glory has a couple of different meanings location dependent. I know it as recieving oral sex. I didn't want to use the universal colloqial name for this. Trying to stay on the straight and narrow with that one. Don't need to raise the ire of the Mods anymore than I do already...

    Quote Originally Posted by Havachat45 View Post
    Jatz Crackers
    Reg Grundies
    Chunda.......

    The list goes on
    Don't forget to add the meanings Geoff... Knackers, Undies and Spew for those that were wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    I have recently learned the Aussie term "stickybeak". Curious, nosey, wanna see.

    What about local lingo down under? Are there things said in one region, which have different meanings in another?

    Bruce
    Short answer, yes. However it's like other countries that have dialectical variation. We all know what they mean in the context of a conversation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MickR View Post



    Don't forget to add the meanings Geoff... Knackers, Undies and Spew for those that were wondering.




    Mick
    that's not actually adding the meaning for our Yank friends, ha ha, hilarious.
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    Whaddya mean mate?! I spelled the meanings out in plain english!


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    Which puts me in mind of a verse...

    The boy stood on the burning deck, his pocket full of crackers.
    One fell down his trouser leg and blew off both his,
    Knackers was a watchdog, lying in the grass.
    Along came a bee and stung him on the,
    Ask no questions, tell no lies, I saw a policeman doing up his,
    Flies are bad, Bee's are worse and this is the end of naughty my little verse.


    Mick

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    One of my favorites: "He's got an alligator mouth and a Tweety Bird as$." Talks big and has nothing to back it up.

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    While getting hit in the jewels is no fun I learned the term Goolies from an east ender. Love that one. How bout a nice slap in the goolies mate ! Yikes !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havachat45 View Post
    Is her name Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarbera?
    Mate!....idunno?............just pullin your pud mate...........mate?.................MAAEET!!!...( see page three of this thread for translation)

    had a bit of a do at home last night and this thread made me just sit back and listen, it would take three weeks of typing to convert back to "England" but here's a few more that were said

    ginger ninja - (pronounced jinja ninja) - red headed kid
    $hit house - no good
    yodle - vomit
    are your ears painted on? - are you deaf?
    rotten eyes - sleeps too long
    speaking on the porcelain telephone - vomiting into a toilet
    no good at England - a foreigner that you can't understand
    go to China - order takeaway food
    dinner plates - nipples
    hung down - a hang over
    strop - an older term not used much anymore, but thought it may have been of interest here, fast ride in a car, eg. "shall we take the holden for a strop? "

    confused much? don't be, it's as clear as a smear.

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    Driving the porcelain bus = having a spew in the dunny = vomiting in the toilet

    Yodle is Yack here

    and in Australia we don't pronounce it MAAEET. We say Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate and it means the same thing

    Never heard of rotten eyes, go to china, dinner plates, hung down but they wouldn't be hard to get the gist of. Kiwi and Dingo are similar languages hey bro


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    Those are great! Here, we say "Talkin to John" " the porcelain tango" " kneeling and sittin" "huggin the bowl"
    In extreme cases "sleeping next to John"
    Same thing.
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