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    So I was recently asked if there was a dictionary for Australian English, and I said there was, it was the MacQuarie. I reflection on the reply I received, I'm not dure that particular tome would provide the sought after answers. So here is the thread for all you Aussies out there to get off ya lazy arses and lend a hand with.
    This is going to be the Colloqiual Aussie Dictionary.
    Keep it in Aussie alphabetical, meaning, all over the place like a mad womens $hit.

    I'll start the ball rolling...


    Captain Cook/ Have a Cookies/ Have a Captains at = Have a look

    G'day = Hello

    Bloke = Gent/Man/Guy

    Mate = More than just a friend,this is someone you'd probably lay your life down for

    Mate, as in "You wanna go Mate?!" No you're not asking if your friend wants to come with you,you saying step outside sunshine I'm gonna beat the snot outta ya.

    Piss and pickhandles - Something else that can be beaten out of someone apparently. Though I tried this a few times in my youth, I was never successful in finding a new haft for my Pick.

    Pink fit, just about had a = Almost entered a state of shock. My wife has these just about anytime I open my mouth, get off the couch, do the dishes, mow the lawn, Say please when I ask her to grab me another stubbie from the fridge etc.

    Stubbie = Nothing to do with your royal jewels at all, in fact a Stubbie is a 375ml bottle of beer. Some breweries are charging more for a slab and reducing the size of the stubbies to something less than the 375ml standard, but these are usually some poofter brand of beer drunk only by metro-sexuals or men of suspect sexuality. Sadly sometimes it is the reverse that is true. The beer is fantastic,is drunk by real men, but the company is run by a bunch of men of questionalble sexuality trying to wring every last cent out of a poor working man.

    Tallie (Tall-Eee) or long neck = Once again nothing to do with your trouser snake. This is a 750 ml bottle of beer designed to be consumed amongst mates, or, if your a Nigel No friends, alone.

    Darwin Stubbie = You know where the real men are at. This is a Stubbie designed to be consumed by one MAN (Notice the caps lock was on there) because this bastard is 1 Litre of liquid amber goodness. Apparently it gets a bit warm up that way.

    Woolie Woofter = A way of saying Poofter amongst polite society, such as the Lounge bar at the pub ( areal man would be in the Public bar, unless he's just nipping in to check of the strife and kisses and billy lids in the lounge bar.

    Strife and Kisses = Missus

    Billy lids = Kids

    Trouble and Strife = Wife (Note she may be your Missus, but not your wife, thus the destinction)

    Strike me Roan = An exclamation of surprise

    Strike me Pink = as above but more shocked surprise.

    Cobber = Little used term these days for a mate.

    Frog and Toad, Hit the = Road.

    Billy = If this had something to do with the green stuff you'd be a paranoid wreck. No this is simply a cooking instrument, of varying size depending on the resources available. It consists of a Tin with the top taken off, A couple of holes punched through on opposite sides of the top rim and a wire handle, the length of which is determined by user preference, threaded into and hooked in place by bending. You can use these to boil water for your tea, cook a Damper or a stew. It's a hand held canteen when 'humping the bluey', and a bastard when it's got a hole in it.

    Humping the Bluey = Hit the frog and toad with your Matilda on your back/ Walking the roads with a bedroll on your back.

    Swag = A Bluey/Matilda/Bedroll

    Solomon Island Disco Shoes (SIDS) = Thongs

    Thongs = A type of open foot wear even more basic than Sandals. Also known as Flip Flops/Jandels, Come in a variety of styles and quality, but no matter how much you pay for them you'll still be kicked out of the Pub after 6PM when the dress code rules come into enforcement.


    That is my start to it, Feel free to add to it you fellow Aussies (Or any one from any nationality that has a bit of the Ocker that they may have picked up, and would like to throw into the hat).


    Mick
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    Of course this is also the place for those niggling questions about particular words or phrases you want to clarify, so don't be shy. Ask away.


    Mick

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    Thank you Mick! Now I can read the down under forum and make some sense of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Thank you Mick! Now I can read the down under forum and make some sense of it.
    That's like making sense of the sound of bagpipes. It's an acquired taste

    BTW Let's keep any swearing down to a dull roar gents.
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    Default Aussie English *Warning may have harsh language. Mods do what you must.

    'Struth' is an old favorite of mine:

    Struth: Contraction of the words "God's truth"; exclamation, mild oath frequently used by all dinky-di Aussies.

    Thanks Aussie Grandad
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    While just a Yank, I'm very proud when Mick refers to me as his 'Mate' as I know that it's special!

    I find bag pipes fully entertaining! I thought that I'd share this!

    "DUELING PIPERS" College of Piping - YouTube


    Thanks for letting a mere Yank join in!
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    ok MickR, could you please explain these words?

    sheila
    crikey
    by crikey
    stone the crowes
    by jingo
    flatoutlikealizarddrinkin
    jeez
    fair suck of the sav
    cobber
    geedae
    AKADAKA
    Bonza
    but (as in not bad, but)

    it's ok. i know them all...... iem from nooo zeelin
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    While just a Yank, I'm very proud when Mick refers to me as his 'Mate' as I know that it's special!

    I find bag pipes fully entertaining! I thought that I'd share this!

    "DUELING PIPERS" College of Piping - YouTube


    Thanks for letting a mere Yank join in!
    The talent it takes to play one of those is mind boggling
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    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    That's like making sense of the sound of bagpipes. It's an acquired taste

    BTW Let's keep any swearing down to a dull roar gents.
    Hey!!...former bagpiper here...excuse me !........So what's the difference between bagpipes and an onion..??.........Folks don't cry as much when you chop up bagpipes...HA 1 ....I kill me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tylerbrycen View Post
    The talent it takes to play one of those is mind boggling
    Oh yes indeed ! sorry Mick...

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