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SwingWaltz
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« on: September 07, 2009, 09:38:11 PM »

I blame Elise for starting this thread  Tongue
And instead of just having an Aussie one, let's hear it from everyone!

Arvo = Afternoon
Bestie = Best Friend
Barbie = BBQ
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 09:38:52 PM »

Oh yea...would be good to let us know where it's from too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 09:43:09 PM »

eh?

a noise that denotes the end of a sentence (canadian)
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 05:02:24 AM »

sick = good

Aussie expression
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 07:47:14 AM »

soooo, 'I am sick' means I am good, or I am bad or I am bad but good... Huh
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 07:55:35 AM »

soooo, 'I am sick' means I am good, or I am bad or I am bad but good... Huh

Not quite. More used in the context of:

A: 'What was the concert like?'
B: 'It was fully sick!'

I will not be caught dead saying such a thing...sounds so...bogan.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 08:33:30 AM »

Maccas run! = A trip to McDonalds, usually as in a group of teenagers!
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 12:11:06 PM »

bogan = working class Australian, typically blue collar, habit of drinking cheap beer and lots of them  Tongue

Bit like what you Yankees call Rednecks  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 12:15:30 PM »

i am learning BFGisms;

eg repulsant; scrumdiddleyumptious;
" your head is emptier than a bundongle"
"Don’t gobblefunk around with words"
"Upgoing bubbles is a catasterous disastrophe!”"
“It’s a trogglehumper!” he shouted. His voice was filled with fury and anguish. “Oh, save our solos!” he cried. “Deliver us from weasels! The devil is dancing on my dibbler!”
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 04:09:34 PM »

A few regionalisms that I've heard:

North Alabama/Tennessee:
"fireplug" = fire hydrant
"glass" = window, especially a car window (e.g., "Please roll down the glass on your side, we need some more air in the car!")

Chattanooga:
"lay-by" = layaway

St. Louis:
"provo" = provolone cheese

South Florida:
"cardiac canyon" = any neighborhood of high-rise condos populated mainly by retirees (particularly the one on A1A in Ft. Lauderdale known as the Galt Mile)
"west coast" = Gulf coast of Florida (if you mean California, you have to specify that)

Florida panhandle:
"blow" = hurricane

Maryland:
"Baltwash" = Baltimore-Washington Parkway
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2009, 06:36:08 PM »

beat me to it...
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2009, 06:58:15 PM »

fixin' to:  getting ready to do something
As in, I'm fixin' to go to the store.

bless your heart:
someone you can't say anything nice about..
As in:  Well, X, bless her heart, did the stupidest thing today!
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2009, 07:37:33 PM »

bless your heart:
someone you can't say anything nice about..
As in:  Well, X, bless her heart, did the stupidest thing today!

Or--someone without much sense.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2009, 09:03:33 PM »

Elvira: someone who dresses trashy.  E.g., "That looks like Elvira!"  (The Oak Ridge Boys song was a Southerner inside joke! )

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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2009, 03:54:24 AM »

cat fur for kitten britches = when my kids ask what is for dinner. (lol)
wow thats a new one.
remind me not to eat at your house Tongue
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