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Bordertangoman
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2009, 07:54:53 AM »

i  do be trying to find some Norfolk dialect to show you

For instance:

If you do be seeing a rook on his own the he be a crow and if you do be seeing a group of crows then they do be rooks.
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2009, 08:21:12 AM »

Ok, here goes. The Aussie list that not everyone says but that all of the Aussies know (I hope)
G'day - Hello
Struth - Exclamation of surprise, as in 'Struth, that's one big kangaroo!'. Possibly also spelt Strewth.
True Blue/Fair Dinkum - The real thing. In the case of the latter, also an oath that something is a real thing 'A fair dinkum ____'


Umm...I might stop now actually, before any more Aussies pick out errors. I suck at Aussie speak.

BTW, A bogan is pretty much what SW said it was - an uncultured, uneducated, rough-around-the-edges bloke. Those idiots in cars who run around in singlets, shorts (half way down the legs) and thongs are most definitely bogans. Even more so if they have a speech problem (excessive swearing, overuse of the words 'mate' and 'like', etc.)

Oh, and mate is a friend.
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2009, 01:30:07 PM »

Before any other NA-ers jump on that one...

Thongs=flip-flops

A good friend of mine spent 8 months in Gold Coast. Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2009, 04:28:29 PM »


Thongs=flip-flops


Yeah, that's what they were called when I was young.  Specifically,
the "thong" part is the little post that goes between your big toe and
your second toe.  Which I guess is sort of representational...   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2009, 09:06:23 PM »


Thongs=flip-flops


Yeah, that's what they were called when I was young.  Specifically,
the "thong" part is the little post that goes between your big toe and
your second toe.  Which I guess is sort of representational...   Grin

LOL Never thought about it that way  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2009, 11:51:00 AM »

One I just used somewhere else:

'Hit the sack' has nothing to do with beating a cloth sack. It means to go to bed. Not sure whether that one is in use in places other than Australia, so I put it in anyway.
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2009, 11:55:23 AM »

Hit the sack is used in the UK and 'Streuth is a shortening of "God's Truth"
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2009, 04:35:05 PM »

"Hit the sack" is common in the US too.
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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2009, 11:11:08 AM »

In New York, we wait on lines. People elsewhere, apparently, wait in lines.
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2009, 10:06:06 PM »

Before any other NA-ers jump on that one...

Thongs=flip-flops

A good friend of mine spent 8 months in Gold Coast. Cheesy

they are also called 'pluggers'  Grin mummsie
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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2013, 11:04:25 AM »

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.

Interesting.  In Texas, it can be used in either of those ways, but is more often used to actually mean bless her heart, as in, I wish her well.
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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2013, 09:43:46 PM »

... and bless his/her cotton socks
same for a child...
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2013, 10:00:44 PM »

just curious.

Where does knickers in a twist come from?  Britain?
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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2013, 10:01:50 PM »

yup.
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2013, 07:58:32 AM »

Too bad Lioness isn't in PDO these days.  She uses  Australian slang absolutely all the time without even realizing what she's doing. I've learned so much about Australian culture just by googling things she says unawares. Cool

Example: Op shop = resale shop or thrift shop where you can purchase used clothing at deeply discounted prices.

Never heard of it, until L mentioned it.
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