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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:21 am 
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AUSSIES C'M'ERE!

OK, lessee how many True OZ Denizens can speak their own fucking language! Can you read it anymore? Can you write it anymore? Your language! (Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh!) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:56 pm 
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You got 20 answers right.
You got 0 answers wrong.

There were one or two that I wasn't 100% sure about and the educated guesses came off. I don't use the majority of the phrases in the quizz, I'm just familiar with them.

Hey Bat, what do you mean "those who somehow love them"?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:51 pm 
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polydigm wrote:
You got 20 answers right.
You got 0 answers wrong.

There were one or two that I wasn't 100% sure about and the educated guesses came off. I don't use the majority of the phrases in the quizz, I'm just familiar with them.

Hey Bat, what do you mean "those who somehow love them"?
Oops! I was TRYING to be "clever". Yup! I sure did TRY! :shock: :roll: (Better luck next time when I TRY again! :wink: )

Shit! I got 8 out of 20 a little over a month ago when I/we were involved in an Aussie-Yank marriage and hosted some l-o-n-g-travelled, bone-tired OZ folk. It was lotsa fun and then it was.....*poof!* "Flights for Sydney now boarding at gate...'?'" Bah! Fuckin' empty house! Sucks!

Poly, it's really, really weird when one day you have to ask certain people to repeat themselves and by the end of the next you not only don't have to ask for verbal re-runs but realize what you suddenly sound like and hope they don't take it to be your having a laugh at their "funny dialect" of English! :mrgreen: Well, even in their most natural "funny dialect" they never used a one of those Aussie-speak phrases! How the hell did I ever get 8-out-of-20 of those right? :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:31 am 
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hey, i only got 7 right. i feel the foo'.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:05 am 
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You got 12 answers right.
You got 8 answers wrong.

You're a bit of a galah with the lingo
...and you have a long way to go still, until you'll be able to understand directions to get to te nearest public dunny.

polydigm wrote:
You got 20 answers right.
You got 0 answers wrong.

There were one or two that I wasn't 100% sure about and the educated guesses came off. I don't use the majority of the phrases in the quizz, I'm just familiar with them.


Poly, do Kiwi's (New Zealanders) use the same vernacular as Aussies?


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Whow... I'm pretty lucky at guessing today... considering I didn't know ANY of them...

You got 13 answers right.
You got 7 answers wrong.
You're a battler. Not much of a one, mind... but getting there.
You will have no trouble getting around, and understanding most things that are said to you. However avoid RSL clubs and old peoples homes, the nuances are lost on you.

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19 out of 20!

I fucked up on one that we don't even use....it must have been a ring-in.


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12 Right
8 Wrong

Struth! :)


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You got 15 answers right.
You got 5 answers wrong.
You'll be apples! Well... nearly anyway.
You will communicate fairly effectively with the native population, but they will still mutter "bloody yank" when you walk out of the pub.


Sho am nuf good fo' a 'merkin who ain nebuh beeen down unduh.


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You got 17 answers right.
You got 3 answers wrong.
You'll be apples! Well... nearly anyway.
You will communicate fairly effectively with the native population, but they will still mutter "bloody yank" when you walk out of the pub.
8)

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Poly, do Kiwi's (New Zealanders) use the same vernacular as Aussies?

You'll have to ask Stride. He's been to OZ but I've never been to New Zealand.

I only printed my score above, but the message was:

You're a bottler, mate!
You are a fair dinkum, ridgy didge, dinky die, true blue, dyed-in-the-wool Ocker-like strine speaker. Well bugger me, you could probably even play a didgeridoo and know the proper way to twirl a billy. Goodonya. Get us another stubbie while you're up, will ya... and have one yourself while you're at it!

The truth of the matter is that I don't speak that way and rarely meet anyone who does. A lot of those sayings go a long way back and as with anywhere in the world popular idioms change as time passes and you're more likely to come across them in the bush rather than in urban areas.

The subject of my post is a phrase used by a bloke in a place I worked in once back in the mid 70s and his favourite joke was about a former employee who would just throw his pay packet unopened into his locker every fortnight. When asked why he did that he replied "I don't need money, I've got piles".

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You got 15 answers right.
You got 5 answers wrong.
You'll be apples! Well... nearly anyway.
You will communicate fairly effectively with the native population, but they will still mutter "bloody yank" when you walk out of the pub

Not too bad for a yank, i think. :D

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polydigm wrote:
SPACEBROTHER wrote:
Poly, do Kiwi's (New Zealanders) use the same vernacular as Aussies?

You'll have to ask Stride. He's been to OZ but I've never been to New Zealand.

I only printed my score above, but the message was:

You're a bottler, mate!
You are a fair dinkum, ridgy didge, dinky die, true blue, dyed-in-the-wool Ocker-like strine speaker. Well bugger me, you could probably even play a didgeridoo and know the proper way to twirl a billy. Goodonya. Get us another stubbie while you're up, will ya... and have one yourself while you're at it!


Could you translate that for me?

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BBP wrote:
polydigm wrote:
You're a bottler, mate! You are a fair dinkum, ridgy didge, dinky die, true blue, dyed-in-the-wool Ocker-like strine speaker. Well bugger me, you could probably even play a didgeridoo and know the proper way to twirl a billy. Goodonya. Get us another stubbie while you're up, will ya... and have one yourself while you're at it!

Could you translate that for me?

bottler a diamond or a really special person
fair dinkum = ridgy didge = dinky die = true blue = dyed-in-the-wool genuine
Ocker Aussie
strine idiomatic australian language
twirl a billy a billy is a tin roughly the size of a 2 litre paint can with a wire handle like that on a paint can used for boiling water on a fire. There's a very particular method for brewing tea that involves twirling the billy.

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Dank je wel Polydigm!

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9 out of 18 you did not answer 2 :wink:

ps is there a saying (a double dunnie) :roll:

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aspy_2nd_bunch wrote:
You got 17 answers right.
You got 3 answers wrong.
You'll be apples! Well... nearly anyway.
You will communicate fairly effectively with the native population, but they will still mutter "bloody yank" when you walk out of the pub.
8)

Bloody Pom.
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Although, I can't talk. I was 5 when we arrived in OZ from England. I remember once in a pub when I was about 26 in a northern suburb of Sydney. Some guy challenged me to a game of darts and after playing for a little while he said "You're a pom aren't ya?!".

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cleon wrote:
... is there a saying (a double dunnie) ...

Dunnie is strine for toilet and was originally coined back in the days when toilets were in little shed like cabinets in the back yard. I've not heard of a "double dunnie".

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Nice one Bat, I've noted the change.
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polydigm wrote:
Nice one Bat, I've noted the change.
    :wink:
"A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do"...to get his head out of the dunnie! (Pheeewww! What an insult that first thread title was! :shock: What wasn't I thinking?! :roll:)

A proper Yiddish reproach for me might have been: Di vaxen vie en tzibble mit der kop im dred ent der fiess im reiss!!! (Trans: "You are ("have become") like an onion with your head in the ground and your feet (kicking) in the air!")

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