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Old 02-10-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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Downunder Slang

OK, I was checking out the Kings/Queens English thread and wondered how the Furriners would go with our weird language!! (slang actually!)

I will be back with the answers tomorra.

1/ Anklebiter
2/ Banger
3/ Bit of a dag
4/ Cheerio ( 2 meanings)
5/ Chocka
6/ Crash Hot
7/ Cricky Dick ( this should be easy!)
8/ Laughing Gear
9/ Cuppa
10/ Drop your gear
11/ Get off the grass!!
12/ Dodgy
13/ Cuz
14/ Cardie

OK, enough for now.

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Old 02-10-2007, 02:50 AM   #2
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wow, lynan, i's be lost if i were down under. besides a cuppa, i only have a few guesses.

anklebiter, a snake
banger, a sausage
cheerio, goodbye
chocka, full of
cuppa, coffee
dodgy, bad or questionable
cuz, cousin or because
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I didn't get any further than Bucky, but Cuppa is meant for TEA, not coffee!! (or at least that's how it is in England... )

btw I am very curious about the meaning of "Cricky Dick" ...
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:57 AM   #4
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I'd think an anklebiter was a baby. (we used that slang in the Army)
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
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btw I am very curious about the meaning of "Cricky Dick" ...
that's what you get when you drink dodgy tea and there's no loo about!


and hb, they let babies in the army in georgia???????????
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wow, lynan, i's be lost if i were down under. besides a cuppa, i only have a few guesses.

anklebiter, a snake
banger, a sausage
cheerio, goodbye
chocka, full of
cuppa, coffee
dodgy, bad or questionable
cuz, cousin or because
Well you have done pretty well actually!
Cheerio does mean goodbye and it is also a cocktail sausage. Chocka does mean ' full', banger is a sausage, cuppa we use for any hot drink, dodgy is correct and cuz is cousin.
Jan is right, an anklebiter is a small child. We have no serpents in NZ thank goodness. ( well we do, but they have legs)

Any guess's on the rest peeps?? I have been VERY restrained with the slang used here BTW..lololol
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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cardie - sweater?
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cardie - sweater?
Mudbug, I think a sweater is what we call a jersey or pullover. A cardie is a cardigan, buttons up the front. Veeeeery close!

Does anyone remember our famous racehorse Cardigan Bay? He actually beat Bret Hanover a couple of times I believe!!
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OK, I was checking out the Kings/Queens English thread and wondered how the Furriners would go with our weird language!! (slang actually!)

I will be back with the answers tomorra.

1/ Anklebiter
2/ Banger
3/ Bit of a dag
4/ Cheerio ( 2 meanings)
5/ Chocka
6/ Crash Hot
7/ Cricky Dick ( this should be easy!)
8/ Laughing Gear
9/ Cuppa
10/ Drop your gear
11/ Get off the grass!!
12/ Dodgy
13/ Cuz
14/ Cardie

OK, enough for now.
Ankle Biters = Children. More specifically, small children or toddlers (aka curtain climbers)
Bangers = sausage links (they pop on the barbie)
Dags = nerds, I guess... not really geeks, but somehow socially inept or nieve
Cheerio = goodbye or 'fare-thee-well' (that's the only one I know)
Chocka (not chockie, which is chocolate) Pass.
Crash Hot... so Hot she'd make you crash your car?... Often used as "not too crash hot" (not keen on the idea or just not very good).
Laughing Gear is your mouth or lips... "Wrap your laughin gear around that beauty"
Cuppa can be tea or coffee
Drop your gear = Take your clothes off
Get off the grass = "What have you been smoking to think THAT way?" or "You're delusional".
Dodgy = Shady, Not Trustworthy
Cuz = 'Because'?, 'Cousin'? (I guess I'm not sure about that one)
Cardie = Cardigan
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1/ Anklebiter child
2/ Banger sausage
3/ Bit of a dag bit of a drag??
4/ Cheerio ( 2 meanings) goodbye + breakfast??
5/ Chocka full?
6/ Crash Hot really cool
7/ Cricky Dick ( this should be easy!)not touching this one
8/ Laughing Gear not a clue
9/ Cuppa tea!!!
10/ Drop your gear sit a spell
11/ Get off the grass!! shift your butt??
12/ Dodgy some of my relatives??
13/ Cuz cousin??
14/ Cardie wool??

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