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Old 05-02-2012, 02:32 AM   #81
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"Bogans, hoons and louts" down under for the "bad boy boogie" crowd.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #82
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24 beers (of the same vintage ) is a "case" here.
Actually, it is here too. "Two four" is a sort of declasse way of saying it, made famous by Bob & Doug Mackenzie.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:13 AM   #83
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Actually, it is here too. "Two four" is a sort of declasse way of saying it, made famous by Bob & Doug Mackenzie.
And it is implied that it is one kind of beer if you just say "case". It is possible to have a mixed case of beer.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #84
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And it is implied that it is one kind of beer if you just say "case". It is possible to have a mixed case of beer.
These days a package of beer, whether it's a 12-pack, 24-pack or 30-pack, is completely enclosed in cardboard so it's all one type unless it's a sampler of different brews sold by a brewer.

In the "old days" a case was just a cardboard tray with four six-packs in it. You could mix and match but then you aren't buying a case, you're buying four six packs.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:59 AM   #85
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I know what a two six is, and a texas mickey...but I don't drink beer. The last time I bought beer it was Alexander Keith's and it came in a box of 15. Weird.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #86
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I know what a two six is, and a texas mickey...but I don't drink beer. The last time I bought beer it was Alexander Keith's and it came in a box of 15. Weird.
I'll bite. What's a two six and a Texas mickey? Where are those terms used?
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #87
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A two six is a 26oz bottle of liquor (roughly 750ml) and a Texas mickey is the giant 2 or 3 liter bottle. We also talked about 40 pounders. (40 oz) I have no idea why we called them that.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #88
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a cup of Bundaburg rum first thing in the morning is referred to as "Aussie tea".
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #89
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Good Morning,

Interesting and often entertaining post.

I do not think this is the place, for me to get started with slang Spanish, South American, Latin American or Italian colloquial phrases or words !

However, they do exist as all of you are quite aware.

Let me say that I have learnt alot from my 7.30am - 9am Military Class, where I assist Army and Airforce Military Officers to pass their English Level Exams for missions for NATO ( Afghanistan predominately ) ...

I enjoy this part time job, which does not interfere with my normal publishing job ... I do it, for the enjoyment, however, believe me, I have learnt so much about Spain in the process ... from economics, government and political, cultural, historical, financial, traditions, etcetra ... This is why I have been doing it ... All I do, is correct their English and go over practice exams which include: a listening comprehension, a reading with comprehension, grammatical, written business format email, and the verbal accuracy on a topic which focuses on current events.

When a Military Officer has road rage, as is so common throughout Italia or Spain and he yells out; GILLIPOLLAS ( pronounced: hill ee poi as ) ... what is he yelling:

JACKASS - JERK ...



So, have nice wkend.
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I live just north of the Valley of the Jolly San Fernando. This board doesn't have enough bandwidth to answer this question!
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