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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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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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Old 02-10-2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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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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1/ Anklebiter
- child
2/ Banger
-sausage
3/ Bit of a dag
- joker
4/ Cheerio ( 2 meanings)
-hello/goodbye
5/ Chocka
- full of
6/ Crash Hot
- really hot
7/ Cricky Dick ( this should be easy!)
- cricky what you say when you are surprised, so maybe something from your wedding night
8/ Laughing Gear
-mouth
9/ Cuppa
-tea
10/ Drop your gear
-get undressed
11/ Get off the grass!!
- you must be joking
12/ Dodgy
- not good, shady
13/ Cuz
-cousin (used like bro in the usa, I think)
14/ Cardie
-cardigan sweater
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:30 PM   #12
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lolol..very good people!! But Z, you are disqualified as you had an unfair advantage over everyone else. You have to be an Ocker. Right?!!
You had a couple of Aussie terms in your reply, beauty was one of them.

OK, to clear some of the words/phrases up..

1/ Bit of a dag
A funny person, he or she makes you laugh. ( unfortunately, a dag is something that rattles on a sheeps behind if it has not been crutched)

2/ Crash Hot
Excellent!

3/ Crickey Dick
I dont know WHY all of you have been concerned at this phrase, it was Steve Irwin's favourite saying! It is an expression of surprise. I guess some people could have a concern knowing that now.

4/ Drop your Gear
Get undressed

5/ Get off the Grass!
Disbelief as in "get off the grass, he couldn't have sunk 25 tinnies in a sitting!"

Next question, what do you think this phrase implies:

" How much do you charge to haunt a 10 room house?"
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bump..aaaah

(because bump was too short)
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Ooops....forgot to come back to this post.....

" How much do you charge to haunt a 10 room house?"

Is an insinuation that the person is physically unattractive.

Bit naughty really. I will say that I have never used that phrase but it does crack me up!!! I know, I need a humour check.
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Good girl, close.
Some of the words have multiple meanings, depending on what you use them with and what for.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:12 AM   #16
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"Laughing Gear
-mouth" correct. Can sometimes mean get dressed up "get your laughing gear on and we'll go out"

We have so many slang words and sayings.
Try these.
"Dead horse"
"Durry"
"Grub"
"Hoo-roo"
"Idiot box"
"Flat out like a lizard drinking"
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:39 AM   #17
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my dad used to call the t.v. an idiot box.

he is increasingly correct as every year passes.
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"Laughing Gear
-mouth" correct. Can sometimes mean get dressed up "get your laughing gear on and we'll go out"

We have so many slang words and sayings.
Try these.
"Dead horse"
"Durry"
"Grub"
"Hoo-roo"
"Idiot box"
"Flat out like a lizard drinking"
Well done Buckytom, idiot box = TV
dead horse = tomato sauce [ketchup to you]
durry = cigarette
grub = food
hoo-roo = goodbye
flatout like a lizard drinking = someone who is very busy

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Having friends from all over the world, I'm enjoying this. I think I'd have gotten about a half of them. Do you "shout" for rounds of drinks in bars in NZ? I cannot remember who it was who handed us drinks and said it was someone's "shout". Meant that an acquaintace had bought a round on the house. I cannot remember where he was from.
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