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ticklingmedusa
17th Apr 2006, 06:56 PM
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Gil, one of my very good friends lives in Adelaide.
Even though we alledgedly speak the same language
I often had no idea what he was saying. He suggested I try an online strine dictionary. I had fun with it and it ended up being pretty useful.
Try the link below,
tm
http://www.dunway.com/html/aussie_slang.html

Mulgabill
17th Apr 2006, 07:20 PM
Here in Oz a Carpenter is colloquially known as a Chippy, as an electrician is known as a Sparky, as a Plumber is known as a Dunny Diver;).

black1
17th Apr 2006, 07:33 PM
then a shipwright is known as a shipwreck, a lawyer known as a snake, a brirklayer is a bricky (trade school teacher always said they were chippys with brains bash out) anyone got any other names?

ozwinner
17th Apr 2006, 07:48 PM
then a shipwright is known as a shipwreck, a lawyer known as a snake, a brirklayer is a bricky (trade school teacher always said they were chippys with brains bash out) anyone got any other names?

No but have a red from a brickie.

Tsk, tsk only 6 posts and in the red already.....

Al :D

black1
17th Apr 2006, 08:14 PM
wht the hell is a red or a greenie

Gil Jones
18th Apr 2006, 02:15 PM
Thanks TM, and all the rest of y'all that "chipped" in, that is a very helpful list. Is pretty amazing that some of the words mean the same here, but some have an entirely different meaning as compared to ours.

ticklingmedusa
18th Apr 2006, 08:39 PM
Thanks TM, and all the rest of y'all that "chipped" in, that is a very helpful list. Is pretty amazing that some of the words mean the same here, but some have an entirely different meaning as compared to ours.

I know what you mean. I had no clue when my friend in Adelaide
called me a seppo wanker.
Can I say that here?
Moderator?
If I disappear you'll know it isn't allowed.:D
tm

skot
18th Apr 2006, 08:53 PM
When I & SWMBO stayed with some friends in New York...our host must have seen an old Hoges tape and asked me the meaning of "Boner Cobbler"...it took me a short while to work out that he meant "Bonza Cobber" .

I told him the correct meaning and explained it did not mean "A shoe maker with an erection"

Bodgy
18th Apr 2006, 09:28 PM
Two famous stories on the Oz idiom:

1: A stern and righteous Seppo sheila, wife of some politician or General, I think, was touring Qld during the late WWII period. She made a speech and knowing the word 'root' as in the Seppo 'cheering' context, thought she would bring a local touch to her speech. She proceeded to express her amazement with the hospitality accorded her with "Well, root my boots" much to the appreciation of the gathered Oz troops.

2. Another Seppo, more recently, was trying to fly out of Darwin, one Friday arvo. All flights were fully booked. The reservation clerk said "Sorry Ocker the Fokkers Chokka"

I would love to hear some comments from our Seppo mates on the faux pas Ozzies make in the US. My best was when addressing around 50 Seppos in California. Referring to office workers being busy, I said "beavering away" After much shuffling of feet and nervous glances at each other, the room broke up.

Not my most successful outcome.

Cliff Rogers
18th Apr 2006, 10:14 PM
Try the link below,
tm
http://www.dunway.com/html/aussie_slang.html

I just sent them an e-mail with several 'updates' & additions. :D

black1
18th Apr 2006, 10:55 PM
I just sent them an e-mail with several 'updates' & additions. :D


carn tellus what they were cobber:)