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View Poll Results: So Edge doesn't have to rifle through 200 posts, are you an Aussie? Where you at?

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  • New South Wales

    6 11.32%
  • Northern Territory

    1 1.89%
  • Queensland

    1 1.89%
  • South Australia

    7 13.21%
  • Tasmania

    1 1.89%
  • Victoria

    5 9.43%
  • Western Australia

    5 9.43%
  • ACT (the forgotten territory)

    1 1.89%
  • Eastern Isles known as NZ

    2 3.77%
  • I'm Aussie but mind your own freaken business as to where I live

    3 5.66%
  • Ex-pat

    1 1.89%
  • Protest! I'm not Aussie but wanna vote!

    20 37.74%
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  1. #201
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    POP QUIZ
    Australian Slang

    define:

    tradie
    sanga
    cheerio
    slag
    smoke-o
    tucka
    biff
    lefty
    boss
    sundee'
    snap
    bogan
    yobo
    tinnie
    sheela
    wog
    cossies/cozies (how do i spell it?!!)
    fully sick
    fair dinkum
    johnny
    ruddy
    (add more if you can think of them)

    answers
    tradesman, i.e plumber, builder, carpenter
    sandwich
    cocktail frankfurt, also unfortunatley known as "little boys"
    trashy woman
    a quick/casual tea break, traditionally occapanied by a cigarette.
    food
    a fight between football players?
    left turn
    equivalent to awesome and cool
    alternate pronouciation of sunday. also applies to other days of the week such and mundee', tuezdee', wendzdee, etc
    punch "i snapped 'im"
    person of low class and taste, similar to red neck
    a shifty and poor person
    im actually not sure on this one
    a female
    ethnic person
    swimsuit
    translates to "im ethnic and the subject of our conversation is impressive"
    roughly translates to unbelievable
    john howard
    kevin rudd

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    ^^Oh, cool, a learning experience. Win!

    All I've known from Australian slang so far is:

    Out of one's tree
    Shicker
    Boiled
    Alderman Lushington is concerned
    Got a gutful of piss
    Blistered
    Blithered
    Dithered
    Flakers
    To have the wobbly boot on
    Blotto
    Paralytic
    Pissed as a parrot


    Answer - all of the above mean "drunk"

    And believe me, this was an actual school assignment.

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    I can't remember where you're from, Nocap. USA or Engerland? If you're American and as unreasonably addicted to American candy as most of your compatriots I've met you might want to bring your own supply. Peanut-butter varieties of chocolate bars haven't taken off here. And our ranch dressing sucks as well. Try to avoid the trap of brand-namedropping. Unless the Aussie you're talking to is planning to go to America soon it's not that interesting to hear about who makes the best Macaroni and Cheese.

    Oh and if you're going to Perth in summer beware of the sun. Forget the temperature -- our ozone is dodgy. You'll burn in probably half the usual time. I'm not sure what other cities are like in that departnment. Darwin's fine.

    Tell everyone how much you love Australia and they'll be putty in your hands. That's pretty standard travel advice of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge View Post
    - don't waste a second of precious life in canberra (sorry victor) unless you're the blandest person on the planet.
    Living in Canberra is like falling into a bowl of honey and cream.

    And even the barmaids call me, "Love".

    "What'll you 'ave, Love?".

    "Honey and cream", I say, "just like you".

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    visiting it is like going to an old folks village.
    and everyone seems cranky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    ^^Oh, cool, a learning experience. Win!

    All I've known from Australian slang so far is:

    Out of one's tree
    Shicker
    Boiled
    Alderman Lushington is concerned
    Got a gutful of piss
    Blistered
    Blithered
    Dithered
    Flakers
    To have the wobbly boot on
    Blotto
    Paralytic
    Pissed as a parrot

    Answer - all of the above mean "drunk"

    And believe me, this was an actual school assignment.
    haha, wow. you know more than i do. all i've ever heard of/used is: smashed, hammered, wasted, drunk, pissed, blind
    pretty vanilla

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    I've lived in Brisbane a bit and it is much like Perth only humid. The city is a lot more clustered too. I wish I took photos but alas it was a bit of chill out experience.

    I lived in Melbourne a bit too and the tram lines were interesting. I once slept under the bridge because I didn't have a credit card and couldn't stay at the backpacker hotel without it, didn't accept cash. I was going wtf. well either way, it was an interesting experience.

    And Perth isn't that hot. What I simply do not understand is brickies going to work shirtless or going to the beach during the middle of the day. Any wonder Australia has such a high skin cancer rate. These people obviously misunderstand the slogan slip slap slop, even spelled out in a catchy way so this stays in the memory banks. Yet time and again you see people walking around without sunscreen, hats, glasses, shirts, in shorts and well who can really blame them...its a hot part of the world. who needs solarium's when you gets ozone free sun baking goodness for free.

    Just watch out for the sharks, yes there are shark attacks from time to time.

    Nothing to do with Quokkas though they can only be found on Rottnest Island.



    I don't think introducing foxes to help maintain the rabbit poppulation is working either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayoitsStepho View Post
    I actually wanna move to Australia soon...I'm sure that doesnt make me any cooler, but I wanted to throw that out there to show my love for you all.
    The truth is that what you see is what you are. And what you are is what you see.

    However we perceive by making distinctions. And the more distinctions, the more we see.

    So although we always see what we are, we can increase what we see by increasing the distinctions we make.

    For instance you love and so you see love around you, while I am honey and cream and so have fallen into a big bowl of honey and cream called Canberra.

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    Default Canberra or the Gold Coast?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edge View Post
    - don't waste a second of precious life in canberra (sorry victor) unless you're the blandest person on the planet.

    -oh and two words, GOLD COAST.
    Canberra is for those who want to learn, to work and create.

    And Canberra is for the elite and the best and brightest.

    While the Gold Coast is a large retirement village.

    When you are tired of Canberra, you are tired of life and go and live on the Gold Coast.

    Whereas Canberra is both powerful and beautiful and so naturally attracts powerful and beautiful individuals.

    And being powerful and beautiful, the Capital of a Continent and half of another, Canberra incites envy and ressentiment.

    Canberra is a designed and designer city, the tallest of tall poppies in a culture where the cutting down of tall poppies is a national sport.

    But those that survive are our true tall poppies - powerful and beautiful.

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    ^Lol.

    Not a fan of the GC at all, I must say. With the possible exception of my father's little enclave, it feels completely desolate in that glitzy-exterior/void-of-an-interior-and-trying-to-fill-the-void way. All that relentless sunshine and leathery skin and the archetypal GC culture.

    I couldn't wait to head off to more wintry climes and temperaments.

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