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    Just a lesson in Oz Speak

    Just something came up elsewhere, so I thought it was best to start a new thread. It came about because we have a beer called piss.

    LINK --> http://www.pi55.com/


    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Hmmm, I might have to try those. VB has those commercials kind of like our Budweiser does, but with a western flavor to them. Tooheys sounds familiar. Piss beer? You guys are too funny. You do know what the American meaning of the word piss is? It's about the same color, too. Still I might have to try it though.

    Yes, it's the same here, but it's also slang for beer, go to the pub and suck some piss = go to the hotel for a beer. Or to take the piss out of someone = is to ridicule them. To be on the piss means to be consuming alcoholic drinks (normally with the view of getting drunk) and that the best type of piss is cheap piss or free piss and that to be pissed = drunk and if you get too pissed here, you're pissed as a fart.

    And if its pissing down means its raining lots.

    Some other popular sayings are

    Fair dinkum : true, genuine
    Dry as a dead dingo's donger: very dry
    Flat out like a lizard drinking : flat out, busy
    Bloke : man, guy
    True blue : patriotic
    G'day : hello!
    Hooroo : goodbye
    Wuss : coward; nervous person or animal
    Pig's arse! : I don't agree with you
    Liquid laugh : vomit
    Veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
    Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
    Plonk : cheap wine
    Wombat : somebody who eats, roots and leaves
    Root (verb and noun) : synonym for f**k in nearly all its senses: "I feel rooted"; "this washing machine is rooted"; "(s)he's a good root". A very useful word in fairly polite company.
    B & S : Bachelors' and Spinsters' Ball - a very enjoyable party usually held in rural areas
    Chook : a chicken
    Mystery bag : a sausage
    Furphy : false or unreliable rumour
    Bush : the hinterland, the Outback, anywhere that isn't in town
    Figjam : "F**k I'm good; just ask me". Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves.
    Stoked : very pleased
    Banana bender : a person from Queensland
    Sandgroper : a person from Western Australia
    Mexican : a person from south of the Queensland or New South Wales border
    Wowser : straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport
    Who opened their lunch? : OK, who farted?
    Bingle : motor vehicle accident
    Crack a fat : get an erection
    Mate : buddy, friend

    That's just on the top of my head.

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    Thanks for the lesson in Australian English Slang. I learn something new every day. I've heard of some of these expressions but others are down right funny. Especially for the non or mis informed such as myself.

    The only images I have had of Australians center around fighting Crocodiles.

    Paul Hogan aka Crocodile Dundee

    Steve Irwin aka The Croc Hunter, RIP

    And for the women, and I am possibly dating myself but here goes.

    Olivia Newton John famous actress and singer

    Probably some Rock groups in there but I can't think of them off the top of my head.


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    Well what about Emilie de Ravin, who plays Claire Littleton in Lost ~



    Alan Dale (Ugly Betty)



    Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck & Charmed) (son of a former Prime Minister of Oz)



    .....just 3 I can think in current TV shows ~ *LOL* ~ and I'm told they're filming The Bold and The Beautiful or similar here and one of the actresses throws in some Aussie slang.

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    That explains it, those are current shows. Within the past few years my computer has replaced my TV so I don't watch as much as I used to. These look like they would be good actors, though.


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    How about Claudia Black?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BEB View Post
    How about Claudia Black?

    I absolutely adore her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat650 View Post
    Well what about Emilie de Ravin, who plays Claire Littleton in Lost ~
    So when is Qantas going to sue Lost for implying that flights from Australia tend to end up on islands run by mad scientists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEB View Post
    How about Claudia Black?

    I'd hit it!!!
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Hey Wombat, you forgot being out in the Wup Wup (or however you spell it). Ya drongo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Hey Wombat, you forgot being out in the Wup Wup (or however you spell it). Ya drongo.
    You mean Woop Woop? Sorry mate!!!

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    No worries, yer great galah. Just that I worked on the same team as a guy who was ex Aussie army for 15 years, so got used to the terms. He's retired now and back in Oz.
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    Ok, I know, I'm bad, or mis-informed, not sure which. I keep hearing Australia referred to as Oz so does that have any thing to do with "The Land of Oz" or "The Wizard of Oz"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Ok, I know, I'm bad, or mis-informed, not sure which. I keep hearing Australia referred to as Oz so does that have any thing to do with "The Land of Oz" or "The Wizard of Oz"?
    Australia ~ pronounced Ostraylea

    Aussie ~ pronounced Ozzy

    thus....Oz, hope that helps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BEB View Post
    How about Claudia Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper_132 View Post
    I'd hit it!!!
    and in character, she'd hit back!!!

    And those 3 aren't great actors, Hugh Jackman (X-men and others) and Rachel Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters) are good.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat650 View Post
    Australia ~ pronounced Ostraylea

    Aussie ~ pronounced Ozzy

    thus....Oz, hope that helps.



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