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E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:22 AM
We studied some Australian English in my class, my question: what do these words and expressions mean? And yes, I know the answer :p

1. Bities
2. A coldie
3. Oldies
4. A pommy :o
5. A prezzy
6. A seppo
7. bathers
8. It is cactus
9. A dipstick
10. Tall poppies
11. Tucker
12. Waggin' School
13. Apples, she'll be
14. Cut lunch
15. Dunny
16. Daks
17. Crook

martinafan
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:40 AM
1. Bities
2. A coldie - a beer
3. Oldies
4. A pommy - someone from england
5. A prezzy - a present/gift
6. A seppo
7. bathers - swimming costume
8. It is cactus - whatever u had planned is out the window, not on anymore
9. A dipstick
10. Tall poppies
11. Tucker - dinner
12. Waggin' School - skipping classes
13. Aplples, she'll be
14. Cut lunch
15. Dunny - the toilet
16. Daks - pants/underwear
17. Crook - feeling sick

Gosh, i really should know more of these...but oh well ;)

Osssge
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:49 AM
But I know what wrigglie is!!

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:50 AM
1. Bities - not sure... I know biddy is an old person who interferes though! ;)
2. A coldie - a beer
3. Oldies - old people?
4. A pommy :o - person from Britain
5. A prezzy - present
6. A seppo - person from America (septic tank)??
7. bathers - swimming costume
8. It is cactus - doesn;t work, or it's broken
9. A dipstick - an idiot
10. Tall poppies - any person who does well in their field
11. Tucker - food
12. Waggin' School - not turning up to class
13. Apples, she'll be - eveything will turn out OK
14. Cut lunch - sandwich
15. Dunny - toilet
16. Daks - underpants
17. Crook - thief

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:51 AM
All correct so far except:


Oldies :)
Tall poppies

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:52 AM
lol hey yeah! hehe crook can mean sick too! lol Hadn't thought of that!

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:53 AM
ehh... I'm sure I had apples, she'll be and tall poppy right!

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by inkyfan
6. A seppo - person from America (septic tank)??
13. Apples, she'll be - eveything will turn out OK


Well found :eek:
I never thought you would find apples she'll be

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by ~H707~
1. Bities - ??? If its meant to be Bite - ies ... it may mean a meal or snack


They reffered to it as: Candy, Sweets

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:56 AM
well, I dunno what the hell you mean by a tall poppy if my explanation wasn't right... we have a thing here called "tall poppy syndrome" which is when people put down others who do well at their job just because they do well... so I would assume a tall poppy is someone who does really well at their job... :confused:

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:57 AM
Inkyfan, you're close with Tall poppies but not exactly right :D

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:58 AM
Tall poppies: Famous persons, V.I.P.

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Rhythmboy
Well found :eek:
I never thought you would find apples she'll be

found? lol I didn't look any of them up... I did it off the top of my head... we use those expressions alot... no need to look it up! ;)

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by Rhythmboy
They reffered to it as: Candy, Sweets

That's the only one I never heard! lol

tss... tall poppies don't HAVE to be famous! :p But I guess if it's someone who does well in their job, then they can be cut down too and they are usually well known! ;)

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 12:01 PM
I have one for you... do you know what we mean when we say "dead horse"? :p (It's rhyming slang) ;)

or how about "johnny scratchers"? :p

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by inkyfan
I have one for you... do you know what we mean when we say "dead horse"? :p (It's rhyming slang) ;)

or how about "johnny scratchers"? :p

Dead horse: old news?

I have no idea about the Johnny thing :o

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 12:05 PM
I've got some others:

- It's London to a brick
- A boozer
- to have a blue
- to chunder

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 12:45 PM
- It's London to a brick - no idea! lol Does it mean it's similar to London?
- A boozer - an alky (alcoholic)
- to have a blue - have a fight.argument
- to chunder - be sick

DutchieGirl
Jan 25th, 2003, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by Rhythmboy
Dead horse: old news?

I have no idea about the Johnny thing :o

lol dead horse = tomato sauce
johnny scratchers = a box of matches

see it rhymes... ;)

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by inkyfan
- It's London to a brick - no idea! lol Does it mean it's similar to London?
- to chunder - be sick

those aren't exactly right yet :p

to chunder = to throw up

Mattographer
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:18 PM
Bram, you looks bushed and rat-shit...

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:25 PM
:rolleyes:

Mattographer
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:48 PM
So, you know these words? :p

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:51 PM
1) 'you looks' is grammatical very uncorrect and I don't think even the aussies would say that
2) I do NOT look like George W Bush
3) and I don't know what rat-shit is, I have this idea btu I'm uncertain

Mattographer
Jan 25th, 2003, 02:11 PM
bushed means very tired and rat-shit means awful! :p

E. Blackadder
Jan 25th, 2003, 02:12 PM
Well bush looks tired :rolleyes:

angele87
Jan 25th, 2003, 02:25 PM
I've had this site bookmarked on my computer for ages : http://www.koalanet.com/australian-slang.html :o