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Offline Untidy Shop

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A guide to Aussie Slang?
« on: July 11, 2016, 01:26 AM »
G Day Cobbers. Have a chuckle at this!
For non Aussies, this is your 4 min guide of 'education' time.  [smile]



And a 'Dovalacky' is that thing/tool/attachment over there that I cannot remember the name of! A common tool on Aussie worksites and in shops.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 02:40 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Kev

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Re: A guide to Aussie Slang?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 01:31 AM »
G Day Cobbers. Have a chuckle at this!
For non Aussies, this is your 4 min guide of 'education' time.  [smile]



What a vap!

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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: A guide to Aussie Slang?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 02:33 AM »
G Day Cobbers. Have a chuckle at this!
For non Aussies, this is your 4 min guide of 'education' time.  [smile]


What a vap!

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Mmmm @Kev  [smile]

VAP - Ventallator - Associated Pneumonia!?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventilator-associated_pneumonia
Or
VAMP
https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/vamp
. . . . . . .   an attractive, dangerously flirtatious woman. A vamp in an old movie might wear tight clothes and bright red lipstick.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 02:36 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: A guide to Aussie Slang?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 02:57 AM »
What a vap!

@Untidy Shop

Mmmm @Kev  [smile]

VAP - Ventallator - Associated Pneumonia!?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventilator-associated_pneumonia
Or
VAMP
https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/vamp
. . . . . . .   an attractive, dangerously flirtatious woman. A vamp in an old movie might wear tight clothes and bright red lipstick.
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Offline Holmz

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Re: A guide to Aussie Slang?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 04:19 AM »
"Old fella" is the male counterpart to fanny.

Here is another:

Offline Kev

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Re: A guide to Aussie Slang?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 04:45 AM »
"Old fella" is the male counterpart to fanny.

Here is another:


Urgghhh - She looks pretty, then the mouth opens [sad] [embarassed]

I'm guessing most "Australians" that make it into celebrity in the US are from an acting or modelling profession. Not the best examples of Aussies. The thing that makes me cringe more than anything is an American trying to put on an Australian accent .. the act truly deserves raw death penalty and should be avoided at any cost .... Gard Bwess Amerrycar !!!
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Offline Holmz

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Re: A guide to Aussie Slang?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 06:30 AM »
Maybe I am more tolerant than I should be?
"I'd crack on-ta-it."

Offline waterloomarc

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Re: A guide to Aussie Slang?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 07:42 AM »
"Old fella" is the male counterpart to fanny.

Here is another:


Urgghhh - She looks pretty, then the mouth opens [sad] [embarassed]

I'm guessing most "Australians" that make it into celebrity in the US are from an acting or modelling profession. Not the best examples of Aussies. The thing that makes me cringe more than anything is an American trying to put on an Australian accent .. the act truly deserves raw death penalty and should be avoided at any cost .... Gard Bwess Amerrycar !!!

Perhaps it would help to know that hearing a Yankee (northern American) attempt to speak Southern in movies is just as unbearable to watch and cringe worthy. Like nails on a chalkboard. We can't get an accent right in our own backyard I can't imagine how bad we butcher one on the other side of the world.  In fairness I do a lousy New Yorker too.