Slingin' that slang - Squishy Forum -pamie.com
This is Page 4 (and my entry) in a well good thread on Pamie's forum, about Slang. There are some I'm just bound to pick up, tempted to print the whole (5 pages!!) thing out and insert a new one into my vocab each week. It rocks like Bob!
Posted September 24, 2000 02:58 PM
"Australians are all over this slang thing.
Fuckwit, fuckwittage, fuckwittery, Fucken' Oath; which in polite company can be reduced down to Ken Oath.
I'm so hungry I could eat the crotch out of a low flying duck.
Holy snapping duck shit!
I'll be off like a) a bucket of prawns in the sun. b) a brides nightie (US Equiv= prom dress, I'm told).
Flat out like a lizard drinking.
As useless as: a) Handbrake on a Holden (have to know the car to get that one),
b) Hip pockets on a sock,
c)Tits on a bull.
shout; as in it's my shout, as in It's my turn to pay for this round of drinks.
He's a real drongo; he's an idiot
Dag; this ones hard to explain. It's usually used to describe someone who's a bit uncool, but it's not derogatory especially. As in "I was dressed in my dag clothes.". or if you make a tit of yourself "I felt like *such* a Dag!". The other definition of a dag is the bits of shit that get caught around the sheeps arse, or
as a verb, the removal of the bits of flesh and wool around the sheeps arse so that bit doesn't get flyblown, so it's a pretty fluid word.
Go fuck yourself sideways with a wire brush is my fave for taligating loonies.
Sex on a stick is a matched pair with I could lick him like a lollie.
My USA'n spouses favourite swear phrase is shitfuckdamnpisshell.
We have a few choice phrases for throwing up also; chunder, Chuck Chunder, spew (Usually used like "I spewed my guts up"), talking on the porcelain telephone to God, Technicolour Yawn.
Dry as a dead dingoes donger; means I'm thirsty, or it's particularly dry weather. Donger=dick.
I'm not very good with the American word "ass", it doesn't trip off the tongue in my accent. Whup Arse just sounds silly.