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Ok, I'll start a thread too! :cool:
In an effort to help our non -Aussies understand our lingo, I'll start a thread on our slang words and / or words that are parculiar, common, here in Aust. So everybody, get onboard & add...
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Aaaaah! Doesn't that warm the cockles of your heart!
This is fun. I've always loved things Aussie and hope to visit someday. But Grace OZ is 'bugger me' really something people say? It must mean the same thing there as it does here........
If you come here and say it and people take it literally, you'll want to keep your back to the wall.:roll :chuckle
Actually, it doesn't quite mean the same thing.....not in the general context of "bugger me" or "oh bugger it", anyway.....and yes, we really do say it!!
Kavi "bugger Me" definately doesent refer to acts which some would label as indecent or illegal. MHN
Sandgroper - loved the poem - I'm sure that my husband wrote that one!!!!
Yes we do use it in real life...
I use it all the time, one single word can mean so many things....
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Cockroaches- New South Welshmen
Apple munchers- Tasmanians
Sandgropers- West Aussies
Don't know what the others are
Jan 31, '03 by
South Aussies- croweaters
Mexicans - Victorians (if you are from New South Wales)
- New South Welshmen & Victorians (if you are from Queensland)
Sandgroper, I've gone all homesick and teary-eyed now!