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Old 04-27-2002, 07:46 PM   #1
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Funny Words- What does your country say?????

after reading Lazyboys post in another forum where he used the word 'langers' which meant drunk, I was wondering what other delighful words I am missing out on. I know that Australians use heaps of words that are unique to here, and I guess you only realise this when you are talking to someone from another country, I guess some of our lesser known words, that I myself use all the time would be-

bottle-o: place where you buy alcohol
arvo: afternoon
bludger- lazy person
durry- cigarette
Give it a burl- to give something a go
Going off- something that is really good eg: 'how was the party last night?' 'oh it was going off!'
Trackie daks- tracksuit pants
Jack shit- nothing

that is all I can thik of at the moment
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THe guy who lived next to me in uni was from England and told us that they call cigarettes fags.

And then he said, "But you NEVER say...Can I bum a fag?" when you're asking for a cigarette...
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BTW - Oz - what's a dag?

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I am always asking people "where ya to?" and they give me strange looks. I think I picked it up in Newfoundland when I went there because I picked up the slag really fast.

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Where I grew up (Southern New England), they call sub sandwiches grinders. I thought it was completey normal till I moved and tried to order a "grinder" from a sub shop, I got some mighty strange looks.

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BTW - Oz - what's a dag?

A dag is generally a funny person- I only said it just recently to this guy who I like- he was doing this silly dance whilst he was a bit drunk and I said 'You are such a dag!'- it seemed appropriate in that context

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Where I grew up (Southern New England), they call sub sandwiches grinders. I thought it was completey normal till I moved and tried to order a "grinder" from a sub shop, I got some mighty strange looks.

lol -- we have a long tradition here of selling grinders at state fairs here. (I live in Iowa, BTW) But we usually call them subs.

Hmm.. everyone seems to look at me funny when I say sleet. I thought it was a fairly universal word, but apparently not. Other than that.. I don't think we have any unique words around here, but the way we pronounce things sometimes is pretty bad "He'll play much betterer!"

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Do you mean sleet like rain mixed with snow, or do you mean something else??
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a dag is generally someone who's a bit of a dork, doesnt have the right clothes, or moves lol
But its now more commonly used as a term of endearment if someone is a little silly.
Dag is actually one of my nicknames

Oz, should we tell them what it really means?
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Americans - What the HELL is a po-boy?
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one of the tastiest sammiches ever concocted!

It's usualy shrimp or oysters (breaded/fried) with lettuce/tomato/special sauce on a long roll....but you Cajuns feel free to correct me!

Up on Wisconsin, we say, "do you want to come with?" when going somewhere, and "hey" or "aina" at the end of questions ("cold day out, hey?" "that's a big fish, aina?")

In Texas we say "put it up" when you put something away; "might coulda done that," "fixin to" (go somewhere/do something) and of course "y'all" for you all...plural possessive is "all y'all's!"

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Here's a question for our Irish and British Interferencers:

What does "smugging" mean? Cause I'm reading a James Joyce novel, and the characters were talking about some people smugging. What is it?
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I have decided I should adopt Australian slang. some dag gave it a burl this arvo. hehehehe.

that's too cool. Far too cool for this world.
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I have decided I should adopt Australian slang. some dag gave it a burl this arvo. hehehehe.

that's too cool. Far too cool for this world.
I find it embarrassing.....

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The offie- place where one can purchase alcohol usually said by "spides" who are ppl with very STRONG belfast accents and wear luminous sports gear!


Thats all i can think of for now


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