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‘I don’t know if I’m Arthur or Martha’: Aussie phrases added to dictionary

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posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 01:34 AM
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Aussie phrases “wouldn’t know a tram was up him until the conductor
rang a bell” and “I don’t know if I’m Arthur or Martha” have been added
to the Australian National Dictionary.
The update adds more than 6000 new Australian words and phrases,
including words from more than 100 indigenous languages.
It now has definitions and the history of 16,000 words and phrases unique
to Australia.
Babyccino, long black, battered sav, chiko roll, dagwood dog and fairy bread
— all everyday descriptions of what we eat and drink, but only now officially
recorded.
“Carry on like a pork chop”, “couldn’t run a chook raffle” and “a cup of tea,
a Bex and good lie down” are included, as are “do a Bradbury”, “straight to
the pool room” etc.

‘I don’t know if I’m Arthur or Martha’: Aussie phrases added to dictionary

Congrats Straya .
Most of the new entries have been around for yonks ...
ages , forever ,fossils , stretch ,old as the hills , sesh , first boat ago , donkeys years .
Good for a giggle

My personal favourite ,

" do a Bradbury " !

or " if only you knew " ? ..... actually , that one's mine !


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posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 01:41 AM
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Two of mine that didnt make it

Bum nut or cackle berry both meaning the same thing and the good old Date Roll, not a cake

Most Aussies should guess them both by logic or illogic reasoning
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posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 01:58 AM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

i got dingleberries strweth



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: radarloveguy

Sounds like a bit of political correctness to me.

Trying to make out our traditional aussieisms are alive and well and all the while we are becoming more and more American all the time. Dunno why aussies reckon things American are superior to things Australian.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: radarloveguy

This seems appropriate..........


Sittin' at home last Sunday mornin' me mate Boomerrang Said he was havin' a few people around for a barbie, Said he might Kookaburra or two.
I said, "Sounds great, will Wallaby there?"
He said "Yeah and Vegemite come too".
So I said to the wife "Do you wanna Goanna?". She said "I'll go if Dingos".
So I said "Wattle we do about Nulla?"
He said "Nullabors me to tears, leave him at home."

We got to the party about two and walked straight out the kitchen to put some booze in the fridge. And you wouldn't believe it, there's Boomer's wife Warra sittin there tryin to Platypus!
Now, I don't like to speak Illawarra, but I was shocked, I mean how much can a Koala bear.
So I grabbed a beer, flashed me Wangarratta and went out and joined the party.

Pretty soon Ayers Rocks in and things really started jumpin'. This Indian girl, Marsu, turns up, dying to go to the toilet but she couldn't find it. I said to me mate Al, "Hey, where can Marsupial?" He said "She can go outback with the fellas, she's probably seen a cockatoo".

Well just then Warra comes out of the kitchen with a few drinks for everybody. Fairdinkum, you've never seen a Coolabah maid. I grabbed a beer and said, "Thanks Warra - tah".........
Australiana



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
Two of mine that didnt make it

Bum nut or cackle berry both meaning the same thing and the good old Date Roll, not a cake

Most Aussies should guess them both by logic or illogic reasoning


Nuthin' like a coupla embryos for breakfast .... if there's no beer !!!!



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: radarloveguy

And just for the record it " been around for donkeys ears" not years


Rarely see anyone get that right ! lol

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This guy throws slang



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Here is his funny undy ad


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posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 03:43 AM
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originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: radarloveguy

Dunno why aussies reckon things American are superior to things Australian.

Aussies must be jealous of the U.S having 50 states ...... we've only got six

Australia is the planet's sixth largest country after Russia, Canada, China,
the USA, and Brazil. At 7 692 024 km2, it accounts for just five percent of
the world's land area of 149 450 000 km2, and although it is the smallest
continental land mass, it is the world's largest island.
www.ga.gov.au...






posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 03:45 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Sounds like a bit of political correctness to me.


I don't know... our slang is anything but politically correct



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