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aussie slang #217342
06/27/14 10:22 AM
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underdaks


underpants. From daks meaning pants. Also called underchunders or underdungers.

Bibliography: Macquarie Best Aussie Slang. 2008. James Lambert, editor. Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd (online edition 2014).


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Re: aussie slang [Re: Bazr] #217366
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aerial ping-pong

Aerial ping-pong is a jocular (and frequently derisive) name for Australian National Football (or Aussie Rules as it is popularly called).

The term derives from the fact that the play in this game is characterised by frequent exchanges of long and high kicks.

It is used largely by people from States in which Rugby and not Australian Rules is the major football code. This interstate rivalry is evident in the citations in the Australian National Dictionary:

1964 Footy Fan (Melbourne): Sydney folk are generally curious about this religion or mania which they term 'aerial ping pong' or 'Aussie Rules'.

1965 F. Hardy, Yarns of Billy Borker: That's not football, mate, it's aerial ping-pong.

1973 J. Dunn, How to Play Football: Sydneysiders like to call Australian Rules 'aerial ping-pong'.

1980 H. Lunn, Behind the Banana Curtain: I won't comment much on their football - called aerial pingpong in Queensland - because I don't understand it.

A team from Sydney was admitted to the national competition in 1982, and one from Brisbane was admitted in 1987. These teams are based in traditional Rugby areas, yet have drawn very large crowds, and have been very successful. It will be interesting to see if the term aerial ping-pong survives.

Reference: Australian National Dictionary Centre


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Re: aussie slang [Re: Bazr] #217375
06/28/14 11:38 AM
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I remember my first encounters with Australian Rules football. We would note that at some times a player would get penalised for doing nothing more than getting too close to an opposing player while at other times he could smash headlong into an opposing player and the ref would just look away. Then we watched a game with an Ozzie who actually knew the game and he explained the concept of the mark to us.

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Just as long as you have your eye on the ball and not the player everything is usually OK.


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Re: aussie slang [Re: Bazr] #217389
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Doovalacky : used whenever you can't remember what something is called. Thingummyjig, whatsit.


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Re: aussie slang [Re: Bazr] #217505
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Figjam : "Gee I'm good; just ask me". Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves.


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Re: aussie slang [Re: Bazr] #217527
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London to a brick : absolute certainty


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Re: aussie slang [Re: Bazr] #217549
07/09/14 12:04 AM
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This is one that I use a lot:

Mucking around
Meaning: acting in a way that others generally don't like.
Example: She got very mad at the way he was mucking around.


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Re: aussie slang [Re: Bazr] #217559
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Enjoying yourself here Bazr??


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Re: aussie slang [Re: LukeJavan8] #217560
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Luke,

Just updating you on a broad knowledge of the Australian Idiom.


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