Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Here's a few fair dinkum bikes at Bicheno motorcycle museum Tasmania.
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  2. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    Honestly, I only understand about 1/4 of what you blokes are talking about at any time. :lol3


    thats ok because 1/2 of it is shit anyway
  3. tomo8r

    tomo8r Been here awhile

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    Fair Dinkum is really only used a bit more than crickey.

    And no one uses crickey. The only person that used crickey in living memory has been dead for a long time.

    The only language rules you really need to know are:

    It's a bloody scallop.

    And if you're beer comes in anything other than a schooner than you're in a horrible place.
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  4. tomo8r

    tomo8r Been here awhile

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    Oh, and in New Zealand just say "Chur bro" to everything.
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  5. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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    I have been thinking about resurrecting crikey - like you.

    It's just easier to say and type than by golly by gosh by jingo.
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  6. tomo8r

    tomo8r Been here awhile

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    Oops ...
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  7. JBtourer

    JBtourer Long timer

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    Worked there a few times Mouse.
    The secret to their GDP is an abundance of oil rigs just offshore. At the time the Brunei population was around 300k and apparently they did not have to pay any tax. The Sultan was a bit of a benevolent dictator you could say although he and his clan certainly helped themselves.
    I’ve been in a couple of the “garages”. Certainly a sight to see and the cars were only the start. Houses clad in marble. Games rooms which included full on flight simulators. Indoor cricket pitches. It went on and on. World class hotels/resorts that were more often then not empty.
    There was a big Aussie/Brit/Kiwi expat community working on the projects. We had some good gatherings, regular hare and hound runs through the jungle. At one party I met a young English lady, ex army who was a personal body guard to one of the Sultans two wives. $800k a year tax free she reckoned and that was about 20 years ago. She had some interesting stories.
    The no alcohol bit was a myth at the time. It was available but you needed to be discrete. Being publicly drunk was not a good idea. I’ve since heard that they’ve clamped down on it a bit more these days.

    Good memories of Brunei.
  8. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Have you ever been inland in any of the Australia States... Fair Dinkum, Crickey and Struth are the three most common words in the bush (without getting into the bad ones)...

    Follow by Sheila and the rest of the entire real Australian language that most young people don't even know it exist...

    You would be flat stick to find a person in the bush that doesn't speak real Australian....
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  9. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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  10. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Dunno, I thought he had some very valid points especially that one about a schooner.

    I've wandered a lot of oz and likewise don't think I've ever heard crikey used except for some tv comedian.
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  11. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Shit a brick, you drongos need a slap upside, there's a duck on the pond...


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  12. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Thanks Steve the ghost of the past, same day as 05, and it's Bathurst!

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  13. Russ

    Russ Long timer

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  14. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Yes, but again, you don't live in the bush either...
  15. ECKS-Man

    ECKS-Man Long timer

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    Dunno about you blokes, but Fair Dinkum is a well used phrase in my household. And a mate can be a cobber. G'day is a valid greeting.
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  16. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    I had it right, but then I looked at the way tomo8r spelt it and got confused.... :lol3
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  17. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Like a lizard drinking

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  18. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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    Drizabone...™
  19. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Most famous Crikey ever...

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  20. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    A very nice example too!
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