Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

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

  1. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    LMGTFY

    just get this on ya phone to speak aussie :lol3:lol3
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  2. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz 16 sleeps Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Oh, that nice man just told me to get stuffed. He must mean for me to enjoy a nice meal.

    "Google, what does get stuffed mean in Australian?"

    "Fuck off".

    :bluduh
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  3. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    see how easy it will be to get what people are telling you when your down here
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  4. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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    You are pretty much stuffed. Just wing it - fake it - don't over-think it. She'll be right.

    Might pay to not google or YouTube too much. You'll only be more confused. And don't think NZ will be different - well it is but...

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  5. darren70

    darren70 Loud pipes matter

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    probably more like this

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  6. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Oh dear

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  7. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Just goes to show you can prove anything...
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  8. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    Pete and Dud at their finest.
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  9. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    The birds and the bee's, honestly, and frankly explained.
    Gold :-)
    Though the man of silly walks did another version

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  10. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    There it is

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  11. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    I bet that was never shown on New Zealand Television.
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  12. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    Or as some of the older generation down here in Tassie say,
    How ya going cock.:eekers
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  13. grumpyoldbstrd

    grumpyoldbstrd Been here awhile

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    Ever wondered why so many Ozzie place names end with the letter “A”. There seems to be an extraordinary number of places, and it appears far more often than any other letter. It seems to be more predominant on the eastern side of the map, and more prevalent for country names. Oddly enough, there are very few in Tasmania.


    Perhaps it’s got something to do with the translation of the original inhabitant’s name for the area. Perhaps the sound now expressed by the letter “A” was originally meant that it was a place of water, or some such thing? Maybe this rationale could explain why so many south western WA towns end with the letters “UP”.


    Just curious, and throwing it out there to those of you who may be able to shine some light. Any etymologists out there?


    Here’s a few that come to mind just in the south east corner: Mallacoota, Merimbula, Tathra, Bega, Narooma, Bodalla, Bombala, Canberra, Coma, Tintaldra, Walwa, Mitta Mitta, Tumbarumba, Cabramurra, Kiandra, Wagga Wagga, Boorowa, Katoomba, Cootamundra, Moruya, Ulladulla, Nowra, Kiama, Benalla, Wangaratta, Yea, Euroa, Bandiana, Wodonga, Cowra, Echuca, Moama, Mulwala, Yarrawonga, Milawa, Tongala, Tatura, Mooroopna, Tallangatta, Tawonga, Kiewa, Dimboola, Avoca, Kaniva, Mildura, and of course, the unforgettable Tangambalanga.


    To quote Prof. Sumner Miller (and to show my age) – “Why is it so?”


    Speaking of “Why is it so?”, how come your phone’s key pad has the numbers arranged differently to your calculator?
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  14. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    A cluster around the Sunshine Coast:
    Yandina, Beerwah, Mooloolaba, Buddina, Warana, Tanawha, Birtinya, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Caloundra, Mudjimba, Marcoola, Yaroomba, Noosa, Cooroibah,
    Cootharaba, Cooloola, etc
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  15. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Long timer

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    one would think that the colonial surveyors were an unimaginative bunch of gits, so just went with the local indigenous dialect for the region.
  16. Portly

    Portly Plodder

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    I have always wondered why a lot of places in south west WA end in "up".
  17. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    If I remember my Australian history well there have been various directives over time to adopt local names where known, this goes back to First fleet days afaik.

    The other convention of course being naming them after various patrons eg Sydney, Brisbane etc.
  18. darren70

    darren70 Loud pipes matter

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    Now this interesting thread has been moved so it will disappear into oblivion some educational content for those who might care

    Back in the day all the Brits here started naming their towns after their homeland such as Stroud, Aberdeen, Beechworth, Dalby, G.tton , Winton to name but a few, they also named places after govonors, royalty , benefactors and people of influence.
    Lachlan Maquarie named everything after himself and his family also , not impressed by this the Presbyterian minister John Dunmore Lang wrote a poem called 'Colonial Nomenculture' which this is and extract

    ''Twas said of Greece two thousand years ago,
    That every stone i' the land had got a name.
    Of New South Wales too, men will soon say so too;
    But every stone there seems to get the same.
    "Macquarie" for a name is all the go:
    The old Scotch Governor was fond of fame,
    Macquarie Street, Place, Port, Fort, Town, Lake, River:
    "Lachlan Macquarie, Esquire, Governor," for ever!
    I like the native names, as Parramatta,
    And Illawarra, and Woolloomoolloo;
    Nandowra, Woogarora, Bulkomatta,
    Tomah, Toongabbie, Mittagong, Meroo;
    Buckobble, Cumleroy, and Coolingatta,
    The Warragumby, Bargo, Burradoo;
    Cookbundoon, Carrabaiga, Wingecarribbee,
    The Wollondilly, Yurumbon, Bungarribbee.
    I hate your Goulburn Downs and Goulburn Plains,
    And Goulburn River and the Goulburn Range,
    And Mount Goulburn and Goulburn Vale! One's brains
    Are turned with Goulburns! Vile scorbutic mange
    For immortality! Had I the reins"

    Then following this the Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell had a preference for Aboriginal names and gave instructions as such. A lot of what we have is the English interpretation of the Aboriginal word for an area. There were also others with the same philosophy such as such as the Victorian pastoralist James Dawson and may more of the time.
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  19. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    It's really only 6.48 p.m.
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  20. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    The time is what you want it to be.
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