My Beaut of a Land...

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    Dec 29, 2009 3:59 AM GMT


    I was born in South America. My father was a bit of a digger at the time and helped his bizzo excel. He was definitely on a good wicket and as an ankle biter, my oldies decided to move to brizzie. I consider myself a ridgie didge banana bender because my first memories of life belong to that beaut of a town. I remember falling in love with the meatpies, apple skewers, and vegemite sangers for brekkie and other awesome tucker. I recall visiting much of the big smoke but particularly when I got to see beyond the black stump. We packed on all the swags, my father loaded the ute with tinnies and had some yummie dampers at nightfall. The memory of the setting sun on those nights will be engraved into my memory forever.

    It all came to an abrupt end when at the age of 11 the dog and bone went off and my father said, “By any tick of the clock we will become yanks!”. I said “rack off, I want to grow up here and become a dinkum larrikin, kick the footy for Geelong , and try XXXX till I piss on the wobbly boot!”. “She’ll be right” is all he said.

    So here I am now in this city cohabitating with these ginormous mozzies for too long and thinking I’ve gone walkabout too long. It will be a corker of a day when I make that move soon, but I am still unsure if I want to remain a banana bender, become a Mexican, a sand groper, or a top ender….
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    Dec 29, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    Shit, guess it's too foreign
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    Dec 29, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    I have no idea where to begin on that... umm, did you write this? cause many of the aussie slangs you use are well.. incorrect.
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    Dec 29, 2009 6:02 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI have no idea where to begin on that... umm, did you write this? cause many of the aussie slangs you use are well.. incorrect.


    c'mon lilT, dont come the raw the prawn with Aussieboy.

    is that a correct usage?
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    Dec 29, 2009 6:06 AM GMT
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    lilTanker saidI have no idea where to begin on that... umm, did you write this? cause many of the aussie slangs you use are well.. incorrect.


    c'mon lilT, dont come the raw the prawn with Aussieboy.

    is that a correct usage?

    Umm, no....
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    Dec 29, 2009 6:07 AM GMT
    dang it. when I had to deal with the outermost QLD islands for work, Id hear that often, Dont come the raw prawn with me.
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    Dec 29, 2009 7:16 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI have no idea where to begin on that... umm, did you write this? cause many of the aussie slangs you use are well.. incorrect.


    Pickle me grand mother. I'm not so sure about that, as I understood all of it. Sure some slang I've not heard since I left the bush, gosh how I regret being off quicker than a bucket of prawns left in the sun. to live in the big smock. But slang changes from State from state too.

    What we call potato cakes, the New South Welsh Men call potato scallopsicon_rolleyes.gif

    Well gotta get out to shampoo me car battery, and vacuum the oven.
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    Dec 29, 2009 7:19 AM GMT
    RST2009 saiddang it. when I had to deal with the outermost QLD islands for work, Id hear that often, Don't come the raw prawn with me.


    Lets hope his chocks turn into emu's, and kick his dunny door down.

    Yes I know "don't come the raw prawn with me", albeit, I never used it.
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    Dec 29, 2009 9:04 AM GMT
    Haven't feed the chocks for a few days, so I think I go and have moment with Mrs Palmer, and her 5 daughters.
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    Dec 29, 2009 9:20 AM GMT
    Matey you need to come back down any tic of the clock. bring your swag if you won't to sleep outside, and a slab, is entry fee. Just be good to the air hostess. We can go see some aerial ping pong, have some amber fluid, just don't go arse over tit. Just don't do it during scholl holidays, to many ankle bitters around. We could even do a bachelors and spinsters ball, but most of them are out the back of Burk Apples she'll be; have a go.

    Strewth, if me dog let out a bit more chock, and he would of started
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    Dec 29, 2009 11:05 AM GMT
    RST2009 saiddang it. when I had to deal with the outermost QLD islands for work, Id hear that often, Dont come the raw prawn with me.

    Oh your using a queensland phrase.. *coughs* erm, well, they are a unique group of people those queenslanders... it's always best to just ignore them mostly
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    Dec 29, 2009 11:28 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    RST2009 saiddang it. when I had to deal with the outermost QLD islands for work, Id hear that often, Don't come the raw prawn with me.

    Oh your using a Queensland phrase.. *coughs* erm, well, they are a unique group of people those queenslanders... it's always best to just ignore them mostly


    Some truth there. But I'm not sure about ignoring them though.
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    Dec 29, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
    People from Brisbane talk weird. I lived in Sydney until I was 8.. and I don't remember anyone using any of that slang.
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    Dec 29, 2009 12:17 PM GMT
    *sigh* don't you have a pig to hunt? I swear, the north worries me, it really does.

    btw, on a point of agreeing subjects, to come the raw prawn (attempt to put one over in the first person), would one say 'don't GO the raw prawn with (insert 3rd party name here)'.

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    Dec 29, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
    Daedalus304 said*sigh* don't you have a pig to hunt? I swear, the north worries me, it really does.



    all of the north? or only the north east? there's a hell of a lot of Australia further north than the Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra region ... which, thankfully is such a loooong way away

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    Dec 29, 2009 1:12 PM GMT
    indeed there is more then NSW/Canberra, there is also Victoria.. the rest are just weird oddities and even Victoria is a little on the odd side too...
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    Dec 29, 2009 2:19 PM GMT
    That was like reading a Bryce Courtenay novel with the worlds all jumbled up. Like "Four Fires" gone wrong.

    God I miss Oz.
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    Dec 29, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidThat was like reading a Bryce Courtenay novel with the worlds all jumbled up. Like "Four Fires" gone wrong.

    God I miss Oz.

    And Australia misses you, we demand you return immediately upon your return you will require a physical performed by yours truly!!
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    Dec 29, 2009 2:30 PM GMT
    Hahahaha...well, with a little luck, I'll be in Sydney in May, so be waiting at the aeroport with a bag full of Freddo Frog and Caramel Koala and we'll go from there.
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    Dec 29, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    Caramel Koala?! Jebus, I hope that's aussie speak for a yummy koala-shaped chocolate, loaded with caramel.

    On the OP, yah, my Universal Translator malfunctioned on that one. Thankfully the responses confirmed for me that I am not a total idiot.
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    Dec 29, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    Pattison saidSome truth there. But I'm not sure about ignoring them though.


    Yes, a proper response. The previous statement was very telling, indeed.
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    Dec 29, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidHahahaha...well, with a little luck, I'll be in Sydney in May, so be waiting at the aeroport with a bag full of Freddo Frog and Caramel Koala and we'll go from there.

    OMG A Bag of Caramello Koala's *drools* Your mine now *nods* you don't happen to have the jumbo ones in there too do ya??
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    Dec 29, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    NCemtOBX saidCaramel Koala?! Jebus, I hope that's aussie speak for a yummy koala-shaped chocolate, loaded with caramel.

    On the OP, yah, my Universal Translator malfunctioned on that one. Thankfully the responses confirmed for me that I am not a total idiot.


    Indeed sir they are. And they're almost as good as Tim-Tams, which my friend Byron is bringing back for me when he flies home in a week or two.

    Mmmm...Tim Tams
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    Dec 29, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    NCemtOBX saidCaramel Koala?! Jebus, I hope that's aussie speak for a yummy koala-shaped chocolate, loaded with caramel.

    *nods* precisely and they are soooooooooooooooooooo yummy, especially when you lick the caramel from a hot guys chest ;)
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    Dec 29, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidMmmm...Tim Tams

    You had a timtam slam?