Brits, Aussies, Kiwis: "To go postal"

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    Oct 10, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    It's a term sometimes used in Canada because of our close proximity to our American cousins, but as far as I know, the deed has never happened in Canada...
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    Oct 10, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    RollDontWalk saidI grew up in Australia and had only ever heard it in American media.

    I guess our equivalent is to "crack the shits"

    like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihd7ofrwQX0


    'Crack the shits' is so what we say! icon_biggrin.gif
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Oct 10, 2012 8:27 AM GMT
    have heard the saying before definitely, but not something that Kiwis would use in every day language. We would understand what the saying says though.

    I guess we would say 'go nuts', 'go mental', 'going NATO' - probably with a 'bro' on the end of any of those sayings icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 10, 2012 9:17 AM GMT
    I'll go postal on all y'all asses--

    in a way you'll like. >:3 Fufufu.

    /Reveals what state he's from. :s
  • kew1

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    Oct 10, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    I'm British & I have read it. But I like Discworld.
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  • jgri8105

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    Oct 10, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    I've never heard of this term before and as far as I know it's not really used over here icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 10, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    'Cracking it' is more along the lines of Australian slang, although 'going postal' is something that is creeping into popular slang too..

    'Going off the deep end' is also common hereabouts, often shortened to 'going off' - it can be used in a positive way - "this party is really going off', someone being hyperactive etc 'going off like a frog in a sock'

    'going caveman' or 'going feral' is also something I've heard used similarly.
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    Oct 10, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/09/the-origin-of-the-term-going-postal/