Nick Names …. Just how many nick names do we use ? We have them for everything almost , for people , for things, for places, for events , there are more but that is enough for now lol . Makes me wonder just which country has the most , I know we are among the worst for them but have heard a lot from other places round the world too .
Here if its a lovely day we might say its a bottler mate , meaning a lovely day , if we really like something like a beer , or some kind of food we say its grouse mate , if we are saying goodbye to someone its hoo roo mate , see ya later alligator , or if its really really good we say bewdy bottler mate . We use mate for almost everyone we meet in real life not just on social media , so when we meet someone up the road or in the shops its howdy mate how ya goin ? At a get together in the back yard its a barbie , you all know ” throw another shrimp on the barbie ” Im sure not too many people do not know this . We have become a nation of giving anything and everything a nick name of some sort or other , why I do not know but it is the way it is and we all love it . It is part of what makes us unique as a country .
We are off to the rubbety dub dub , meaning were off to the pub , or lets go see the coat hanger and the sails , meaning the Harbour Bridge and The Opera House , maybe lets go to the strip see what’s hanging meaning lets go to Kings Cross and see what’s going on there . If we are off to the rock to have a gander then we are off to Ayers Rock to have a look , or maybe a Captain Cook , which also means have a look . When we have been flat out like a lizard drinking , means we have been so busy we have not had time for anything much but work. When that happens its no fun at all and we need to relax with a tinnie or 3 , meaning a beer or 3 , or it could be lets go fishing in the tinnie , meaning a small aluminium boat which is also called a tinnie , lol you confused yet ?? Wait I know you want more , so you soon will be …
If you hear someone talking about the bloody tin lids and how much trouble they are , we are obviously talking about the children or kids or tin lids , anyone will do all 3 mean the same thing . When someone says dammit I need to use the dog and bone , means they need to use the phone , or if someone asks to use the dunny , they are wanting to use the toilet . Going walkabout covers a couple of things , can mean you have had enough and are pulling up stakes and leaving , or just that you need to go shopping or to go for a walk. I use the term walkabout too for when I am off twitter and faceache for a while for whatever reason , just means , be back some other time . My bag of fruit needs cleaning , means my suit need cleaning , the idiot box I am sure you will know means the TV , and given the amount of idiots on it at times the name is about right , have to love DVD’s for the times when there are just too many idiots on it .
Bangers and mash is about the same here as in the UK , we also have a dogs eye when hungry with dead horse , meaning a pie with sauce , if anything is described as a dogs dinner it means that it is 1 great big mess , all over the place like a dogs dinner . If someone is up -chucking then move away it means they are being very sick and you don’t want it all over you . If by any chance you’re doing the last lager waltz it means last drinks at the club or pub and you are wobbling your way home , if you can find it by this stage lol . You know the drill , 3 steps to the North and 2 to the South and we are doing the last lager waltz * hic * usually feeling no pain or much at all right now lol .
Some of the nick names we used to use now we can not as some how this dam political correctness has ruined things , we used to call Italians and Greeks Wogs , and it was meant as an endearment was never a rude saying but you would not use that term today or risk getting your lights put out , meaning a punch in the face . Another 1 was chinks for Chinese or Japanese or anyone with slanty eyes , was all said in fun and all races used to call each other these names and loved it , but again you can’t do that now or risk trouble . Another well known nick name here is 2 words together , oi mate , meaning hello to someone you know , or did ya bring ya grog along ? meaning did you bring your beer with ya ? Most times we use the term grog it is always beer , beer can be called grog, amber liquid, booze , wine is not mentioned much we just seem to focus on beer for some reason . To blow the froth off ya grog is to have a good beer with a nice head on it ………….no not that …lol …
So if you are asked to just go ” up the road a bit ” be prepared for a road trip of anything between 1 to 10 days duration , it means the distance from where you leave to the place you are going to no matter how far away its still just up the road. After all a country this big does not need to worry about how far it is , no one cares either lol as we all know the term and are prepared. So we go up the frog and toad ( for the pommies ) lol for as far as 100 miles or as little as 1 mile its all the same to us .
Got an awesome watch for my birthday. It was waterproof, shockproof, fireproof, bulletproof, acidproof, childproof & scratchproof. I lost it already.