Friday, May 11, 2007


The following were results for an Ozwords Competition where entrants were asked to take an Australian colloquialism, alter it by only one letter, and supply a new and witty definition. You clearly need to be an Aussie to understand.

Billabonk: to make passionate love beside a waterhole.
Bludgie: a partner who doesn't work but is kept as a pet.
Dodgeridoo: a fake indigenous artefact.
Fair drinkum: good quality Aussie wine.
Flatypus: a cat that has been run over by a vehicle.
Mateshit: all your flat mate's belongings lying strewn around the floor.
Shagman: an unemployed male roaming the Australian bush in search of sexual activity.
Yabble: the unintelligible language of Australian freshwater crustaceans.
Bushwanker: a pretentious drongo who reckons he's above average when it comes to handling himself in the scrub.
Crackie daks: 'hipster' tracksuit pants.
Shornbag: a particularly attractive naked sheep

Interntional readers: just ask if you don't know what the 'root' word means
Aussie readers: feel free to add to the list


K8 said...

Shagmen... you get a lot of those on instant messaging. 'I'm think you very beautiful and nice many kind regards what is ur webcam can we chat?' Desperate desperate desperate.

Dario Sanchez said...

What the hell is a billabong?

Baino said...

Dario if you don't know what the swagman sat beside while he stuffed a jumbuck in his tuckerbag -who am I to tell you. (It's a river bend that has silted up on both ends, a T shirt brand and 'personalised'something to smoke weed in)

Baino said...

Give me some Irish ones to dazzle my friends with

Dario Sanchez said...

To be honest, you've stumped me, I can't think of anything except to be sucking diesel - now you're sucking diesel - which means to be making progress, or the use of fuck as an adjective, verb, and noun, which is common here.