Re: Re: Re: RARA-AVIS: Bird

Date: 29 Apr 2002

I thought that grass was in use in America as well, but a grass is one who gives information to the Police - often in return for cash - an informant, squealer etc. The Australian, and Rene should know more, dob - ie to dob someone in, came to this country with cheap daytime soaps in the 1980s. I understand that THE unbreakable rule of Australian male society is "never dob on your mates". Peaching is just an older English term for both the above, I have no idea of its origins, I can't think of any rhymning slang that would work, it's nice though isn't it? Peaching to the Peelers - informing to the cops. Cheers, Colin.

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