RARA-AVIS: Re: Aussie slang? OT

From: Eric Chambers ( nqexile@yahoo.com.au)
Date: 20 Jan 2008

  scatalogic@aol.com wrote > Many thanks Steve, you're errr, fair dinkum a fine cobber and
> don't cheat at cricket... :o)

Language is very dynamic and changes all the time.

Almost nobody uses cobber anymore. (Unfortunately in my opinion - I have a farmer friend who greets me with 'G'day Cobb! drawled slowly through a big grin.Always makes my day!)

Don't Cheat at Cricket?

No, but we do play the game hard, -take no prisoners-, some say too hard.
  Hoon comes from Hooligan and means pretty much the same thing. Its a negative tag.Through media usage it has been applied recently to street racers and drivers with Boom Boxes.

PetrolHead is non-judgmental, just means someone who has an over-the-top love of cars.
(Anybody who watches Top Gear regularly [Hugely popular out here] is by definition a petrolhead.)

Peter Corris has a second character 'Browning P.I.' who works similiar territory to Stuart Kaminsky's 'Toby Peters'. Corris has written two other series and more besides.


Onya! is current Australian Slang.

And that's the good oil for today!

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