Dinkum Aussie words
Tweak long ones
Or chuck them out
Keep fair dinkum
How ya going?
Fair dinkum, mate.
Let’s have a middy, my shout.
Nah, the missus will be mad.
C’mon, old bastard, just the one.
Nah, the missus will be mad
Mad as a cut snake.
Me brekkie’s set.
Next time, mate. Next time.
This arvo, then?
Yeah, this arvo.
Fair dinkum, mate.
Ripper, you little beauty!
Aussie Lingo – Australian Slang
Dinkum, fair dinkum – true, genuine
Bonzer – great, ripper
Middy – 285 ml beer glass in New South Wales
Missus – wife
Bastard – term of endearment
Mad as a cut snake – very angry
Brekkie – breakfast
Arvo – afternoon
Beauty – great, fantastic
Copyright © Irina Dimitric 2014
This Week’s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, write a (very) short story in which all the words have only one or two syllables. Your option, but if you want to add another dynamic to the challenge, no sentence should have more than ten words.
Flaming galahs! Stone the crows! 🙂
Crickey, you’ve been watching Home and Away!
Haha, good old Alf Stewart! 🙂
Good show. I used to watch it last year. Must visit the whole colourful crowd again some time.
Great use of Aussie slang. Arvo was new. On Sep 3, 2014 9:02 PM, “Irina’s Poetry Corner” wrote: > > irinadim posted: “Fair Dinkum Dinkum Aussie words Aussie lingo Tweak long ones Or chuck them out Keep fair dinkum Shortish ones G’day, mate How ya going? Bonzer, mate. Fair dinkum? Fair dinkum, m” >
Glad you liked it and learnt a new word.
A fantastic response to the challenge, Irina. You even added to my Oz vocabulary. I’d never heard middy before.
So happy you liked it, Len. Middy is used only in NSW.
I’m ready for middy.
Middy isn’t really common in Queensland. They may have a pot or a schooner though. lol
This is what I just found on Google:
Beer Size – Guide to Australian Measurements
A 285ml (10 oz) glass is the most popular of the beer glasses in Australia and is called a number of names; Its a ‘Half-Pint in ACT, a ‘Middy’ in WA and NSW, a ‘Pot’ in VIC, QLD & TAS, sometimes a ‘Ten’ in QLD & TAS, and a ‘Handle’ in NT though all over Australia a lot of Pubs with beer gardens give the option to have a handle 285ml glass as the beer stays cooler longer.
A Schooner is a larger glass – 450 ml.
Oz is definitely an interesting country! 🙂
I often laugh when we are at a bar and I hear my other half order a ‘Pot of Gold’. 🙂
I want a beer garden.
A beer garden with a Pot of Gold, Pam?
Sure, Irina, and I’ll share with Suz.
And drink to my health, okay? Including yours, of course.
You are an amazingly talented poet. Your work is always exemplary!
I’m blushing! But thank you for the lovely compliment.
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