Fair Dinkum – Poem for Saturday Writing Essential: August 30, 2014

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, 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?

 

Fair dinkum, mate.

 

Ripper, you little beauty!

 

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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

 

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Copyright © Irina Dimitric 2014

 

http://writingessentialgroup.com/2014/08/30/wesat-august-30-2014-the-confabulation-of-prevarication/

 

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.

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About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL: http://irinadim.com
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21 Responses to Fair Dinkum – Poem for Saturday Writing Essential: August 30, 2014

  1. Flaming galahs! Stone the crows! 🙂

  2. slpsharon says:

    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” >

  3. maadmaax says:

    A fantastic response to the challenge, Irina. You even added to my Oz vocabulary. I’d never heard middy before.

  4. pambrittain says:

    I’m ready for middy.

  5. suzjones says:

    Middy isn’t really common in Queensland. They may have a pot or a schooner though. lol

  6. georgiakevin says:

    You are an amazingly talented poet. Your work is always exemplary!

  7. Pingback: WESat: September 6, 2014 – Inane Questions | Writing Essential Group

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