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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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I got 7/10. I wavered on one choice (Q.4), and chose the wrong answer between my two candidates.
I knew #3 due to dialogue from my favorite Australian movie. cool

Do you speak Australian?

Edit: Related article (same newspaper)-- http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/world/australia/dictionary...

Too bad the quiz didn't include "Budgie smuggler"-- I actually knew that one.
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5/10. Most were guesses. And it shows.
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5/10 also....im now confused how I knew the 2 that I actually knew
the other 3 were just guesses that sounded right
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6/10 all (more or less) guesses.
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6/10. Only one I knew without guessing was "Goon Bag". My sister-in-law is from Sydney so I'm disappointed I didn't know more.
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9/10. Stumped by the goon bag. A few lucky guesses.
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I only got 7. I was rorted!
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4/10. Most of those lucky guesses.

Aussies, you'll have to speak slowly and loudly to me, and use small words, please...
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MABBY wrote:
Too bad the quiz didn't include "Budgie smuggler"-- I actually knew that one.


I'll bet you look right cute, mate, tucking the old fella in your budgie smuggler!
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Edgamacated guesses....
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slatersteven wrote:
6/10 all (more or less) guesses.


This
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5/10

I gave it a burl but my Aussie knowledge has gone walkabout.

Good onya to all those who found it to be a piece of piss!
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8/10

You can learn a lot from a Strayan. They seem to like abbreviating words by ending them in -o and -a and -y.
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Strewth! Only 9/10.

I fair dinkum never heard the term Wombat Crossing before.
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Ummm, yes?
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thewagon wrote:
I fair dinkum never heard the term Wombat Crossing before.


Yeah, I reckon they're having a lend of us there

I got that wrong as well, also never heard of it. Maybe its some stupid word those galahs in Victoria use or something.

Also, had to guess Rurosexual, I've never heard that one
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10/10, but mb so it doesn't count.

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1 What is an “ambo”?
- Ambulance officer.[/] Absolutely, common use, understood by all. Refer to an "EMT" and people will assume you are from overseas.

2 Someone who “carries on like a pork chop” is ...
- Common use, but the Telegraph's definition is wrong. [i]Carrying-on like a pork chop
is overdone complaining, whinging, crying over spilled milk and acting like a baby.

3 If something goes “straight to the pool room,” it is ...
- Good enough to put on display. Too good to use. From the film The Castle.

4 What is a “rurosexual”?
- I've never heard this, but would not be surprised by it.

5 What are “trackie daks”?
- Common use. Understood by all, used by most. Daks are trousers, trackie comes from track-suit.

6 What is a “bunny rug”?
- Again, completely normal use.

7 A “goon bag” is typically filled with ...
- Not common, but I've heard it. The silver liner to a wine cask, AKA Chateau Collapsiblé.

8 A “wombat crossing” is for ...
- I've seen this in newspaper articles talking about the new edition of the Australian National Dictionary... ?

9 Someone who “couldn’t run a chook raffle” lacks ...
- "Chook" = chicken or hen. A chook raffle was a fundraiser where people bought tickets to win a chicken. Prizes for chook raffles these days usually involve a pizza voucher or a trip to the nail salon...

10 Something “schmick” is ...
Snazzy, well made, cool. I've always assumed this was Yiddish!
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bortmonkey wrote:
thewagon wrote:
I fair dinkum never heard the term Wombat Crossing before.


Yeah, I reckon they're having a lend of us there

I got that wrong as well, also never heard of it. Maybe its some stupid word those galahs in Victoria use or something.

Also, had to guess Rurosexual, I've never heard that one

Not us. I've only seen Wombat Crossing since people started talking about the dictionary. It honestly sounds like the name of a small town: "head 5 kays past Wombat Crossing, turn left into McKillop's Road...".

Rurosexual I believe. Some bloke from a town like Wilcannia who dresses like St Kilda and uses plenty of Lynx.

But goon bag is real. I've even heard my old housemate from NZ use it.
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Ozludo wrote:

But goon bag is real. I've even heard my old housemate from NZ use it.


Guy at work used to talk about Goon of Fortune (like Wheel of Fortune), which involved a goon bag and a Hills Hoist (also invented in Australia!)
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bortmonkey wrote:
Ozludo wrote:

But goon bag is real. I've even heard my old housemate from NZ use it.


Guy at work used to talk about Goon of Fortune (like Wheel of Fortune), which involved a goon bag and a Hills Hoist (also invented in Australia!)

That's a blast from the past - hang a winesack from each corner, give the clothesline a twirl and drink whatever winds-up closest. Been there, had the hangover (the things we learn at uni). Goon of Fortune is a fantastic name.
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4/10 - If you Bruces and Sheilas dont speak proper english noone is going to understand you.
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Yup, someone's coming the raw prawn with wombat crossing...


(there are two alleged Australianisms in that sentence that I don't believe any Australian has ever uttered in seriousness - similarly I don't think that "straight to the pool room" exists outside that bloody film)
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JasonJ0 wrote:
similarly I don't think that "straight to the pool room" exists outside that bloody film)


That movie is a national treasure!

"Tell him he's dreamin!"

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bortmonkey wrote:
JasonJ0 wrote:
similarly I don't think that "straight to the pool room" exists outside that bloody film)


That movie is a national treasure!

"Tell him he's dreamin!"



Yer dreamin'.

This and Muriel's Wedding are what the Australian Civil War will be fought over...
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