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  • paralytic, tired and emotional

    February 28, 2007

  • Amuses you as it blocks your pores.

    February 26, 2007

  • To send an SMS. Past tense texted is very clumsy.

    Something studied in a high school English class, could be a film or a comic.

    February 26, 2007

  • Escutcheons only come with blots.

    February 26, 2007

  • Maybe there are so many pejorative terms for female promiscuity because of the fear in times past that if the wife was not "pure" a man's heir might not be his own child. Purdah, chastity belts. In a local court case a suspicious father had the kids' DNA tested then took his wife to court to get back the money he'd paid out in child support, and disowned the kids.

    February 26, 2007

  • Wanker, tool

    February 25, 2007

  • A bit tenuous, but continues the stupidity theme.

    A load of cobblers

    Meaning

    Nonsense, rubbish.

    Origin

    This is a classic of Cockney rhyming slang. It originates from cobblers' awls, which are the pointed hand-tools that cobblers use to pierce holes in leather. The rhyme is with balls, or testicles.

    The phrase is often reduced just to cobblers, which is now considered an acceptable vulgarism, as many may not be aware of its origin.

    February 25, 2007

  • Cock up - to make a mess of something

    February 25, 2007

  • Dickheads and dickwits are stupid men. Do they count as male-oriented words describing the negative?

    February 25, 2007

  • hoon around

    February 25, 2007

  • to cause bad luck e.g. to mozz someone

    February 25, 2007

  • mosquito

    February 25, 2007

  • codswallop

    February 23, 2007

  • moan and whine

    February 17, 2007

  • Nick name for a person with red hair.

    February 17, 2007

  • There used to be a department store in Melbourne - Buckley and Nunn. You've got Buckley's means - "you've got two chances, Buckley's and none."

    February 17, 2007

  • a false pretender to knowledge

    February 17, 2007

  • Big note yourself - brag, make yourself seem important

    February 17, 2007

  • of the same opinion

    February 17, 2007

  • holding the opinion of the majority

    February 17, 2007

  • absurd, not according to reason

    February 17, 2007

  • holding a wrong or evil opinion

    February 17, 2007

  • depending on or exercising opinion

    February 17, 2007

  • one who collects and records the opinions of others

    February 17, 2007

  • Never, ever heard anyone in Australia call anyone a morepork, so as far as this being a term of abuse someone's kidding someone. Here's a poem that mentions mopokes.

    http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/denniscj/bookforkids/hist.html

    February 14, 2007

  • Definitely. I take your point.

    February 10, 2007

  • 10 oz glass, usually of beer.

    February 9, 2007

  • In Australia we say ahsk and mispronounce it ahks. Like arsk in Boston (Thanks AbraxasZugswang).

    February 9, 2007

  • More than it schould?

    February 7, 2007

  • We still have the squattocracy in the western distict - remember Malcolm Fraser? Life wasn't meant to be easy.

    February 7, 2007

  • Source of the Nile - fine. To source something, rather than finding it or buying it, is no good at all.

    January 30, 2007

  • Trousers e.g. trackie daks - tracksuit pants

    January 23, 2007

  • Shorts, pedal pushers, trackie daks

    January 23, 2007

  • An unsophisticated person from the bush or.....

    January 17, 2007

  • The bush is the countryside - hence bushwhacking.

    January 17, 2007

  • pronounced melb'n

    January 17, 2007

  • Cough. A tired old horse. Computer hacking. Chop carelessly.

    January 16, 2007

  • Can't be fagged - can't be bothered. Fagged out - tired.

    January 16, 2007

  • Anemone often ends up as anenome. Hydrangeas - hyderanges. And instead of a frangipani, my grandma had a fransypansy.

    January 15, 2007

  • Maroon the colour is pronounced marone here in Australia. In the US?

    January 15, 2007

  • An English surname pronounced fanshaw

    January 15, 2007

  • A horrible word as a noun and even worse as a verb.

    January 11, 2007

  • politician

    January 1, 2007

  • To drop a sickie - take a day off work, officially due to illness

    January 1, 2007

  • on the other side of a bridge

    December 25, 2006

  • How can you mend a broken heart?

    December 21, 2006

  • the process by which an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole

    December 20, 2006

  • Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words by Don Watson is very entertaining on corporate and other weasel words. www.weaselwords.com.au

    December 20, 2006

  • Found with the antimacassar and the aspidistra.

    December 19, 2006

  • you say ducktor

    December 19, 2006

  • Schedule as in shed, not sked.

    December 19, 2006

  • can (tin) of beer

    December 19, 2006

  • small bottle of beer

    December 19, 2006

  • felt marker pen

    December 19, 2006

  • scallywag

    December 17, 2006

  • Words that sound so differently from the way they're written: banal, macabre, segue

    December 17, 2006

  • Antimacassars, thought to be extinct, are breeding in twee B&B's.

    December 14, 2006

  • fer

    December 13, 2006

  • nominy, poplectic

    December 13, 2006

  • crepit, dain, prave

    December 13, 2006

  • A dag has more personality than a nerd.

    December 12, 2006

  • An Australian term of abuse - not as bad as it sounds. Can be used jovially.

    December 12, 2006

  • mercy, faith, hope, charity, grace, rock (as in hudson), rip (as in Rip Torn), dale

    December 12, 2006

  • you little beauty!

    December 11, 2006

  • Alternative spelling struth. Think it might be short for God's truth. It's an exclamation of incredulity.

    December 11, 2006

  • dairy farmer

    December 10, 2006

  • A place a long way from anywhere. Like "back of Bourke".

    December 10, 2006

  • Glad you liked dramaturd bobfet1. Hope you can ease it into a conversation.

    December 10, 2006

  • I always read this as dramaturd.

    December 9, 2006

  • fabulous

    Nice as in a "nice distinction"

    December 9, 2006

  • paralytic

    December 8, 2006

  • incongruous incongruent

    December 8, 2006

  • icon

    I'm sick of icons and things that are iconic. Icons are everywhere.

    December 8, 2006

  • disinterring? unburying

    December 7, 2006

  • To shilly-shally is to dither, vacillate. Nice to see it in your list. It's a verb.

    December 7, 2006

  • deja vu

    December 7, 2006

  • shilly-shally

    December 7, 2006

  • moll, stool pigeon, gat, private eye, dick

    December 7, 2006

  • lift, con, shaft

    Are they too slangy?

    December 7, 2006

  • dismay, despair, defeated, debauched

    December 6, 2006

  • hopefully, want, awesome, awful, enormity

    December 4, 2006

  • secretary

    December 4, 2006

  • haberdashery?

    December 4, 2006

  • From Australia: grouse(very good), zac (sixpence), bonzer.

    December 4, 2006

  • like

    December 2, 2006

  • ask (aks) government umbrella (umberella)

    December 2, 2006

  • Woy Woy (New South Wales?)

    Spike Milligan's mother lived there.

    December 2, 2006

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