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COLLOQUIAL SAYINGS AND SLANGUAGES

Antipodean Lexicon

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HAIR OF THE DOG:

It is sometimes thought by those who have been on a BENDER or BLINDER that they feel so CROOK because they have been bitten by a dog. To redress this feeling, if they consume a Hair of The Dog which bit them, they will soon recover. Hence a RIP TOP PIE for breakfast.

HAYMAKER;

A well placed and powerful punch which usually brings an opponent down. Can also be known as a KING HIT.

HEAD LIKE AN UNMADE BED:

Bloody ugly! Very untidy in one’s appearance regards all above the chin.

HECKLE:          

To not too seriously verbally harass somebody, usually a SPROOKER.

HERE’S MUD IN YA EYE:

A toast or salute, of the best nature, to the deserving person. (Often our sayings and phrases mean the opposite of the words actually used, hence this lexicon). It also means that I hope ya chooks die.

HIP POCKET IN A SINGLET:

A very apt description of  some thing  which, or person who,  is totally useless.

HIS NIBS:

A reference to the unnamed person about whom people are having opinions, or discussion.

HIT THE ROOF:

To fly into a rage. To behave in an outlandish & boisterous manner through displeasure.

HODGE PODGE:

A mixture of ill-fitting components. A step before chaos.

HOT TONGUE & COLD SHOULDER: The attitude presented by the good lady of the house when the bread winner comes home later than reasonably expected, and likely a little tipsy.

HOODWINKED:

Conned, DUDDED, duped, betrayed, but not to a too serious degree.

HOORAY:

An exclamation of joy and elation (like when your team wins).

HOOROO:

Usually the last word said by two parting people. Same intent as “Farewell”, but it has a more serious yet seemingly casual intent.

HOP IT:

Go away, get out of here, leave now.

HOPE YA CHOOKS DIE:

Cheers.

HOP-TO:           

Same as GET A WRIGGLE ON. Action required Now.

HUMDINGER:

Absolutely suitable. However, in the days before flushing toilets a humdinger was the name given to the Night Cart which came to collect toilet cans. Hum, as in very smelly, and Dinger as in the bell they rang to announce their presence.

HUMPING YA BLUEY:

In its proper form, means to be toting your swag, on the trek of a WALKABOUT. It has nothing to do with a relationship with a person called BLUEY.

HUNKY DORY:

Another term to describe the proposed or actual situation as being Very O.K.

IN ON THE GROUTER:

When one gets this, they have been fortunate enough to be let in to the as yet undisclosed outcome, which they can use to their advantage. A bottom line entry to a situation.

JACKAROO:

A male person who is usually young, tough, and has very good sense of horse and cattle station life requirements. They have to have a goodly ability to be independent, yet meet their station’s needs.

JANDLE:

Locally, a Thong which is the preferred very flimsy footwear of the beach goers and casual dressers, but known in the Rickety Isles as such.

JIBBERISH:

Any amount of verbal outpourings which make no sense.

JILLAROO;

See JACKAROO, but change the gender.

JUMBUCK:

A small sheep, somewhere between a lamb and a ewe, much favoured as a meat source, specially if ya ON THE WALLABY.

JUST LIKE A BOUGHT ONE:

An expression of appreciation, which declares that the home made article is Bloody BONZA.