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Posted: 3/11/2006 11:54:14 AM EDT
Not sure where else to put this, since there's no HTF for Aussies or even a big general one like "Rest of the World". Also, there's the off-chance that it has British origins and isn't just something they made up out of whole cloth.

My 2 year-old daughter is a huge fan of the ambiguously gay children's entertainers "The Wiggles". These "blokes" are obviously Aussie (not Brit/English), and I can translate via context clues most of what they say, but this one has me stumped: "Beauty cobber."

I Googled it, and only returned about 49 results (most from msg boards), none of which helped any.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:03:04 PM EDT
O wise one,
cobber = mate/friend/pal
beauty = good/superb/outsanding!
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:12:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:25:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 1:25:52 PM EDT by wise_jake]
Thanks, lads (is that hamming too much?).

Any idear (that's Texan ) on the origin/etymology of "cobber"?

On one msgboard, I was saw "cobbers and cobberettes," IIRC. It was something that had masculine/feminine versions.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:33:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 10:23:53 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:40:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
Thanks, lads (is that hamming too much?).

Any idear (that's Texan )




Nah mate. ( Aussie ) It ain't no thang. ( Texan )

Just make sure you spell properly....Colour...Tyre...etc.

Wally
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 11:54:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zionist:

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
Thanks, lads (is that hamming too much?).

Any idear (that's Texan )




Nah mate. ( Aussie ) It ain't no thang. ( Texan )

Just make sure you spell properly....Colour...Tyre...etc.

Wally



And next week you will learn the real meaning of the word "pissed".
Ans it's nothing to do with being angry

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:51:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By Zionist:

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
Thanks, lads (is that hamming too much?).

Any idear (that's Texan )




Nah mate. ( Aussie ) It ain't no thang. ( Texan )

Just make sure you spell properly....Colour...Tyre...etc.

Wally



And next week you will learn the real meaning of the word "pissed".
Ans it's nothing to do with being angry





Can you say Boozer



The famous words of Mike Myers......"Lets get pissed"

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:41:59 AM EDT
So that's roughly the Texan equivalent of "piss drunk" or "piss-ass drunk"?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:13:43 AM EDT
OK then we're gonna bet bladdered
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 11:13:18 AM EDT
this could turn into a slang thread
how about 'I'm just going to shed a tear for Nelson'
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 11:29:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:42:37 PM EDT
Lord Nelson
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:59:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 3:00:21 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:26:53 PM EDT
So, I was close eh ???

One fine Admiral he be...Now give me some rum
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:04:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:32:25 AM EDT
Thanks for all the help, folks.

So anyone want to take a stab at this next one?

A "wooly jumper"?

I looked in the slang dictionary and didn't find it.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:25:08 PM EDT
My first night in England, I went to an Australlian pub in Brighton ( I was doing a study abroad program a few years ago when I was in college) and a guy there said you're pretty pissed aren't you? And I was a little confused and said I wasn't angry at all. That's when he explained to me that pissed means drunk there. That was my first experience of Brit English.

Cheers!
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[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 10:25:05 PM EDT by vito113]
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Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:26:07 AM EDT
Well we've gotta keep warm one way or another....

now a "lumpy jumper" is a different kettle of fish altogether....

Taffy
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 7:21:02 AM EDT
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