the simple things mate (friend)
a girl or bloke (man) the name
the everyday conversations
I’m tippin’ (guessing) there not the same
so if you permit me, I shall try to now explain
“So how’z it goin’ “? ~ is a phrase us Aussies often use
nothing to do with transport just the question “How- are- you”?
without pomp & circumstance an easy language ‘cross our land
“Fair Dinkum mate” ?~ well that’s you gotta’ be kidding me?
yep, we like to abbreviate, but it’s an easy way to speak
we chop the letters off our words, and some may find this stupid
or even quite absurd!
but it’s juz our lingo don’ ya’ know?
we don’t speak like this all the time
imagine if I conducted a Service in true blue Aussie rhyme!
“Full as a Goog” ~ forget about eggs
it simply means you’ve stuffed yourself
with too much grog (alcohol) & food
“Every man and his dog” ~ simply means a crowd
our terminology~ so diversified, so raw
us the little Aussie battlers, yes I know you ask for more (smiles)
“She’ll be apples” (fine) another term we say
to tell a mate ~ yeah all is well, no need for stress or worry
& “Stone the flamin’ crows”~ well we’re aghast
at what we’ve seen or heard
you’ve heard “Chuck a prawn on the Barbie”
blimey mate it’s not a persons name but just a coupla’ words (smiles)
so yep we come from convicts (well most us it seems)
and some may think we’re too ‘Ocker’ (uneducated Aussie)
but WE live the Aussie dream
ech ~ for all the curiosities, with our wondrous Aussie slang
we’re down to earth and hospitable, in our Down Under Land
our language sprawls, has its own twinge
and “It’s a beaut (good) – could describe a house a BBQ or Ute (tray truck)
the little Aussie battlers not ones ever to complain
what we have is our way of talking, which to some it may sound lame
so if ever you should visit, come on down and look me up
and I’ll teach you the English language with a broad true Aussie smile
and I’ll teach you, so you understand ~ in true blue “Aussie” style
©jmtacken Dec 2013
The below is an Aussie Icon John Williamson – please listen to his song True Blue – now THIS is an Aussie voice through and through.
For Dverse and The Pub – A little bit of fun and fancy – though the rhythm is all over the shop (disjointed) on todays prompt – you can find here http://dversepoets.com