Friday, July 03, 2009

The National Adjective

was written by John Clements and was a favourite of Don's many years back...I finally found it on CD and Alison helped me get it up here. What tickled my fancy was that she a whole generation younger than me, was highly amused by this and knew all the connotations of the word "bastard" as is used in Australia.

This is essential knowledge for any foreigners wishing to visit our fair Sling, Sara and others have been quite taken by our beaches...although today as the chilly wind blew off the snowy mountain tops and the waves carved away even more sand off the beaches even they might admit it has been a bastard of a cold day...enjoy and become culturally enhanced.


Mom said...

Good information for my next trip down under.

Sling said...

Very informative for someone like me who's a bit of a bastard.

Random Thinker said...

I think I can easily incorporate that into my vocabulary. I'm ready for my trip down under.

Cazzie!!! said... make me feel at home..this is the way we speak, and fond endearment of a friend.."C'mon yabastard" LOL. Love it!
Another word that seems to get mis interpreted is when we say "I'm pissed". A friend went to America and stood up at a bar with his American friends and said "I'm pissed, I'm goin' back to my hotel now". They all wondered and enquired as to who had upset him, they were going to set them straight, he just had to tell thwm who he was pissed it. He had to explain to his new mates that the termmeant he was not angry pissed, he was piss pissed as in drunk, LOL.
I think ur Aussie slang and our interpretation of some words needs explaining sometimes..oy oy oy..English is a difficult language..and open to interpretation.

Sara said...

HAHAHA! Americans don't swear enough these days, sadly. Our country is full of easily offended PC bastards who wish to ruin everyone's fun in the name of the children.

And to reinforce Cazzie's story, I learned in the UK that saying "I was still pissed when I woke up this morning," might indicate a drinking problem, rather than my continued annoyance at something.