Friday, May 09, 2014

Friday Funnies - The Honey Badger's 101 in Aussie Lingo

Some of the South African Western Force players, and their American physio, just can't get to grips with the Australian lingo since moving Down Under. Luckily for all involved Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins took it upon himself to help them out.

Dylan Sage and Dillyn Leyds are two Cape Town boys who joined the Force not too long ago. They've said that they're enjoying their time in Perth, loving the weather and rugby, but as you can see, good Aussie blokes like the Badge have to show them their way.

After a quick run down through the body parts for physio Kelsey, Cummins moves on to more pressing examples, with the following rhyming slang proving a bit too tough for the foreigners:

"If I was to: Get on the dog and bone, book a left jab to the billabong, bend the elbow with a few pigs ears and chew a bit of fat with a couple china plates."

It's another serving of classic Honey Badger, who we've all come to love for his way with words and being the most Australian man in the world. He's also a pretty decent rugby player.

Thanks to Fox Sports for the laugh. You can view more of the Badge in the Related Posts below

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DrG May 09, 2014 10:43 pm

Brilliant, at a guess "Get on the dog and bone, book a left jab to the billabong, bend the elbow with a few pigs ears and chew a bit of fat with a couple china plates." means...

..'Get on the phone, book a cab to the billabong (name of pub?)'...bend the elbow with a few pigs ears, I'm guessing pigs ears are 'beers' bend the elbow means drink the beers?

and chew a bit of fat with a couple of china plates would surely be: 'Have a chat with a couple of mates...

Yeeeeeas! I think I have a fairly good level of pure Aussie gibberish..

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DrG May 09, 2014 10:44 pm

Oh for the record, I know a billabong is like a still pool or something, I just figured he means the name of something.. unless he does mean go to a still pool.. lol..

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moddeur May 10, 2014 7:52 am

I'm guessing this Aussie lingo is a proud imitation of London rhyming slang (Cockney rhyming slang) from the late 19th and early 20th century.

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DrG May 10, 2014 8:42 am

Thought that after I posted lol..

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stroudos May 10, 2014 2:53 pm

Cockney rhyming slang is still alive and kicking in London in the 21st century, but yes we did export the language of the underclass and criminals along with the underclass criminals.

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DanKnapp May 11, 2014 12:08 pm

And it begins...

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stroudos May 11, 2014 8:34 pm

Well Mr Content seems to have got his Alans in a twist below, but other than that my comment seems to have been taken in the manner it was intended!

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10stonenumber10 May 10, 2014 12:08 am

billabong - watering hole in the bush - pub everywhere else.

get on the phone, get a cab to the pub, see off a few beers and chat fraff with a few mates.

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stroudos May 10, 2014 3:03 pm

The Badge isn't totally proficient on his rhyming slang though, if it's not too churlish to point out. "A butcher's look" indeed. It's a butcher's hook = a look. And actually using the bit that rhymes? "Let's have a butchers" is sufficient.

And his currency's all over the place - what's wrong with a Lady Godiva and an Ayrton Senna?

Still, I'd be more than happy to get down the nuclear with him and get a few of those pigs down our gregs together.

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Canadian content May 10, 2014 7:14 pm

I doubt he would with you if he read your ignorant comment above.

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iamaj8 May 10, 2014 7:48 pm

Aussie lingo for "calm down mate, we're all friends here"?

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10stonenumber10 May 10, 2014 9:05 pm

I believe that goes...

"crack a tinny open mate, we're all bros"

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Jon May 11, 2014 10:25 am

bros is more a kiwi thing.
Aussie would be more like : have a tinny you c*%t.

And we use c*%t in an affectionate way.

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10stonenumber10 May 11, 2014 10:56 am

br- is universal southern hemisphere, it depends on the following vowel

bru - south african
bra/cuzzy - kiwi
bro - aussie

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Jon May 11, 2014 11:57 pm

In think Saffers would say 'but' for bro. But pronounced with an 'oot' sound.
Correct me if I'm wrong Saffers, but I'm basing that on my mate who's from Durban and says 'Yah, but', for 'yes, bro'.

Aussies sometimes say bro, but the kiwis, they never stop saying it, unless they're saying cuz or cuzzie.

Mate is a much more common word in Aus than bro.

So crack a tinny, we're all mates, you pack of c*%ts.

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stroudos May 12, 2014 2:10 pm

SA word = boet. (Afrikaans for bro/bru).

Splitting hairs here, but I think you'll find the collective noun for c*%ts is shower -

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Jon May 13, 2014 7:26 am

Not in Aus mate.
Any group of mates is a pack of something (bastards, c#$ts, whingers etc).

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guest June 26, 2014 11:45 pm

The slang is Afrikaans "Ja boet". Meaning 'yes brother'. 'Boet' is pronounced similar to saying 'boot'.

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sportsfan1 May 13, 2014 9:26 am

I believe the Aussie's are much like us Scot's in that respect. C#*t is a term of endearment.

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Badge May 16, 2014 12:42 am

Bru, boet, and boetie are still the rage in SA. Used to hear China a bunch, too. Thats slowed down though

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DrG May 10, 2014 9:08 pm

What exactly is ignorant about his well informed comment...

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stroudos May 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Not as ignorant as you might think mate. I mean apart from being based on facts, I haven't yet met a real-life Strayan who objected to being called a crim. It's all tongue-in-cheek you c*%t.^

^ (See Jon's comment below)

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