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Rosebud
12-06-2002, 05:37 PM
Help us out folks, this is long overdue! We'll start it off.

In American; outhouse (backhouse in Maine)
In Australian: Dunney

Please lets fill this out with meaningful translations.

Looking forward to the translations!

Jim and Kim

B_B
12-06-2002, 06:55 PM
Water Closet,
John,
Powder Room

My favourite: little boys/girls room

"Got to see a man about a dog/horse/whatever"

rkrough
12-06-2002, 07:29 PM
Here in the US bathrooms also depend on the location or the theme of the bar

Bucks and does

setters and pointers

Bro's and Ho's

Men , Women, and "In Transition" ( scary)

Squirters and Squatters

etc

B_B
12-06-2002, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by rkrough:

Men , Women, and "In Transition" ( scary)
Tell me where thats at sos I kin go someplace else! :D

Gary Bergman
12-06-2002, 08:51 PM
why,it's the end-up club in esseff... :D

rkrough
12-06-2002, 09:26 PM
That sign was seen in a Bar called "Mrs P's". I was at a convention in Atlanta 15 years ago. A few of us were about 3 sheets to wind when the hotel bar closed at 2 am. Not wanting to end a good drunkathon we hailed a taxi and told him to find us a all night bar. Atlanta had a 3 or 4 am blue law for alcohol,so a few bars were *private clubs* that sold memberships at the door for 5 bucks. You could legally drink till noon the next day or till you keeled over which ever came first. Most of these clubs catered to the alternative lifstyle.
The place was quite a menagery, Rednecks, conventioneers, draq queens and bull dykes all pissed up drunk in the same bar. Reminded me of the bar scene from Star Wars.

Rich

Mrleft8
12-06-2002, 11:20 PM
Kangaroo: Aus, Noun. A large marsupial with a penchant for punching out tourists that get too close while taking pictures.

Kangaroo: USA, Noun. A stock market jockey on black friday.

ion barnes
12-07-2002, 12:52 AM
Boot of a car - Trunk

Dynamo - genny - generator

Aeroscreen - windscreen

Mushies - mushrooms

ute - utility vehicle - pickup truck

Mike Field
12-07-2002, 05:53 AM
There's quite a good Strine dictionary at --

http://www.artistwd.com/joyzine/australia/strine/

And as a bonus, they've got the words to our National Anthem there too.