Australian slang

May 29th, 2009, 01:57 PM
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Australian slang

This is really an off-topic for a travel board. But today I was asked what the Australian slang was for animal roadkill. I think it is the same name, but hopefully someone can enlighten me. Thanks Jean
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May 29th, 2009, 03:07 PM
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Jean, I don't recall ever hearing an Australian alternative to the US import "roadkill". "Dead kangaroos and wombats on the side of the road" is a bit cumbersome, isn't it?
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May 30th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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Here you go:

this should get you started
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Dinner is correct Saltuarius for kangaroo but definitely dessert for possum!
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Jun 2nd, 2009, 01:48 PM
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It possibly depends on how long the the length of time after the incident. When fresh, after being hit by a road train, "hairy carpaccio" is an apt name but, after a day or so, "biltong" is more appropriate.
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Jun 5th, 2009, 01:47 PM
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thanks, folks.
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Jun 5th, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Kill fill, Bitumen bake and Tar tart all have their conotations of the B&G spew chew.
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Jun 6th, 2009, 05:55 AM
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Is "dead horse" correct slag in Oz for ketchup?
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Jun 6th, 2009, 06:12 AM
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Yes, nana, Pie and Dead Horse = here our word for ketchup which is sauce [usually of the tomato variety for pies]

It comes from our penchant for poetry!
Is that a ring from Dog and Bone?
If so pick up the bloody Phone

And by Pie, the standard personal size is about a 3"-4" diameter pastry cup ~1.5" in depth, filled with your filling of choice and a pastry lid or with cottage pies, topped with mashed potato, and lots of varieties these days but initial standard ones were just a meat mince.
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Jun 7th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Roadkill? I thought they were just sun-baking
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