Sunday, 30 December 2018
Fair dinkum this is a hot Christmas
Even Ma got crook having to cook
So puts on a face
Bought a box of beaut chockies for Ma
By crikey they melted in the ute
Just like Marble Bar
Kids dead set to have a skinny dip
The creek's water and fish have all gone
On a day like this
Water tank's low dunno how it will go
All the stock are bleating in vain
They're always a pain
So flat out like a lizard drinking
Fixed fence, fed stock and cleaned all their troughs
Hard yakka all done
Then who do I see but brother Bill
"G'day" he says "Been driving all night"
"Could I stay a day?
"Thought I'd have Chrissie in the bush
"Fixed it with Ma, we'll get legless again"
"No worries", I grinned
"Bit of work to do first, don't you see?
Best get that clobber off, lend a hand
You're back on the land!"
T'was best time we had since we lost Dad
Gave hard yakka a rest and Bill said
"How I love "Straya"
Australian slang expressions and meaning:
Beaut Beautiful, Great
Bush Distant countryside
Crook Annoyed, Sick
Dead Set Intent, True
Dunno Don't know
Fair dinkum The truth, The real thing
Flat out like a lizard drinking Very fast, busy
G'day Polite Hello
Gorn Vanished, gone
Legless Happily Drunk
Ma Wife (especially with kids)
Marble Bar Hottest town in Australia
No worries No problem, It's OK
Skinny Dip Naked bathing
"Straya" Australia, Home
Ute Utillity, small car sized truck
Hard Yakka Hard work
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