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Ocker Relics

25 January, 2016

News of their death may well be exaggerated, but this week I rang the death knell on some Australian slang. Meanwhile another tweeted list (from bludger to wowser) remains on life support.

Below are the dictionary stiffs, with necessary definitions supplied in a few cases. Can you revive their fortunes with a bobby-dazzler clue, the definition included? PS - have a bonzer smoko with the billy lids and may the best JJJ nominee score the lollies.

BOBBY-DAZZLER - shining example

BRICKFIELDER - Sydney's southerly buster

CHIACK - natter

GONE TO GOWINGS - vanished; bankrupt

ILLYWHACKER - swindler; tall-tale spinner

MOLLYDOOKER - left-hander

NORKS - breasts

PAKAPOO TICKET - any indecipherable document 

SHIVOO - shindig, get-together

SPONDULICKS - money

STONE THE CROWS - exclamation of disbelief

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