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