lovely compliments

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Yes, the above book is from my own library, and why not? Australia’s slang is as thrillingly unusual as its indigenous wildlife, as demonstrated by Steve from Adelaide, South Australia who has donated the following suggestion to AMT236’s appeal for synonyms for ‘the bollocks’:

How about “She’s the duck’s guts”?

Very poetic, Steve. However, let’s not forget that in the question in question, Brad in Philadelphia’s wife was writing a letter of recommendation for a student. An expression evoking a duck with its entrails on display is perhaps not the most enticing for an employer, unless that employer is a Satanist or Fergus Henderson.

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One Response to “lovely compliments”

  1. Chris Says:

    For aficionados of the Australian dialect I recommend “Let’s Talk Strine” containing such favorites as “with air chew” (without you) or “yossy gret” (your cigarette).

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