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Strine: Request a translation

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:09 am
by Dutch!
Every now and then someone has given me a bell and asked to know what one of the kids is saying throughout the comic. Usually it's because I've used a phrase or a word that isn't well understood outside of our own Australian lingo and I haven't realised to include it in the Strine dictionary on the site itself.

So here's your chance. If you stumble across a word or phrase at some time while reading School Spirit, it's not referenced in the Strine dictionary page, and you still have no idea what the kids are saying, then request a translation here.

Help me build up the School Spirit Strine reference page together.

Just tell me which phrase or word you would like a translation to and I'll do my best to update the page pronto. I might delete obsolete posts to keep this thread maneagable, but I'll leave a message indicating which phrases have been updated.

So...cheers, eh?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:32 am
by Dutch!
Here's the list of words that have been added to the School Spirit Strine page via this request thread and who was responsible for the request.

pong - azumanga1
champers - azumanga1
house sports -azumanga1
snag - azumanga1
bikkies - azumanga1

Any more? Don't be ashamed. :)

Cheers.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:14 pm
by Azumanga1
Dutch! wrote:snag - azumanga1


While you have the term for "snag" in the strine dictionary -- you accidentally left out the word itself.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:17 pm
by Dutch!
Yeah. Discovered that in the morning when I checked it after the update. Was a little annoyed, but had to go to work. I'll put the word in next time I get the chance.

I was hoping nobody would notice yet...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:44 pm
by Azumanga1
New one, from the 2/26 School Quotes:

bikkies

as in:

"'Yuck! What did you put into these bikkies?"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:16 pm
by Dutch!
Okies...I'll try to put that one up tonight.

Incidentally, it's just the diminutive for biscuits. We don't have 'cookies' here.

Notice that you're the only feller who uses this? :)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:36 am
by Azumanga1
Apparently, I'm the only fan who's interested in "Strine", since I have another one for you:

From today's (3/26) strip:

"crook" -- first panel: "Fair dinkum, you are crook".

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:57 pm
by Dutch!
Good to see you. Haven't heard from you for a while. Wow. A fan. I've only ever considered you 'readers'...

I'll add it by the next update, but basically it just means you're feeling sick or ill.