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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Playing with norks

Americans just seem to like messing with Australians by using phrases that have vulgar meanings to us. Fanny, for example, in Britain and Australia is slang for female genitals, which is why the theme from The Nanny raises an eyebrow or two in these parts.

A few other examples with rough translations in brackets: the names Chuck (vomit); Randy (horny); and root (shag).

The latest example is the term norks, used extensively in Australia during the 1970s as an alternative term for breasts - which makes this item all the more alarming for Aussies.

1 comment:

NOTJakeTapper said...

Yours is a strange and wonderful culture