> The following are results from an OZ-words Competition
> where entrants were asked to take an Australian word,
> alter it by one letter only, and supply a witty definition.
>Clearly, you need to be an Aussie to understand, but I hope you will have a go, even without an >Aussie background. Good luck! Am including a loose translation of colloquial words so you may all enjoy the humour.
> Billabonk: to make passionate love beside a waterhole
(Billabong: a water hole. Bonk: to have sex).
> Bludgie: a partner who doesn’t work, but is kept as a pet
(Budgie: a pet bird. Bludge: a lazy person).
> Dodgeridoo: a fake indigenous artefact
(Didgeridoo: an Aboriginal wind instrument. Dodgy: tricky).
> Fair drinkum: good-quality Aussie wine
(Dinkum: true, honest).
> Flatypus: a cat that has been run over by a vehicle
(Platypus: Australian, amphibious, egg-laying monotreme).
> Mateshit: all your flat mate’s belongings, lying strewn around the floor
(mate: friend. Shit: has many meanings, in this case, I think it speaks for itself).
> Yabble: the unintelligible language of Australian freshwater crustaceans
(Yabbie: Australian freshwater crustacean. Gabble: unintelligible language).
> Bushwanker: a pretentious drongo, who reckons he’s above average when it comes to handling himself in the scrub
(Bushwalker: someone who walks in the bush. Wanker: to maintain an illusion, deceive oneself or masturbate).
> Crackie-daks: ‘hipster’ tracksuit pants.
(Crack: backside fissure. Daks: tracksuit pants).