Aussie Culcha !

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Feb 2, 2004
*Note. ute is short for utility, which is Oz speak for pick-up truck. All enjoy A bit of Aussie culcha ! LOG ON: Adding wood to make the barbie hotter. LOG OFF: Not adding any more wood to the barbie. MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the barbie. DOWNLOAD: Getting the firewood off the ute. HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies. KEYBOARD: Where you hang the ute keys. WINDOW: What you shut when the weather's cold. SCREEN: What you shut in the mozzie season. BYTE: What mozzies do. MEGABYTE: What Townsville mozzies do. CHIP: A bar snack. MICROCHIP: What's left in the bag after you've eaten the chips. MODEM: What you did to the lawns. LAPTOP: Where the cat sleeps. SOFTWARE: Plastic knives & forks you get at Red Rooster. HARDWARE: Stainless steel knives & forks - from K-Mart. MOUSE: The small rodent that eats the grain in the shed. MAINFRAME: What holds the shed up. WEB: What spiders make. WEBSITE: Usually in the shed or under the verandah. SEARCH ENGINE: What you do when the ute won't go. CURSOR: What you say when the ute won't go. YAHOO: What you say when the ute does go. UPGRADE: A steep hill. SERVER: The person at the pub who brings out the counter lunch. MAIL SERVER: The bloke at the pub who brings out the counter lunch. USER: The neighbour who keeps borrowing things. NETWORK: What you do when you need to repair the fishing net. INTERNET: Where you want the fish to go. NETSCAPE: What the fish do when they discover the hole in the net. ONLINE: Where you hang the washing. OFFLINE: Where the washing ends up when the pegs aren't strong enough.
One question- "cold tinnies"? Mebbe some cold canned Foster's(or other beers)?
yep, tinnies=cans stubbies=345ml bottles (not to be confused with "stubbies" which are a particular brand/style of shorts, much favoured by interstate truck drivers and other devout beer drinkers. These shorts can cause great alarm for overseas visitors, as their style hasn't changed since their release in the early seventies and are rather short
Shorts (11 oz. stubbies) were probably the most popular beer container in the NW USA from, say, 1950-1980. Then, cans and microbrew took over. Now it's hard to find 'em. Cans (tinnies) were made of steel (plated with tin?), and later aluminum starting in the 60s. Or, I could be wrong.
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