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Re: Re: Re: A Little Celebrationby lzcd (Pilgrim)
|on Jan 12, 2001 at 10:29 UTC||Need Help??|
It originally started as shorthand for ‘a smoking break’.
These days its meaning is a lot broader to the extent it basically covers any short break from work.
Believe it or not, it even appears in Australian legal documents.
..and I think the word you're looking for is ‘Strine’.
As in "'Strine maayte. You Know? From 'Straya.".
I've always thought it sounded more like 'Striyne' myself but it's hard to replicate the atomically small hints that some Australians can give to vowels.
Anyway, as all this hard yakka won't be wortha brass razoo to a bunyip for my experience points, I'll be hitting the frog'n'toad me china plate.
PS: Double points for any translations from people originating outside of the south pacific who don't stuff up on the term 'Hard Yakka'.