Tuesday, 19 April 2016

a man and a woman...

a tradie was once feeling knackered
stuffed from a round of hard yakka
so late in the arvo
he dropped in the bottle-o
and was pissed to the gills - what a slacker

a woman was once feeling aggro
she'd fought the local garbo
so she chucked a sickie
donned some lippie
and flirted at the local servo

Poetry form: limerick

on Australian vernacular
tradie - tradesman
knackered - tired; exhausted
stuffed - exhausted
hard yakka - hard work
arvo - afternoon
bottle-o - liquor store; bottle shop
pissed to the gills - very drunk
slacker - may be intelligent but may not be performing intelligently
aggro - angry
garbo - garbage man
chucked a sickie - took sick leave from work - without actually being sick
lippie - lipstick
servo - service station where petrol is available

Linking to:
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - The Tuesday Platform - local vernacular


Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah, my mother tongue! (Well actually my father's; Mum came from India, but never mind.) And limericks to boot! :-)

kaykuala said...

Hilarious limericks Gemma! Nice to know the local lingo!


brudberg said...

Oh I needed the vocabulary... love limericks.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Wonderful take on a limerick :D

Ellecee said...

I love both of these,,,brings back memories of my time in Australia. Thanks so much and well done.

Susan Anderson said...

Haha. Fun, and a great into to Aussie slang for me...

Raivenne said...

Hee-hee, this little limerick was delightful. I was able to figure it out without the glossary. Nice play on slang.

Debi Swim said...

Love hearing (I read it out loud in my head)the Aussie lingo. Fun

Teri said...

Musical. It is fun reading it out loud.

Marian said...

Oh hah! Very fun limericks!

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