Specialist: Antipodean English

From the quiz on 19/4/16.

  1. In Australia, a jocular phrase meaning “to be mad or eccentric” is to have which animals “(loose) in the top paddock”? Kangaroos

  2. In Australia and New Zealand, the word ‘slab’ usually refers to a cardboard case of how many cans or bottles of beer? 24

  3. In Australia, what happens to a person if they “cark it”? They die

  4. In Australia and New Zealand, the word ‘dag’, which is commonly used for an eccentric, unfashionable or generally “uncool” person, originally referred to a piece of matted faeces hanging from the hindquarters of which farm animal? Sheep

  5. In Australia, which colour can also refer to an argument or fight, an embarrassing mistake or a person with red hair? Blue

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