The verb is first recorded from the 1940s, and possibly comes from Australian military slang of the Second World War period. It is term for any of several eucalypts, especially the blue-leaved Eucalyptus microtheca found across central and northern Australia, a fibrous-barked tree yielding a durable timber and occurring in seasonally flooded areas.
Should be some fish out there I say. Albany, Geraldton, Esperance, Eucla and Perth all have their doctor. The following coding and IT boot camp facts and statistics provide an introduction to the changing trends in education and training programs.
The phrase has now lost all connection with its rhyming slang origin.
This example illustrates the way the origins of words and phrases can be lost with changes in technology. My cobber, here, used to sing in opera. Billabongs are often formed when floodwaters recede.
We are so close to Queensland that I think we should hop over the border. The firies came close to saving the home but it does have some extensive damage.
Look out - female approaching! I'm a bogan because I'm overweight.
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A domestic fowl; a chicken. Australian English often uses the feminine pronoun she where standard English would use it. By the 1970s the verbal form had developed into the noun.
First recorded in the 1920s and still going strong today.
But in Australia the adjective has another meaning ' especially of a person wild, uncontrolled; unconventional; outside the conventional bounds of society; dirty, scruffy.
More generally, a galah session is 'a long chat' - A. Recommended Reading: The bird referred to is the grey-backed, pink-breasted cockatoo Eolophus roseicapillus , occurring in all parts of Australia except the extreme north-east and south-west.