Some Australian Horse Racing Slang for #RaceNight
I love #RaceNight on TVG, especially seeing the racing from Australia (pronounced STRAYA for us Aussies).
I do have a good laugh listening to those poor blokes @ @ trying to pronounce some of the Australian Race Tracks, I was in fits of laughter when they were trying to pronounce Murwillumbah, which is to us locals MAR WOOL UM BAH.
Any way here are a few tips to help them deal with Aussie Racing
London to a brick on. This uniquely Australian phrase was popularised by legendary race caller Ken Howard. London to a brick on is a statement of betting odds in which the punter is prepared to bet the whole city of London to win a single brick — a statement, in other words, of supreme confidence.
Never bet odds on, Never run upstairs, a common expression on Australian Race Tracks.
Back of Bourke : a very long way away
Brizzie : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
Cactus : dead, not functioning
Corker : something excellent
Crook : sick, or badly made
Deadset : true, the truth
Dill : an idiot
Fair Dinkum : true, real, genuine
Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
Dipstick : a loser, idiot
Doovalacky : used whenever you can’t remember what something is called.
Drum : information, tip-off (“I’ll give you the drum”)
Spit the Dummy : get very upset at something
Fair go : a chance (“give a bloke a fair go”)
Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief
Flat out like a lizard drinking : flat out, busy
Galah : fool, silly person. Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.
Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
Good onya : good for you, well done
Moolah : money
Mozzie : mosquito
Muddy : mud crab (a great delicacy)
Mug : friendly insult (“have a go, yer mug”), gullible person
No-hoper : somebody who’ll never do well
Not the full quid : not bright intellectually
Quid, make a : earn a living – “are you making a quid?”
Rapt : pleased, delighted
Ratbag : mild insult
Ridgy-didge : original, genuine
Rip snorter : great, fantastic – “it was a rip snorter of a party”
Ripper : great, fantastic – “it was a ripper party”
You Little Ripper! : Exclamation of delight or as a reaction to good news
She’ll be right : it’ll turn out okay
Sheepshagger : A New Zealander
Sheila : a woman
Shoot through : to leave
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