Re: DONGA (Chat)

To: <>, "Tom and Dixie" <>
Subject: Re: DONGA (Chat)
From: "Vicki Parslow-Stafford" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 18:16:27 +1000
Hi Tom

According to Koala-net's Glossary of Australian Slang, "donger" is one (of
many) terms for the male appendage.  However, it is more familiar to me
(please, no ribald jests!) as meaning a small, cramped room or other
less-than-substantial accommodation eg a student's dorm room.  This,
however, may be a more restricted usage, as I've heard it used mainly by
people who've been in the Army.

"To dong" someone or something, however, is to hit them, especially with a
blunt instrument eg "She donged me with a rolling-pin".  A "dong on the
head" might be from a falling plank, a low door-frame or an exasperated
birding mate's field guide after you've said "There, in that tree" for the
fifth time when you're both standing in rainforest.


Vicki PS
Vicki Parslow Stafford  | "Oh, many a Cup of this
Ipswich, Qld, Australia | forbidden Wine must drown
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> From: Tom and Dixie <>
> To: 
> Subject: DONGA
> Date: Tuesday, March 31, 1998 2:57 PM
>       At the outset I must apologize for the non-birding question.  However,
> being a non-native speaker I often have trouble understanding Australian
> context.  The question is: " what is the meaning of the word DONGA?  
> The Yank from Oregon  <>

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