Subject: Re: DONGA
From: John Penhallurick <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 21:02:15 +1000
I append my contribution to the debate.  The term for the male appendage is
"dong", not "donger" or "donga".

>Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 20:58:57 +1000
>To: Tom and Dixie <>
>From: John Penhallurick <>
>Subject: Re: DONGA
>The only Australian sense of the term (now obsolete) is in reference to
poor living quarters.  If someone mentioned the word without a context, I
would assume that it referedd to a feature of African landscapes, ie a
slight depression the plain which collects more rain and as a result has
more foliage than the surrounding plain.
>John Penhallurick
>At 20:57 30/03/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>      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?   Tom,
>>The Yank from Oregon  <>
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