TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM "THE DINKUM DICTIONARY" - A ripper guide to Aussie
English. Lenie (Midge) Johnansen "The Dinkum Dictionary would bring a
brown dog back to life, will put hair on your chest, will stir the possums
- an immensely comprehensive collection of the words we REALLY use."
Now then with that said.....
1. penis: e.g. He's got a dong like a horse! (also: donger) Note: This
also Yank slang.
2. hit; bash: e.g. I'm so mad I could dong him!
1. poor living quarters; tin shed; five or ten man hut used as temporary
quarters for single male workers.
2. remote, country areas: e.g. He lives up the donga somewhere.
And there you have it. Any more questions on Aussie lingo may be addressed
to this Yank who had to learn Oz speak.
At 06:16 PM 3/31/98 +1000, you wrote:
>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 Parslow Stafford | "Oh, many a Cup of this
>Ipswich, Qld, Australia | forbidden Wine must drown
>Email | the memory of that
>Ph/fax +61 7 3281 5010 | insolence!"
>> From: Tom and Dixie <>
>> 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 <>