Re: DONGA (Chat)

Subject: Re: DONGA (Chat)
From: Bonnie Oliver <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 17:23:55 +0200
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."
Stephen Murray-Smith

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.

Best regards.


At 06:16 PM 3/31/98 +1000, you wrote:
>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
>Email   | the memory of that
>Ph/fax +61 7 3281 5010 | insolence!"
>> 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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