Re: Donga again
Wed, 01 Apr 98 08:50:23 +1000
The Australian National Dictionary (Oxford) only mentions the dry
water course or the humble dwelling definition.
The Macquarie (2nd edition) gives 5 meanings:
1: shallow gully, 2: makeshift shelter, 3: (in PNG) a house, 4:
(colloquially The Bush), and 5: as a verb colloquially to loaf or
Incidentally the Macquarie also defines
Dong to hit, or colloquially an element of wedding tackle
Donger, a club (fir stunning fish etc.) and colloquially in wedding
tackle as above.
The Macquarie does not mention that the dong is the Vietnamese unit of
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