Subject: Re: DONGA
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 11:29:19 +0930
>To: birds.
>From: Tony Russell <>
>Subject: Re: DONGA
>Tom, A very frequent query from aliens. Well, it's not your Dong, which is
the little bit the girls go for. 
>Much of Aus is fairly bare ground with low bushes ( salt bush) called
gibber plains.Some of it has a few low trees where there is enough water.
It's good for birds and dingos and mining but little else. Very few people
live there because it's bloody hot in the summer and freezing cold in the
winter and is miles from anywhere that reasonable humans want to live,(well,
perhaps the odd Yank or so.)
>So, when you are out there beyond everywhere else, we say you are out in
the DONGA.   See, it's so simple!  Tony, the mad Pom.
>At 08:57 PM 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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