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lovedogs
03-22-2006, 09:04 PM
I haven't been with this forum very long so I have to ask... is it always this quiet? Is anybody home? Isn't anyone doing anything interesting, or what?

Maybe I should start something. Yesterday I put a new Lee Shaver aperture sight on a Buffalo Classic for a lady friend. As soon as the weather warms up and I can get my sander outside I'll install a cushy Limbsaver pad on it. Then I can see if it'll shoot the same 500 gr. lead bullet mine does. So, let's wake this up some. Any comments?

454PB
03-22-2006, 10:53 PM
Yea, it seems a shame such a great site isn't used more. I spend most of my time over on the cast boolits side. This software is so user friendly and allows so many options! I wish some of the other forums I visit worked as well.

Toney
03-22-2006, 10:56 PM
I'm still here

kodiak1
03-23-2006, 12:24 AM
Try to pass thru here every evening after supper.

kg42
03-23-2006, 12:51 AM
Dave and Daniel are probably hunting right now, so it LOOKS quiet.... before the storm:mrgreen:

PS: look at the Members list/numbers of posts... this board is much greener than it looks.

d-o-k
03-23-2006, 01:33 AM
Dave and Daniel are probably hunting right now, so it LOOKS quiet.... before the storm:mrgreen:

PS: look at the Members list/numbers of posts... this board is much greener than it looks.

Bad time of the year for me you Blokes I'm starting this years Fox season & I'm flat out like a lizard drinking [smilie=w:

Dave

Gunload Master
03-23-2006, 03:30 AM
I am trying to push this place as much as I can to get some people over here. One good way is to post on other forums about us. So if anyone is willing :)

I am trying to make this software really easy to use and easy on the eyes. Hopefully it's working :)

454PB
03-23-2006, 04:04 AM
d-o-k.....please tanslate for us Yanks!

"flat out like a lizard drinking".

Does that mean broke....like out of money, or exhausted?
We don't see a lot of lizards where I live

Huffmanite
03-23-2006, 06:38 AM
Mercy Lovedogs, and I thought my 370 grain 43 Spanish rolling block bullets were big.

d-o-k
03-23-2006, 06:45 AM
d-o-k.....please tanslate for us Yanks!

"flat out like a lizard drinking".

Does that mean broke....like out of money, or exhausted?
We don't see a lot of lizards where I live

Sorry about that ! I sometimes slip up & go into Auz slang ! It means working very hard ! several other expresstions are Fair Dinkum which means ....that your being truefull ,is that so ? or yeah it happened like that ,Honest ! Flash as a Rat with a Gold tooth ! Very good,feeling on top of the world. My oath! being truthfull or very impressed a ROO can be discribed as a BOOMER being a large male or Grasshoppers ! Goats = Smellies Rabbits = Underground Mutton

Dave

Huffmanite
03-23-2006, 07:42 AM
That's alright D-O-K, remember the time 3 Auz sailors came into a store I was employed in to buy some things. I and two fellow workers couldn't understand much of what they said when they began asking us questions about Houston. I had them write out their questions to answer them.

versifier
03-23-2006, 03:11 PM
Of all the hundreds of dialects of English, the hardest for me to understand is Scottish, and that because they add in a lot of Erse (Scots Gaelic). If they use only English words I can puzzle it out. There are some inner city black slangs that I'm clueless with, but with them, just like with Oz, it's a matter of learning the idioms. That is, I know the words they're using, but they put them together in groups that are, to me, sometimes meaningless. The two most pleasing to the ear are Irish and Hawaiian. To me, the language is a tool that I use in my work, and each new set of words I learn is like another set of loading dies on the shelf or a new box of router bits. The amazing diversity of the posters from all around the world is a humbling and enriching experience. Many of us couldn't understand each other if we were speaking aloud, yet we easily transcend those differences through the love of our common interests. I'm sure if Dave heard me telling a story in my New England Yankee twang, he and his mates would be scratching their heads and catching about half of it, and there'd be a good many Americans who wouldn't understand me very well, either. While I seldom write in dialect, I enjoy the slang expressions and trying to puzzle them out by their context is every bit as much fun for me as the puzzle of the local deer herd I try to work out each summer and fall. And I'm probably a bit more successful with the language, too!

d-o-k
03-24-2006, 03:58 AM
I think the thing that sums up the Aussie slang the best (which seems to be disapearing by the way ) Was a photo of a sign out side of a store in Palistine in WW1 ...... English & French spoken ! Austrailian.......... understood !:mrgreen: I found it cary once that a jornilist who was doing a story on Pro shooting had interviewed a group of us ,took the time to write down exactly how we had spoken & the was just a continues line of words without break or puntuation ! Owyagionmatehaveagoodnight? scary stuff! To us it would of been a plain Ow ya going Mate ? Have a good night?

Dave

454PB
03-24-2006, 04:13 AM
Maybe this will make sense to you, d-o-k

I play music in a band, and there was a couple at one of our dances from Australia. During my break, we struck up a conversation, and I made a remark to the guy that his wife sure had a big fanny pack. He got really agitated and walked away. I won't say what I learned about my remark......maybe you want to explain for the rest of the crew

d-o-k
03-24-2006, 04:38 AM
454 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to shake the hand of the man who made that coment to a Aussie about his wife & can still write with out the aid of artificial assistance & eat solid food as apposed to taking it through a straw[smilie=l:

Now remembering we have younger members on this site !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In Australia Fanny is Slang for the Female of the speicies Sexual organs !

Over here what your refer to a fanny is called a Bum (Yeah I know a Bum to yu people is a down & out person ) I know this as I once refered to a Yank as being a Bum in the sence of being a A/hole & got the reply that he was quite wealthy & up standing in his community ! :confused: Needless to say as he walked away I thought to my self .......Well that did'nt have the effect I would have liked !

Dave

d-o-k
03-24-2006, 04:43 AM
Oh whilst on the subject of BUMS/ FANNYS the expresstion to discribe a womans back side of ample proportion is .......6 1/2 axe handles across the acre & then duck for cover :mrgreen:

As I'm about to as the wife is reading this over my shoulder ....MEDIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave

versifier
03-24-2006, 05:46 AM
:mrgreen: I have to remember that one, almost fell out of my chair laughing! We say things like "bigger hams than a brood sow", "she's got at least four cheeks", "she better watch out for one legged men carrying harpoons", or "draft horses are taller and have tails"......
Brits use "fanny" the same way, and not as a polite word I'm told. It must be a hoot when you hear it's sometimes a woman's name over here, a nickname for Frances. Our semantic equivalent (i.e. not fit for polite company) comes from Irish slang and again, keeping in mind that we have younger readers, I will use the acronym See You Next Tuesday.
Why "boomer"? Or is there a reason?

454PB
03-24-2006, 05:54 AM
I was so surprised at his reaction, I asked one of the others (there were about 6 Aussies in the group) what I had done to insult him[smilie=l: [smilie=l:

I later talked to him and explained my ignorance of Aussie slang and he forgave me.

So what do you call a fanny pack in Australia? Bum pouch?

d-o-k
03-24-2006, 06:11 AM
A Boomer get's it's nick name form the sound they make as they hit the ground with their feet & tail after jumping! Of a night you can hear the Thud, thud, of them jumping ! A fanny bag over here is known as a Bum bag ! A down & out is known to be a Feral! Homosexual is a POOf, Drongo is a idiot. the thing is these can be also used as terms of enderment! Ie a Mate of mine is called" Emil the Poof" (due to the Fact his a Pom (english) & he speaks very dictioned english ! He is happily married )
A serious insult to us Roo shootrers is for one to call another a Roo Tick ! Scab is another very serious insult refering to non union strike breaking workers ! Whom are considered the lowest form of life on the planet ! Having never worked in a industry that has a unin I tend to stay away from this issue & leave it to those invovled

Dave

454PB
03-24-2006, 04:14 PM
Hey! common ground......a scab is the same thing to us.

Some of the others are totally foreign to me. The interesting thing is that slang in American English changes constantly. As my now adult kids were growing up, I'd make some remark and get that "Dad is old and hasn't a clue" look. Even funnier, slang we used when I was a teenager is now returning. It's hard keeping up.

My daughter (who is 34) recently asked me to teach her how to convert audio CD's to MP3 files and burn them on a disk. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the songs she wanted to convert were by the Beatles and the Eagles.....this was the music she groaned at when I played it as she was growing up.

d-o-k
03-25-2006, 03:28 AM
Ah this is a look that I know so well ! I get threaterned with ! You Old Fart we'll put you in a home ! Yet the kids come home with news of the latest song ,or trend & are agast when I point out I knew of that song or "Invention" back in the 60's :neutral:! Looks of horror from the kids ! I have tried to explain you can't reinvent the wheel !

Dave

versifier
03-25-2006, 05:56 PM
New car, same old rubber tires. My teenage daughter has taken a fancy to my cd collection, but she rips and burns herself new copies instead of snagging mine. She's a keeper, but she'll probably be flying the nest soon. Too bad.

lovedogs
03-26-2006, 05:52 AM
Well, it looks like we finally got things rolling around here. Feels good. I just knew someone had to be around. Huffmanite, I only use those big ol' 500 gr. bullets for shooting at silly-wets. Some of our locals use lighter bullets but the big uns seem to do better when shooting a half-mile. Our final target, a 876 yd. buffalo is hard to hit on a windy day and the heavies do better. I only use 300gr. for hunting with the .45-70.... they are plenty for game.

d-o-k
03-26-2006, 06:01 AM
On the odd occastion my gun guy gets a god deal on 300 gn .458 bullets I'll lash out & get 100 for goats ! But I,ve got a 405 gn mould whih I really love as a hunting round out of my Marlin

Dave

shooter575
03-27-2006, 01:36 AM
Good thread on the slang.I love to hear all the ways we can take the same basic english? and make it our own.Stealing words from other languages is somthing I bet we have no peers to.Somthing the french just cant do. I have a midwestern US dialect.I can understand most others.My mother is from Tennessee,so I can understand our southern drawl OK.But I met some backwoods logers from Alabama and I had a real hard time with them.

d-o-k
03-27-2006, 02:00 AM
I reckon the hardest person in thew world to understand is a Welshman when he gets excited! Used to Shoot a ajoining property with a "Taffey" On the odd occassion there'd be a little poaching between the two of us & if I caught him on my patch or visa versa would he get excited & there was no way you could keep up with the rate of speach ! (let alone get a word in )

Dave

454PB
03-27-2006, 03:17 AM
My wife and I took several motorcycle tours of Canada. I had more trouble understanding those Canucks than I did when we visited New Orleans. Of course we here in Montana "think" we have no accent, but the people in the South sure thought we did. A lot of them even said "you sound like you're from Montana".

My son-in-law was born and raised in Ohio, and I give him grief all the time about his Ohio slang.

lovedogs
03-27-2006, 05:01 AM
If we want to go the other direction, take a look along the border with Mexico. My first wife was Mexican so I speak it pretty well. And the people way down in their country are fine. But along the border they butcher both English and Spanish really bad. We Americans can't understand them and neither can the Mexicans. I've always enjoyed learning of other cultures and find languages interesting.

454shooter
04-07-2006, 04:18 AM
I'm hiding........

454shooter
04-07-2006, 04:26 AM
Ah this is a look that I know so well ! I get threaterned with ! You Old Fart we'll put you in a home ! Yet the kids come home with news of the latest song ,or trend & are agast when I point out I knew of that song or "Invention" back in the 60's :neutral:! Looks of horror from the kids ! I have tried to explain you can't reinvent the wheel !

Dave
Unless, a guy from work. Now retired.
He was getting the itch to make his own memory boards ! They are already been invented. ie: he was trying to re-invent the wheel.
I showed him my INTEL book for electronics engineers. He thumbed through it.
Very complicated.
Tail tucked in between his legs. Boards were 3-4 layers thick. Wasn't like 30 years ago. And, I've been in electronics for 40 years, or more.

C1PNR
04-09-2006, 01:42 AM
They're very interesting, at least to me. I was born in South Dakota several years ago. Since then I've lived and worked all over the US.

I spent 6 years in Oklahoma during my late Elementary and Junior High School days. Then moved to Idaho for High School. Since then I've lived and worked from Northern New York State to Hawaii and LOTS of places in between.

I found it very interesting that when I traveled on business to Texas, Alabama, etc., it took me about half a day to "reacquire" my southern (Oklahoma) accent.

The natural Idaho accent is almost exactly the same as Georgia! Idaho was settled during the "late unpleasantness" between the North and South during the 1860s. In fact, Gold was discovered just a few miles north of Boise in 1862 and the resulting mining activity pretty much financed that "unpleasantness" for the North.

And South Dakota is another story altogether! A LOT of Scandinavian (Norwegian and Swede) influence, and boy do they talk fast!!

A very interesting collection of local sounds. And then we get to consider our Australian and New Zealand friends, not to mention the source, Great Britain.

I just hope my Grandchildren aren't forced to learn Arabic, and live under Sharia law!