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(News.com.au)   New trend that encourages friends to skol a beer, film it, then dob in their friends has swept Australian social media and confused the rest of the English-speaking world   (news.com.au) divider line 71
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2014-01-10 09:05:03 PM  
This is the most accurate headline I have ever read on of Fark.  I have no farking clue what the hell this article is talking about.
 
2014-01-10 09:15:38 PM  
Neck, boot, schooner, skol, dob?

Fair dinkum.
 
2014-01-10 09:16:14 PM  

Ennuipoet: This is the most accurate headline I have ever read on of Fark.  I have no farking clue what the hell this article is talking about.


"Skol a beer, film it, then dob in their friends"

Put tobacco dip into your beer, take a video with your iPhone as you drink it, then ... um, something...uh, Dobby? Pretend to be an elf from the Harry Potter series and everyone has a good laugh hahahahaha!!!
 
2014-01-10 09:16:30 PM  
Yobbos
 
2014-01-10 09:30:07 PM  
Ho, ho, ho! Well, if it isn't fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!
 
2014-01-10 09:33:21 PM  
Isn't Skol a brand of chaw?
 
2014-01-10 09:35:42 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Put tobacco dip into your beer


WTF?  I was doing this back the 80's.

/i got better
 
2014-01-10 10:11:15 PM  
Jesus Christ I might be having a stroke!!!

I can't read English anymore.

I mean it all looks like English words, and seem to be in a proper sentence format, yet I can't make heads or tails of it.

Should I be seeking medical attention?
 
2014-01-10 11:21:59 PM  
so the Australians figured out how to chug a beer?
 
2014-01-10 11:29:45 PM  
Stopped reading after 'craze continues to sweep social media'.  Whatever it is, it's dumb.  Perhaps 2.7 Harlem Shake units of dumb.
 
2014-01-10 11:33:14 PM  
So you chug a beer and show it to your friends? Is that it? I thought you were cool, Australia.
 
2014-01-10 11:33:30 PM  
Much like "Yahoo Serious Film Festival", I understand the individual words, but not the order that they were spoken in.
 
2014-01-10 11:36:44 PM  
Yeah I watched the videos and it looks like it all translates to "chug one beer"
 
2014-01-10 11:38:23 PM  
So basically it's chain (video)mail.

You skol a beer, video it, then 'dob' or nominate the next person that has to do it. Rinse. Repeat.

From watching the video, you appear to have to be wearing a silly costume as we.
 
2014-01-10 11:38:32 PM  
Did you read this on someone's blag?
 
2014-01-10 11:40:37 PM  
well, it's better than that "icing" thing that went around a few years ago

no i won't google it for you
 
2014-01-10 11:41:25 PM  
A schooner of beer?

/it's a sailboat!
//nothing inherently harmful in chugging one beer
 
2014-01-10 11:43:38 PM  
once again  WE SPEAK AMERICAN not english.
 
2014-01-10 11:43:57 PM  
I'd rather dafuq a beer.
 
2014-01-10 11:44:58 PM  
That's an odd name. I'd have called them chazzwazzers!
 
2014-01-10 11:49:12 PM  
Met an Aussie kid in SE Asia last year who told me about running over bush chooks with his ute.

/chasing emus with an SUV
 
2014-01-10 11:51:14 PM  

sjdaman: So basically it's chain (video)mail.

You skol a beer, video it, then 'dob' or nominate the next person that has to do it. Rinse. Repeat.

From watching the video, you appear to have to be wearing a silly costume as we.


As we? AS WE WHAT? DON'T LEAVE ME HANGING!
 
2014-01-10 11:53:35 PM  
Can I get an Aussie-English translation?
 
2014-01-10 11:57:11 PM  
Must be fairly recent lingo among Australians, because Hitler never talked like that.
 
2014-01-10 11:58:49 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Ennuipoet: This is the most accurate headline I have ever read on of Fark.  I have no farking clue what the hell this article is talking about.

"Skol a beer, film it, then dob in their friends"

Put tobacco dip into your beer, take a video with your iPhone as you drink it, then ... um, something...uh, Dobby? Pretend to be an elf from the Harry Potter series and everyone has a good laugh hahahahaha!!!


When I lived there, dobbing on or dobbing in someone meant telling on them, ie reporting them to the authorities.

I'm not sure how that applies here.  It was...sweet fark, 25 years ago.  I think the language has evolved since then, or the Victorians in this article don't speak my Queensland slang.
 
2014-01-10 11:58:58 PM  
Australian guy here. Let me translate for you seppos.

<b>The new trend that encourages friends to skol a beer, film it, then dob in their friends has swept social media in the past week. </b>

The latest fad on social media is to film yourself, chug a whole beer in one go and at the end of the video nominate a friend to do the same thing.

if you don't do it, a drop bear will come and eat you in your sleep.

The "nek" part of neknominate comes from the meme "nek minnit". Google it for further info.
 
2014-01-10 11:59:36 PM  
At least they aren't cold cocking defenseless people for fun, as far as I can tell.
If they want to put dip in their beer and then puke on their friends, I'm OK with that.
/still have no clue what the article was talking about.
//was I even close?
 
2014-01-10 11:59:52 PM  
And what was that, "shrimp on a barby thing"?
 
2014-01-11 12:03:31 AM  

mediocretaur: so the Australians figured out how to chug a beer?


Oh we've got it figured.

In 1955 Bob Hawke downed 2 and a half imperial pints in a record 11 seconds. He later became prime minister.

6 years later a law student in Queensland broke the record by downing 2.6 imperial pints in 7.9 seconds.

In 1989 David boon (cricketer) drank a record 52 cans of beer on a flight to London.
 
2014-01-11 12:06:32 AM  

StokeyBob: And what was that, "shrimp on a barby thing"?


I'm pretty sure that 'shrimp on the barbi' refers to when a really diminutive Aussie guy gets carried around by a Barbara Streisand impersonator.
 
2014-01-11 12:07:22 AM  
Young people drinking.  Real news.  Real funny.
 
2014-01-11 12:12:35 AM  
Infinitely better than planking, leisure diving, or that milk smashing thing.  At least with this the people are drinking some beer.  Of course, this trend is probably what led to the other trends.
 
2014-01-11 12:15:59 AM  

Shrink: sjdaman: So basically it's chain (video)mail.

You skol a beer, video it, then 'dob' or nominate the next person that has to do it. Rinse. Repeat.

From watching the video, you appear to have to be wearing a silly costume as we.

As we? AS WE WHAT? DON'T LEAVE ME HANGING!


ll.
 
2014-01-11 12:17:01 AM  

Mock26: Infinitely better than planking, leisure diving, or that milk smashing thing.  At least with this the people are drinking some beer.  Of course, this trend is probably what led to the other trends.


I actually saw some guys "icing" in a parking lot at the mall.
 
2014-01-11 12:21:39 AM  
Whatever you do, don't tell them about poking a whole in the bottom of a beer can while chugging (skol).
 
2014-01-11 12:29:12 AM  

EdNortonsTwin: Whatever you do, don't tell them about poking a whole in the bottom of a beer can while chugging (skol).


A whole what?
 
2014-01-11 12:36:30 AM  
Fine, as an Aussie, I'll translate. 'Boot' = trunk. A Schooner is 425ml - its a measurement only used in NSW and QLD (2 states of Aus), the rest of us use imperial measures; pints (568ml/20 ounces) and pots (284ml/10 ounces). Not sure when it started being spelled 'skol' rather than 'skull'...

That's the 2nd time Bob Hawke (former PM, Rhodes scholar, PhD in Economics, former head of the trade unions) has skulled a beer in front of a cricket crowd recently. He's 82 btw. And a farking champion.

The game is - you skull a beer, which in Victoria means a pint, in NSW and Queensland a schooner - and then nominate the next person to do so. If they fail to do so... well, they get shiat for the rest of the night, or perhaps something more elaborate, depending on who's playing.

The article seems to be suggesting that young people are drinking irresponsibly. Something their parents would NEVER have done of course... I know, I'm ashamed too...
 
2014-01-11 12:41:30 AM  
Incorrect use of the word "dob" in that article. To dob you in means to grass you up.  It does not mean nominate.

If the average Aussie can't understand what we are talking about, how's youse poor old Seppos gunna handle it, eh?
 
2014-01-11 12:57:12 AM  

steerforth: Incorrect use of the word "dob" in that article. To dob you in means to grass you up.  It does not mean nominate.

If the average Aussie can't understand what we are talking about, how's youse poor old Seppos gunna handle it, eh?


OK, now you're making it up.

/fair suck of the sav
 
2014-01-11 01:10:35 AM  

Bondith: steerforth: Incorrect use of the word "dob" in that article. To dob you in means to grass you up.  It does not mean nominate.

If the average Aussie can't understand what we are talking about, how's youse poor old Seppos gunna handle it, eh?

OK, now you're making it up.

/fair suck of the sav


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2014-01-11 01:49:30 AM  
Apparently it's Australian for "snowballing."
 
2014-01-11 02:20:44 AM  
This headline is unclear. Mind if we call it Bruce?
 
2014-01-11 03:41:35 AM  

sjcousins: In 1989 David boon (cricketer) drank a record 52 cans of beer on a flight to London.


IIRC, by doing so he beat the record of Rod Marsh (cricketer) from the 1981 Ashes Tour. Marsh had passed out by the time they landed at Heathrow Airport so his best mate, the legendary fast bowler Dennis Lillee, had to wheel his drunken sleeping arse through airport customs on a trolley.

Marsh made a point of waking up early the next morning. When Lillee and the rest of the jet-lagged Australian cricket team came down for breakfast they found Marsh sitting at the hotel bar sipping on an early-morning "hair of the dog" beer.

Australia won the first Test of the six match series and drew the second. In the third Test at Leeds Australia had England absolutely farked by the end of the third day of play, and were on the verge of going 2-0 up in the series. For a joke, Marsh and Lillee visited one of the betting tents at the ground and put a small troll bet on England winning (from a virtually unwinnable position) at 500-1 odds. They ended up giving the thousands of pounds they won to charity.

England's Ian Botham proceeded to smash an amazingly unlikely unbeaten innings of 149 runs, and Australia lost the game by 18 runs and went on to lose the series, and the Ashes, due to more Botham heroics. To this day that series is called "Botham's Ashes". Fark Ian Botham.

/If that doesn't further confuse the Seppos then nothing will
 
2014-01-11 04:04:07 AM  
I've read the article and comments and I still have no idea what it was about.

Google translate doesn't seem to work with the Australian language.
 
2014-01-11 04:55:02 AM  
Try ordering coffee sometime there.    Even Starbucks uses the goofy aussie names for things.   Flat white?  What the fark is that.
 
2014-01-11 05:13:20 AM  

Gilligann: I've read the article and comments and I still have no idea what it was about.

Google translate doesn't seem to work with the Australian language.


Two step procedure. You need to translate from Oz to English, then from English to Yank. No need to have a conniption in your diaper yawl.
 
2014-01-11 05:35:39 AM  

rnatalie: Try ordering coffee sometime there.    Even Starbucks uses the goofy aussie names for things.   Flat white?  What the fark is that.


It's a no-foam latte. A white coffee that is flat. Also, a macchiato is not a twenty ounce drink with syrup in it.
 
2014-01-11 05:51:04 AM  
Skol? ITYM "scull", subby. don't let those moronic New Ltd journos redefine our language.
 
2014-01-11 06:17:13 AM  

fusillade762: Ho, ho, ho! Well, if it isn't fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!



I actually understand this sentence. The article, no.


/I shall now go listen to the Ludwig Van
 
2014-01-11 06:42:31 AM  

steerforth: Incorrect use of the word "dob" in that article. To dob you in means to grass you up.  It does not mean nominate.

If the average Aussie can't understand what we are talking about, how's youse poor old Seppos gunna handle it, eh?


Agreed, dob was used way out of it's normal context.   I can see it stretching to "nominate" in certain circumstances, (e.g., "Bruce is the only one who hasn't chugged yet!  It's his turn!" = dobbing Bruce in) but I was definitely expecting some weird trend of dobbing in your mates to the coppers.

Skol, however, is correct.   Normally spelt skull or scull, but it should indeed be skol.
 
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