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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
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2014-01-11 06:43:25 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 its 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.
 
2014-01-11 06:51:32 AM  
A Swedish friend tells me that the traditional toast, "Skol!", comes from the Vikings.  It means "skull", as in the charming custom of relaxing after a hard day of pillaging by drinking your alcoholic beverage of choice from the split skull of your enemy.

Aussies have nothing on the Swedes.

// what's in your wallet?
 
2014-01-11 07:02:06 AM  

LiquidSky: 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.


I can't really work out this "dob" thingo. The closest I can come to is that they meant "dibs", as in having first dibs on something, which makes little sense but more than "dob" does.

With skol, skull and scull, I was always under the impression that we called it "skolling" based on the Scandinavian term "skal", meaning the "cheers" salutation, and we just pronounced it and spelled it incorrectly as "sculled" (now "skulled"), but I have yet to find a credible source for the etymology.

Hic!
 
2014-01-11 07:52:16 AM  
Umm....

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2014-01-11 08:11:08 AM  
Skol Vikings!
 
2014-01-11 08:16:42 AM  

Macular Degenerate: Umm....
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Lulz. Oh my that is disturbing. Colostomy bag? Deformed genitalia? ugh
 
2014-01-11 08:52:20 AM  
So it's just like having a VB from the esky in the back of the ute for people that have Holden Commodores instead of utes.

The only problem I can see is if a thong falls off your foot coming out of the boot. Bloody oath, that would ruin your Australia Day (KISS THE FLAG!! KISS IT!!) worse than being hit in the knackers by a Shane Warne Bosie.

Know what I mean?
 
2014-01-11 08:53:26 AM  

Macular Degenerate: Umm....

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Excuse me, but that is Australia's most famous cultural attache, and a fine representative of Australian manhood.

(He does have a habit of whipping out the old trouser sausage, however. Martine McCutcheon notices it at about 3.50m here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hw0EwWKQRY)
 
2014-01-11 08:53:35 AM  

berylman: Macular Degenerate: Umm....
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Lulz. Oh my that is disturbing. Colostomy bag? Deformed genitalia? ugh


It's a comedian in costume. Same man that plays Dame Edna.
 
2014-01-11 08:59:37 AM  

LiquidSky: 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!" = dobbin 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.


To 'dob' on someone, to rat them out for what they did, is also used in England. See the lyrics for "Stripper Vicar" by Mansun.

http://m.metrolyrics.com/stripper-vicar-lyrics-mansun.html
 
2014-01-11 09:28:58 AM  

Bondith: 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.


"Give a listen to the WinCo's Banter will you? I can't make heads nor tails of it."
 
2014-01-11 10:27:31 AM  
"This story was published: 14 years ago."  ?????

Macular Degenerate: Umm....

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I knew this guy in the mid 1970s, he was pushing 80, and he told of a guy who would walk into bars in the 1930s and drop his trousers and ask, "Any of you ladies want to go out for the evening?" Apparently he was hung like a horse and always found a companion.
 
2014-01-11 10:35:58 AM  

Macular Degenerate: Umm....

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Gigantic balls on the left, dick on the right.
 
2014-01-11 11:13:54 AM  

Macular Degenerate: Umm....

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He's well endowed.
 
2014-01-11 11:35:50 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-11 04:46:51 PM  

Jackpot777: So it's just like having a VB from the esky in the back of the ute for people that have Holden Commodores instead of utes.

The only problem I can see is if a thong falls off your foot coming out of the boot. Bloody oath, that would ruin your Australia Day (KISS THE FLAG!! KISS IT!!) worse than being hit in the knackers by a Shane Warne Bosie.

Know what I mean?


Not at all. This sounds an awful lot like an old drunk I occasionally see downtown. Maybe he's just Australian.
 
2014-01-11 06:31:22 PM  

Jackpot777: So it's just like having a VB from the esky in the back of the ute for people that have Holden Commodores instead of utes.

The only problem I can see is if a thong falls off your foot coming out of the boot. Bloody oath, that would ruin your Australia Day (KISS THE FLAG!! KISS IT!!) worse than being hit in the knackers by a Shane Warne Bosie.

Know what I mean?


No. No I don't. 

A Warnie 'Bosie'? Dont ya mean a wrongun'? Or a flippa'?

But yeah, when ya thongs bust a plug, it's nothing short of a travesty.
 
2014-01-11 08:09:51 PM  
 
2014-01-11 10:40:38 PM  

gordoLDN: Jackpot777: So it's just like having a VB from the esky in the back of the ute for people that have Holden Commodores instead of utes.

The only problem I can see is if a thong falls off your foot coming out of the boot. Bloody oath, that would ruin your Australia Day (KISS THE FLAG!! KISS IT!!) worse than being hit in the knackers by a Shane Warne Bosie.

Know what I mean?

No. No I don't. 

A Warnie 'Bosie'? Dont ya mean a wrongun'? Or a flippa'?

But yeah, when ya thongs bust a plug, it's nothing short of a travesty.


You nippers and your new cool Strine words.
 
2014-01-11 11:00:37 PM  

Jackpot777: gordoLDN: Jackpot777: So it's just like having a VB from the esky in the back of the ute for people that have Holden Commodores instead of utes.

The only problem I can see is if a thong falls off your foot coming out of the boot. Bloody oath, that would ruin your Australia Day (KISS THE FLAG!! KISS IT!!) worse than being hit in the knackers by a Shane Warne Bosie.

Know what I mean?

No. No I don't. 

A Warnie 'Bosie'? Dont ya mean a wrongun'? Or a flippa'?

But yeah, when ya thongs bust a plug, it's nothing short of a travesty.

You nippers and your new cool Strine words.


You know, intentional obfuscation makes you a seppo. Good on ya, mate.
 
2014-01-11 11:12:23 PM  

bluecamel: Jackpot777: gordoLDN: Jackpot777: So it's just like having a VB from the esky in the back of the ute for people that have Holden Commodores instead of utes.

The only problem I can see is if a thong falls off your foot coming out of the boot. Bloody oath, that would ruin your Australia Day (KISS THE FLAG!! KISS IT!!) worse than being hit in the knackers by a Shane Warne Bosie.

Know what I mean?

No. No I don't. 

A Warnie 'Bosie'? Dont ya mean a wrongun'? Or a flippa'?

But yeah, when ya thongs bust a plug, it's nothing short of a travesty.

You nippers and your new cool Strine words.

You know, intentional obfuscation makes you a seppo. Good on ya, mate.


Actually, sorry, I thought you were one of the asshats calling us seppos. But still, don't be knowingly cryptic and expect others to understand.
 
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