Diane

"Adelaidians"

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    Just reading on another thread where Libby (I think) came up with this word and it made me smile. Reminded me of when I was chatting to another mum at the school who originated from NSW - now I know we are "South Australians" and there are "Victorians" in and around Melbourne, but I wondered what those who come from New South Wales were - you got it "New South Welshmen" - even if they're women! I guess Queenslanders is a pretty obvious one - but what about those from NT? and are those in Perth Western Australians or West Australians? Sydney dwellers are Sydneysiders, what about Melbourne? And is there such a thing as a Brisbanian? A Cairnian? A Perthian? A Hobarthian?

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    Guest Libby1971

    Yes it's my word and I claim the copyright. All requests for publishing consent go through me or my agent (the dog in this case)!!!:laughxmas:

     

    Good questions!!! It is a crying shame that it is the end of term now as I do my best thinking during assembly (see thread devoted to new lyrics about hair cuts with the Rescue me tune)

     

    I think a Melbourne dweller is Melbournite. Probably utter tripe but it sounds quite exotic, don't you think? Hobart is a Hobartanian.

     

    I am just making this cr*p up, can you tell?

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    LOL Typical teacher Libby - you can say these things with total conviction and I for one am convinced it is all totally factual! Although I have to say i thought people from Hobart might be Hobbits....

     

    Thanks, Cribber, for the "Topender" one - although maybe you too are making that one up ..... sounds feasible anyway!

     

    I wonder if a Brisbane dweller that eats no meat or dairy is a Brisvegan then?

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    Guest Libby1971

    Hobbits? Brilliant idea. These words might exist, I just have no idea so I have checked on www.thefreedictionary.com and guess what? Adelaidian is a word!!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo, I know what I am talking about, I just can't spell properly as they have it as Adelaidean. Actually I can spell coz it looks better my way. Anyway, it is a work in progress for the others as I strive to look up the others.

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    Guest Libby1971

    Adeladies :laughxmas::laughxmas:

     

    Brilliant! I have just made a cuppa and was chuckling all around the kitchen:notworthy:

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    Guest Guest75

    Talking of copyright.......I claim the word "Pozzie" .Mentioned by my own fair hands at this PC.

    Short for a Pommie Ozzie........now mentioned in a lot of forums.............. You heard it here first folks :wisemanxmas:

     

    And there are Darwinians as well

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    Guest 0405delboy
    and ... wait for it... Adelads

     

     

    Hello to all,

    Might have already been said but people from Adelaide are also known as croweaters!

    0405delboy:embarrassed:

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    I truly don't want to rain on anyone's parade and I can only think there's something evil about me for even mentioning this but....(take a deep breathe LC)

     

    Here goes... Adelaidean is a bit before Libby - used before 1840 (:GEEK:). TBH I'd heard it before so just looked in an Australian dictionary before posting. Am I bad?

     

    I'll get my coat....

     

    Yours scared of reprisals,:swoon:

    LC

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    I truly don't want to rain on anyone's parade and I can only think there's something evil about me for even mentioning this but....(take a deep breathe LC)

     

    Here goes... Adelaidean is a bit before Libby - used before 1840 (:GEEK:). TBH I'd heard it before so just looked in an Australian dictionary before posting. Am I bad?

     

    I'll get my coat....

     

    Yours scared of reprisals,:swoon:

    LC

     

    You heard it used before 1840???

     

    Even I didn't think you were that old!

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    You ar$e! :biglaugh:And to think you're one of my heroes...sorry, 'were'!

     

    In fact I did hear it before 1840...it was nearer lunchtime....

     

    :wubclub:LC

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    Hello to all,

    Might have already been said but people from Adelaide are also known as croweaters!

    0405delboy:embarrassed:

     

    West (ern?) Australians are also known as Sandgropers

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    so are poms in Adelaide pomaladians?

     

    Well, if another thread is anything to go by, we might be Sadelaideans!

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    Guest Guest75
    Oh you have made his day! Bill's ego is intact.

     

    Awww - stop patting his ego!!!

     

    :P

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    Guest cazzie
    Awww - stop patting his ego!!!

     

    :P

     

    Hello Tyke,

    Hell, that will be hard! Bill is the best! I love Bill! Sorry, I just can't seem to help myself!

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    Hello Tyke,

    Hell, that will be hard! Bill is the best! I love Bill! Sorry, I just can't seem to help myself!

     

    Aaw, shucks!

    :)

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    Guest Guest75
    Aaw, shucks!

    :)

     

    Stop it you two..............Must be something in the water here !

     

    Was going to use the "mucky" emoticon but don't want to be offensive - just seeing two happy people in love ;)

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