Monday, 17 October 2016

Dinkum Bonzer Dog







It’s raining in Sydney today, warm rain.  I took Buddy out early while it was still dry.  There is a private school nearby and the roads were crowded with big shiny 4x4s delivering the children to the school gates.   

The lollipop man (road crossing supervisor) in his bright yellow high-viz jacket was busy shepherding children across the road.  I thought maybe I could just slip past him straight on down the hill but for some reason he decided I needed to cross the road and strode out with his lollipop and stopped all the traffic for me.  Okay, I’ll cross the road then, anything for a quiet life. 
 
"G’day, that’s a dinkum bonzer dog you got there."* 

Buddy of course went berserk and tried to savage the nice man in his high-viz jacket.  I'd better find another route tomorrow.

*I didn't exactly hear what he said because Buddy was barking too loudly.







11 comments:

  1. All down to that youthful look which confused the Warden into believing you were a young mum :-)

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    1. Yup, and he thought Buddy was an ugly child.

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  2. As soon as I saw the picture of the hi-viz jacket I knew you would have trouble - good story though. Have a dinkum bonzer day (did he really say that)? I thought that phrase was just a parody of an Australian.

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    1. Yes, he really said that! OK, I confess that I didn't actually hear what he said so I sort of made that up. Australians do use 'fair dinkum' a lot.

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  3. He doesn't look very please; that lollipop looks menaciously pointed to your face!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Just a stock photo Maria but he did look a bit like that.

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  4. GOOGLE TRANSLATOR
    AUSTRALIAN "G’day, that’s a dinkum bonzer dog you got there."
    ENGLISH "Good morning madam. What a delightful hound you have with you."
    SUBTEXT "Fancy a date with a randy old lollipop man?"

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  5. Get him boy! Go for the ankles!

    Have you met any dogs called 'Bouncer'? Memories of Neighbours.

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