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豪最も居住に適した都市メルボルンの楽天地がロケとしたテレビ番組

Dandenong-Ranges-by-James-Northfield多くの調査ではオーストラリアメルボルン市世界で最も居住に適している都市と選べる。
メルボルン市内で最もきれいな地域の一つがダンデノング山脈である。ここでは、1970年代・1980年代にて当時豪全国で最も人気それぞれ俳優・女優が主役となってテレビ番組のロケ地となっていた。
どちらの番組にしても目玉道具が同地域内で走るSLパフィング・ビリーであった。
残念ながら、どちらの番組の視聴率が低くいずれも1シーズン限りでピリオドを打った。
Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges, “The Hills,” were the settings for two relatively obscure and unrelated TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s. “Solo One” was a spin-off of the successful “Matlock Police” with Paul Cronin reprising the role of Gary Hogan stationed in Emerald before he moved on to the far more successful part of Dave Sullivan in “The Sullivans.” Meanwhile, “Come Midnight Monday” was set in Cockatoo and featured Australia’s then-darling Sally Boyden in one of her rare post-“Young Talent Time” roles. The show ran in 1982, the year before Cockatoo was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bushfires.

Australiana for Australia Day

Austentayshus オーストラリア人コメディアンオーステン・テーシャス氏*が1983年豪州象徴的なものや地名などのごろ合わせによって詩「Australiana」で全国一世風靡し、No. 1ヒットとなった。かなりやばい言葉使いであり、色な所で放送禁止となった。
1月26日建国近年日にあたる「Australia Day」にちなんで、下記再現する。お楽しみ。

    Australiana


Sittin’ at home last Sunday mornin’ me mate Boomer rang (boomerang). Said he was havin’ a few people around for a barbie, Said he might cook a burra (kookaburra) or two.
I said, “Sounds great, will Walla be (wallaby) there?”
He said “Yeah and Veggie might (Vegemite) come too”.
So I said to the wife “Do you wanna Go Anna (goanna)?”. She said “I’ll go if Din goes (dingoes).”
So I said “What’ll (wattle) we do about Nulla?”
He said “Nulla bores (Nullarbor) me to tears, leave him at home.”

We got to the party about two and walked straight out the kitchen to put some booze in the fridge. And you wouldn’t believe it, there’s Boomer’s wife Warra sittin there tryin to plait a puss (platypus)!
Now, I don’t like to speak ill o’ Warra, (Illawarra), but I was shocked. I mean, how much can a koala bear?
So I grabbed a beer, flashed me wanga at ‘er (Wangarratta) and went out and joined the party.
Pretty soon Ayers rocks in and things really started jumpin.’
This Indian girl, Marsu, turns up, dying to go to the toilet but she couldn’t find it.
I said to me mate Al, “Hey, where can Marsu pee, Al? (marsupial)
He said “She can go out back (Outback) with the fellas, she’s probably seen a cock or two. (cockatoo)
Well, just then Warra comes out of the kitchen with a few drinks for everybody.
Fair dinkum, you’ve never seen a cooler barmaid (coolabah).
I grabbed a beer and said, “Thanks Warra, tah. (warratah)”
A couple of queens land (Queensland) at the party, one smellin’ pretty strongly of aftershave. One of ’em sat down next to me and I turned to him and I said, “Ya know mate, you reek a’ Stockade (Eureka Stockade).”
It was a really hot day; Osko felt like a swim. He said to Ina, “Do you want a have a dip in the river, Ina? (Riverina)” She said “I haven’t got my cozzie, Osko (Kosciusko).”
Well, Bo says, “Come in starkers, what’ll they care? (wattle, Lake Eyre)”
Ina says, “What, without so much as a thread, Bo? (Thredbo). Ah, perish the thought (Perisher)! Has Youcum been in (Eucumbene) in yet?”
A few of the blokes decided to play some cricket. Boomer says “Why doesn’t Wom bat? (wombat). Yeah, and let Tenter field (Tenterfield).”
He said I should have a bowl but I was too out of it to play cricket so I suggested a game of cards. I said to Lyptus, “Wanna game of euchre, Lyptus (eucalyptus)?”
He said, “There’s no point mate, Dar wins (Darwin) every time.”
Well Bill said he’d like a smoke. Nobody knew where the dope was stashed. I said “I think Maree knows (merinos).”
But I was just spinning a bit of a yarn.
Barry pulls a joint out of his pocket. Bill says “Great! Barrier Reefer (Great Barrier Reef). What is it mate?”
“Noosa Heads (Noosa Heads) of course. Me mate Ada laid (Adelaide) ’em on me.”
And it was a great joint, too. Blew Mountains away (Blue Mountains). And his three sisters (Three Sisters).
Well, I thought I’d roll one meself. I said, “Chuck us the Tally Ho, Bart (Hobart).”
He said, “They’re out on the lawn, Ceston. (Launceston). Can you get em for us?” Bernie (Burnie) says, “It’s okay mate, she’s apples, I’ll get em for ya.”
Just then, Alice springs (Alice Springs) into action, starts to pack Billabong (billabong). And you wouldn’t believe it, the bongs broken. I said “Lord, how? (Lord Howe)”
“Hey, man (Hayman,” somebody says, “Will a didgeri do? (didgeridoo)”
“Hummmmm mummmm mummmmm mummmmm maybe it’ll have ta.”
I look in the corner and there’s Bass sittin there, not getting into it, not getting out of it. I said “What, is Bass straight (Bass Strait) or somethin’?”
Boomer says, “As a matter a fact mate, he’s a cop.”
I said “Ya jokin’ mate, a cop? I’m getting outta here, lets go, Anna.”
She said, “No way, I’m hangin round till Gum leaves (gum leaves). Besides, I don’t wanna leave Jack around a (jacardanda) party on his own. Have you seen him? I think he’s trying to crack on to Woomba (Toowoomba) He’s already tried to mount Isa (Mount Isa). And he’ll definitely try to lead you astray, Liana. (Australiana!)”

豪州ど真ん中にあるBig Galah

The Big Galah, Kimba, SA

 Big Galahはオーストラリア独特なキッチュ「Big Things」の中ちょっとだけ特別な存在がある。
 Big Galahは南オーストラリア州キンバ町というところに位置している。キンバ町はオーストラリアの東海岸と西海岸の大体間中辺りにあるので、ある意味この「Big Things」が国の本格的な中心部にある。
 Big Galahはオウム科のモモイロインコの象徴だ。この鳥がよくキンバ町に集まり、同町が1993年にオブジェを建てた。「Halfway Across Australia」というお土産屋のまん前にあるBig Galahは高さ8メートル、広さ2.5メートルと重さ約2.3トンであり、巨大だ。
 ちなみに、この鳥が(理由不明でありながら)重要なオージー言葉であり、galahを人に対して言うと「アホ」「ドジ」だという意味。

Panorama of The Big Galah supplied by Panoramic Earth


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Galah

由来が良く分からないが、オージー英語では誰かを「galah」と呼ぶと、「ドジ」や「アホ」を示すだ。
 Galahはそもそもオーストラリア産のインコ類の一つの鳥だ。写真が示すようにピンク色の胴体と主に白い頭できれいな通りだが、どうにか評判がいまいちであり、「おばかさん」とのつながりが少なくともオージー英語では深い。実際にgalahそのものが特に頭が悪いわけでもないと思うし、その無知さが検証されている訳でもない。
 評判はすべてですね。

英・米語日本語
GalahIdiot, fool, named after a native Australian bird ドジ、アホ。オーストラリアのインコ類の一つの名前でもある

Galah/アホ

.galah

Australian English
A silly person or somebody who fools around. The term comes from a common pink bird closely related to the cockatoo and famous for its screeching calls and dances.

日本語
バカバカしいなことをやる人がこう呼ばれる。アホ。由来は、感高い鳴き声と踊りで有名なオウム科属鳥であるgalah(和名:モモイロインコ)のだ。

Plain English
A goof, an idiot.

Galah-usage examples

豪語日本語米・英語
Stop sticking yer tongue out, ya galah.ベロを出さないで、バカ!Stop sticking your tongue out, you goofball.
Come in out of the rain and stop acting like a galah.雨の中で遊んでんじゃねよ、アホ!Come in out of the rain and stop acting like a goofball.

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