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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!)”

サンタがオーストラリアのある都市に行かれなかったクリスマス

Darwin Tracy今からちょうど39年前のことだったが、1974年12月25日、クリスマスの日、「サンタがダーウィンに行き届けなかった日」とされている。
 同日強力な暴風であるサイクロン・トレーシーがオーストラリア北部にある同都市を直撃して、市全体約9割を破壊し、住民の80%をホームレスにして、71人の命を奪った豪史上最低な災害だった、とされていた。
 熱帯雨林地に位置しているダーウィンは、よくサイクロンを直撃されるので、「トレーシー」についての警報を普通以上に警戒しなかったという。
1503463_611915512214131_612746_n しかし、サイクロンが24日の夜から翌日のクリスマスの日にかけて都市を直撃して、焼野原のようにした。再建は数年かけて今でも同市住民の心に深く彫り込まれている事件だ。
 以降、「Santa Never made it into Darwin」というクリスマス曲がヒットして、テレビドラマにもなったのでクリスマス事件としてオージーに深い影響があったと言える。
 

「サイクローン・トレージー」テレビドラマについて

Google オートコレクト Putting the シティ in Aussie Cities

google-australia「シドニーが高い」、「アデレードが蔵穴」など、Googleオートコレクトで検索すると最初に表れる提案がオーストラリア各州の州都にとって決して好意的な結果ではないとメルボルンのヘラルド・サン紙が5日報道した。
メルボルンは「シドニーより良い」とブリスベーンが「退屈」。ダーウィンが意味不明の「ダーウィンが俺の仲間だ」。
タスマニア州州都ホーバートに対してオートコレクトがまず書くのが「どんなオーストラリアの州の州都か?」。豪首都であり、州ではなく、オーストラリア首都特別地域に位置しているにも関わらず最も聞かれているのは「何州にある?」。
唯一良いと言える結果がパースから来て、同市に対して「俺の街であり、大好きだ!」。
各市に対しての英語でのオートコレクト表現が以下の通りだ。
Sydney is expensive
Melbourne is better than Sydney
Adelaide is a hole
Darwin is my homeboy
Brisbane is boring
Perth is my city and I love it
Hobart is the captial of which Australian state?
Canberra is in which state
(元記事<英語>)’Sydney is stupid, Brisbane is boring’
Google Provides a Better Image of Australia’s Biggest City