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「やばいリンガル」Shoot Through(穴などが開くように)撃つ

  米・英語ではshoot throughというと何だかバイオレンスなイメージが浮かぶが、オージー英語では異なる意味になる。どのように異なるだろう?続けて読もう。

To shoot through something in U.S. or British English implies images of violence, but the phrase takes on a different meaning in Strine. Read on to discover how.

「やばいリンガル」 Flog (鞭打ちする)


To flog someone in English as it is spoken in most countries would mean to whip them. But in Strine, the word also has additional meanings. Read on to find out what they are.



Australian English
G’day is the typical Australian greeting, used at any time of the day or night upon meeting another person. It is arguably the most famous example of Australian English. G’day is an abbreviation of “good day,” an old form of greeting in all forms of English.

こんにちは。厳密にいえば、時間問わず、いつでも使える挨拶の言葉。G’dayは、おそらく豪語の最も有名な言葉だろう。オーストラリアの隣国であるニュージーランド英語にも使われている。G’dayは、もともと英語圏全体で使われたが今死語となっている挨拶「Good day」の省略だ。

Plain English
An informal, friendly greeting similar to “hi.” The phrase is used at any time of the day and among all people.

G'day-usage examples

G’day mate, howzit garn?オス~!どうだ?Hey, how’s it going?

Strine Dictionary



Australian English
A phrase used to belittle somebody who has stated the obvious. Most commonly used by children and teenagers. Similar to asking “Are you crazy?” or “Are you kidding?” after they say something preposterous.


Plain English
1. Yeah, right.
2. Are you crazy? Are you kidding? No kidding.

Der-usage examples

“If you guts out you get fat pretty quick.”
“Der. Why do you think people exercise after meals?”
“If you pig out, you get fat really quickly.”
“Hell-lo. Why do you think people exercise after meals?”
“By jingo! Melbourne has four distinct seasons.”
“Der. It happens everywhere, you know.”
“Wow! Melbourne has four distinct seasons.”
“Are you kidding? That happens everywhere, you know.”

Strine Dictionary