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charnie bum?

Mallion 19 June 2012 6

The ABC news site has an article about how the Oxford English Dictionary will be adding “bogan” to the dictionary.

I was surprised to see that the article also mentions that the Macquarie Dictionary has state based alternatives for “bogan” including “charnie bum” for the ACT.

Don’t know what the VICs are playing at though, I have never heard of a “scozzer”.

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6 Responses to charnie bum?
Antagonist Antagonist 2:30 pm 20 Jun 12

yellowsnow said :

As for Canberra – i thought the Kambah equivelent of Charnie bums were the Boganvilleans?

Boganville is Queanbeyan, dude. Think Westies crossed with a B&S Ball, driving around in utes covered in as many stickers as possible.

p1 p1 10:11 pm 19 Jun 12

yellowsnow said :

They also missed Sydney’s Shire dwellers….


yellowsnow yellowsnow 7:31 pm 19 Jun 12

As a formerly out and proud flanelette wearing resident of Sydney’s western suburbs, I was disappointed ‘Westie’ didn’t get a mention. It’s like they’re trying to deny us our birthright or something!

They also missed Sydney’s Shire dwellers (a distinctly intolerant and homogenous subspecies scared to venture north of the Georges River; though shy and weak individually, they hunt in large packs to protect their territory from outsiders).

As for Canberra – i thought the Kambah equivelent of Charnie bums were the Boganvilleans?

Antagonist Antagonist 5:21 pm 19 Jun 12

Keijidosha said :

You can’t include “charnie bum” without the equivalent southside “kam-booner”.

As a former Kambah resident for many years, I can assure you that there is no such thing as a ‘kam-booner’. I’d bet my beloved 1983 Falcon on it. But I am familiar with ‘charnie bum’ and laughed my booner @rse off when I read that article.

I thought Booners were a variant of the Westie. Faded black jeans, desert boots (or the similar ‘boon boot’), flannie over a faded Metallica/Megadeth/Gunners t-shirt. Winnie blues in flannie pocket. Mullet haircut preferred, but not mandatory.

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 11:27 am 19 Jun 12

Funny. At school we always guessed “booner” was specific to Canberra. And I always loved the term “chigger” (someone from Chigwell) when I lived in Hobart.

Never heard of “charnie bum” though. I thought the accepted term was Charnie Carney??

Keijidosha Keijidosha 11:14 am 19 Jun 12

You can’t include “charnie bum” without the equivalent southside “kam-booner”.

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