[LMB] OT: An Ozzie slang question

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 18:09:11 GMT 2017


I picked up a lot of Aussie slang from John Marsden's "Tomorrow Series."
Also from reading _Footrot Flats_ (when I can find collections.  It's tough
to lay hands on here.)

On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 10:38 AM, Pat Mathews <MATHEWS55 at msn.com> wrote:

>
> Two Buck Chuck - from Trader Joe's.
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> On 2/4/2017 8:59 AM, Pat Mathews wrote:
> > I figured it was her private nickname for cheap red win in a jug. We in
> the States can call certain brands to mind here.
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> > No idea but random guess would be a really strong cheap or fortified
> > wine [to get one drunk really fast, a spanish sangria that is
> > brandy-fortified?]
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> > On 2/4/2017 5:54 AM, A. Marina Fournier wrote:
> >> I've acquired Kerry Greenwood's Earthly Delights. Thus far the only
> >> Oz-specific phrase I cannot find an explanation for is
> >>            Chateau(x) collapseaux
> >>
> >> I'm thinking this is wine in a box, but would like confirmation.
> >>
> Vino Industriale, Plonk, Hootch, Mad Dog [thought that tends to
> specifically be Mogen David 20/20] Tow Buck Chick [again, a specific
> $2US price range wine sold at Costco, though I think the price is now
> $5, I don't have a membership at Cosco.]
>
> I happen to be fond of boxed wines [um, right now I have a box each of
> Franzia in red and a Rhine white. Cheap enough and still drinkable Never
> cook with a wine you are not willing to drink.] Though in the summer I
> like premade sangria, Yago for red, and various brands for white. Not
> sure which it is but there is one that is very peach/plum overtoned that
> is excellent with fish or chicken.
>
> Though I suppose Chateaux Collapseaux could be wine coolers of some sort?
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