Phineas McGonagall was very strange indeed,
For the manner of his feeding and for where he kept his feed.
Upon his head, he wore a wig of lamington and cheese.
His beard was full of ‘little boys’ that dangled to his knees.
Among his friends I must say there were many most disgusted:
And so would you be if you knew just where he kept his custard.
To critics Phiny simply smiled and said, ‘Now look here sonny!’
Stamped a dusty boot from which erupted blue gum honey.
‘With a narnie in me pocket and some damper in me daks,
I’m never short of tucker as I tred life’s sandy tracks.
From Alice Springs to Zanthus I have never ‘ad the munchies.
-Thanks mostly to me grundies where I keep a stash of crunchies!-
And I betcha when I cark it and am carried out feet first,
The tinnies in me pocket slake the undertaker’s thirst!’
Test yourself. How good is your knowledge of Australian words?
Lamington = an Australian sponge cake coated in chocolate and rolled in coconut.
‘little boys’ = small cocktail sausages.
Narnie = a banana.
Damper = a traditional type of soda bread.
Daks = a pair of trousers.
Tucker = a slang word meaning ‘food’.
Munchies = to be hungry for snacks.
Grundies = a slang rhyming word for ‘undies’ or underwear.
Cark it = to die.
Tinny = a can of beer.