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Thread #104536   Message #2142393
Posted By: The Walrus
06-Sep-07 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: more Australian words
Subject: RE: BS: more Australian words
"..."Honkers" Hong Kong! Also Honky Fid, Slopehead City, Chinese Tenerife! ..."

'Honkers' is not, I believe, technically an Australianism.

I seem to recall (many years ago), an old chap, who as a young man, used have some dealings with the Far East and who tended to refer to "Honkers, Ranggers, Shangers and Singapops" (Hong Kong, Rangoon, Shanghai & Singapore")
Apparently it was some slang terms he'd picked up many years before.
(It's amazing the rubbish that bubbles up from memories you never knew you had).

W