Australian Model Railway Association

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    Dropped into the New South Wales branch of the Australian Model Railway Association this arvo. Thought I should get involved in a club sooner or later! Nice buch of guys and lassies. Got the full guided tour and a cuppa tea! They have a webpage here. One good thing, it is only about 10 mins drive from my place. (5 mins from the airport if anyone is visiting in a hurry!! :cool: ) Drop back next weekend and join up I suppose. :)
  2. billk

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    Hey Woodie
    What's an "arvo"? Anything like a "henway"?
    Bill K
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    henway

    Arvo? Aussie short for afternoon. ummm.... what's a henway?

    A term not used (and generally unknown) in the US is "fortnight".

    Any guesses??

    Here's a few more for you:
    "fair dinkum"
    "esky"
    "thongs"
    "Strewth"
    "hoo roo"
    "taa"
    "dunny"
    "tinnie"
    "blower"
    "boot"
    "sheila"
    "lamington"
    "blue"
  4. Catt

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    What's a henway? Oh on the average 2 1/2 to 3 pounds.
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    Catt - You stole my line!
    Woodie - Fortnight is commonly used in the US, generally in measuring the speed of our postal service, as in furlongs per fortnight.
    Bill K
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    HA HA HA!

    HA HA HA! :)

    Just like:

    Q. If you weigh a whale at the wailway station, where do you weigh a pie?


    A. Over the rainbow.