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“Broke as a chook”

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Posted: July 18, 2006, 7:32 am - IP Logged

“I’m as broke as a chook. I’m a pensioner and I only lost my husband four years ago, so I’ve been finding it hard to balance the books,” she told the NSW Lotteries official who broke the good news this morning.

http://www.nswlotteries.com.au/news/newsindex.html?story=2054


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    Posted: July 18, 2006, 11:32 am - IP Logged

    goldrush, I'm sad that you lost your husband. Hope you recover soon.

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      Posted: July 18, 2006, 11:41 am - IP Logged

      I think goldrush was talking about the news story.

      “Broke as a chook” Sydney pensioner wins $1 million Lotto prize


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        Posted: July 18, 2006, 11:45 am - IP Logged

        What the heck is a "chook"?

        Thanx.....

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          Posted: July 18, 2006, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

          Chook : a chicken 

          Australian Slang

          G'day, mate! Learn these Australian slang words and phrases
          and you'll feel at home on your first day Down Under

          http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html#C 


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            Posted: July 18, 2006, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

            What about the chickens who have owners that have a fat bank account?

            Never mind, wealthy people don't have chickens running around in their front yard....LOL

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              What about the chickens who have owners that have a fat bank account?

              Never mind, wealthy people don't have chickens running around in their front yard....LOL

              rich people have goats -                and sheep

                                                          Goat                    &n                  Sheep 

              great lawnmowers.




              love to nibble those micey feet.

               

                                           

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                Posted: July 18, 2006, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                its all bullshi^ i tell ya  fake story  just like when you see an email  "i'm from the u.k and i just lost my wife and im the brother of joe shmo  i have 8 mill in my trust and i need to give it away, just send 10,000 and you'll reicieve 8 mill

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                  Posted: July 18, 2006, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                  why don't people read the link before they comment.

                                          Roll Eyes

                  love to nibble those micey feet.

                   

                                               

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                    Posted: July 18, 2006, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Broke people have plastic or ceramic chickens in the yard. Only rich people have real chicken or chickens.

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                      Posted: July 18, 2006, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                      Yea, these different sayings confuse me. I once had a person tell me their dogs were barking. I just stood there dazed because I didn't know in the heck she was talking about. I thought how in the world could she hear her dogs barking so far away.

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                        Posted: July 18, 2006, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                        “My ticket numbers all are based on family birthdays, including my dear husband’s. They are very, very significant because they represent every part of our family, and I’ve played them for many years. I’m getting a bit teary now. I’d like to tell the family, but I don’t know who to ring who’s going to believe me,” she said.


                        She's found a system that works.

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                        Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                        It's about number behavior.

                        Egos don't count.

                         

                        Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                         

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                          Posted: July 19, 2006, 1:16 am - IP Logged

                          Rip Snorter

                          Long story, but stumbled ino this on an Australian slang site:

                          Rip snorter : great, fantastic - "it was a rip snorter of a party"

                          Take a look, some of these are hilarious:

                          http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html#top 

                           

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                            Posted: July 19, 2006, 1:25 am - IP Logged

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                              Posted: July 19, 2006, 1:41 am - IP Logged

                              goldrush, I'm sad that you lost your husband. Hope you recover soon.

                              That's sweet of you to write, but I think she was referring to the article. Click on the link and you'll get a much happier story.  I just learned that a chook is slang for chicken in Australia. Thought we weren't supposed to use fowl language on this board (nyuck, nyuck, nyuck)

                               Stooges 

                               

                              Oops! Must be my headache. I'm reading these posts out of order. Well at least now we all know what a chook is no matter what page you're on in this thread.Embarassed