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Aussie Farmers nicknamed "COCKIES" ???

 
 
Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 12:22 am
Where did the knickname come from. It's widespresd in Australia. Does it relate in some way to the bird Cockatoo ???
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Dutchy
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 12:49 am
@banjostu,
You may find the answer here:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cockie
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/lloyd/songs/thelimejuicetub.html
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 12:50 am
@banjostu,
Here's what an online Australian slang dictionary says:

"(Farmers were called cockies in the early days of European settlement because, like the birds of the same name, they made their homes on the edges of permanent waterholes)"

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


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