Sunday, October 05, 2008

An Aussie Dedication

G'day "mates" and "cobbers",

This "bludger" still needs to finish his latest "spiffy" post, which he hopes will be "fair go". But for now this "bloke" wants to confess his "perve" for a special "beaut sheila" who happens to give this "dag" the "wobblies" .

So without further ado, here is one of my favorite videos, which I dedicate to Dianne. So why not crack open a "tinny" while you give it a "burl"; and let yourself become "gobsmacked" in the wonders of futuristic Australia. Meanwhile, this "root rat" will be on the lookout for "white pointers".




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31 comments:

cathy said...

Fair dinkum.

Sassy Blondie said...

I'm completely turned on by that speech...

**¤ ¤** said...

dianne is a sweety alright ....

.... i'm so regretting having googled root rat ..
lol ..

Little Lamb said...

A new post!

dianne said...

Oh Puggles my love, you have made my day, I just wandered over here to check on you and I find this, you gorgeous thing.How very lovely of you to think of me and I 'cant get you out of my head' either. Thank you so much!
By the way I dont actually speak like that but if you think I'm a 'beaut sheila' then I am and that's fair dinkum mate! ♥♥♥♥xxxxxxoooooo

dianne said...

Just googled it myself Foamie, Lol, oh Puggles you aren't like that my love.:) xoxoxoxo ♥♥♥♥

/t. said...

Root Rat*
Order Rodentia : Family Muridae : Rattus rattus (Linnaeus)

Description. A blackish (or brownish), medium-sized, slender rat with long, naked, scaly tail; tail usually longer than head and body but not always so. External measurements average: total length, 370 mm; tail, 190 mm; hind foot, 36 mm. Weight, up to 200 g.

Distribution in Texas. Common over most of Texas, especially in towns.

Habits. Root rats are largely commensals and live in close association with man. They seldom become established as feral animals as do the Norway rats; however, in Lavaca County they have been found throughout the county, in the towns, and on the farms. They inhabited grocery and drug stores, warehouses, feed stores, and poultry houses and were very common in cotton gins and associated grain warehouses. On the farms they lived in barns and corncribs. They may live near the ground, but usually they frequent the attics, rafters, and crossbeams of the buildings. They make typical runways along pipes, beams or wires, up and down the studding, or along the horizontal ceiling joists, often leaving a dark-colored layer of grease and dirt to mark their travelways. Like the Norway rat, the root rat is largely nocturnal and only where populations are relatively high does one see them frequently in the daytime. There is some indication that the larger and more aggressive Norway rat is supplanting the root rat in many parts of the United States. In the southern United States, however, the root rat is by far the more common of the two.

They accept a wide variety of food items, including grains, meats, and almost any item that has nutritive value.

Root rats breed throughout the year, with two peaks of production — in February and March and again in May and June. The period of least activity is in July and August. The gestation period is approximately 21 days, and the number of young per litter averages almost seven. The young rats at birth are naked, blind, and nearly helpless. They mature rather rapidly, are weaned when about 3 weeks old, and are able to reproduce when approximately 3 months old. In Texas, young females with a head and body length of 125 mm were sexually mature. Like the Norway rat, the root rat is destructive to property and foodstuffs. Also, it plays an important part in the transmission of such human diseases as endemic typhus, ratbite fever, and bubonic plague.

*nonnative species

from The Mammals of Texas - Online Edition

/t.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Pug, I love you. You get my mind off the horrors of this world.

leelee said...

I would move to Australia, just to be able to talk like this..

:-)

HUGS 4 PUGS!

puerileuwaite said...

Cathy- Hey, speak English lady!

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Sassy - If that gets you hot, you should hear my Mandarin Chinese. And for added effect, I juggle THREE Mandarin Oranges while reciting it.

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Foam - Knowledge can be a double-edged sword. This is why it may be best to avoid it.

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Lamby - Yes. Just wait until it's your turn.

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Dianne - Well don't do what I did, and try to get it out with a drill bit. Maybe I need to displace it with trivia instead.

Wait. You don't speak like that? I thought everyone down under did. I may need to rethink my travel plans.

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/t. - Well then, it appears that my "Australian Slang Dictionary" ( http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html ) lied to me.

It says:

Root rat : somebody who is constantly looking for sex

But maybe your definition is more accurate. Thanks buddy, I owe you one.

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Enemy - It's about damned time you stop running from your feelings. Now I can do away with one "unrequited" adjective.

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Leelee - I'm moving to Australia both for Dianne and because I'm hoping the video depiction is accurate. Also, I have a whole closet of clothes from Banana Republic, which wouldn't be considered "gay" there.

/t. said...

pug,

uh oh, i'm late...

turns out my 'root rat' def
was really for a 'roof rat'... sorry about that

i dream often now of visiting australia after seeing Kate Winslet in Holy Smoke watering the out back

g'day, eh

/t.

Serena said...

Um. What? I can't read your post out loud without getting hopelessly tongue-tied. And not in a good way. Boy, they'd run me outta Australia pretty quick.:)

dianne said...

Puggles my love may I say a few words?
First of all /t. it was Root Rat not Roof Rat not even Roof Rack :) so you could have saved yourself all of that research and writing. Lol :)

And no Puggles my love I dont speak like that at all, I am refined you know. :)

Serena my dear you would have no problems with the lingo we do speak English you know. :)

So stone the flamin' crows luv an' dont f'get ta shut the dunny door when ya finished cobber!
Would ya like a tinny mate?
Ther'es a bit of 'strine for ya! :)

Little Lamb said...

I'm waiting for my turn.

NYD said...

Christ almighty will you speak English!

Showed this to my friend from Brisbane; sez your accent ain't up to scratch.

puerileuwaite said...

/t. - I warned Kate that she and water were sort of like oil and water: they really shouldn't mix.

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Serena - That's okay. A la "West Side Story", there's a place for us. Maybe it's in Utah.

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Dianne - I was hoping you'd say that, as I'm more of a "tea and strumpets" Pug me'self. Er, I mean crumpets (whatever the hell those are).

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Lamby - Well, you may want to past the time with a book, as it may take awhile. I'm "noodling" a few ideas for your special installment, and my attorneys insist on carefully reviewing everything. Plus I have at least one post coming between us, kind of like how the Titanic came between Kate and Leo.

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NYD - Well, me 'mate from Sydney says that Brisbane is to Australia what Maine is to America. So it looks like we have a Mexican Standoff, my friend.

Little Lamb said...

Oh, so there's another post between us, huh? In that case I'm going to get a book and read and wait. That'll show you who's boss.

K9 said...

has dianne invited you to her land down under as a reward for this post? i bet she will let you minogue her kylie if you brush your teeth post vegemite nosh. dont even think of arriving with barbie shrimp breath. grrherhahahaha

Enemy of the Republic said...

root rat 14 up, 2 down
Noun, Mega Slut has the look,will and ability to sleep around with anything not nailed down. or a really Horny female.
She is a "root rat"
She's a bit of a "root rat"
That chick is a "root rat"

(Cut and pasted from the Urban Dictionary--yes the Australian definition was there, but you covered it so well here.)

Can a man be a root rat?

puerileuwaite said...

Lamby - We can take turns being boss, but I certainly don't want anything between us while we're at it.

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K9 - A lot of females have encouraged me to visit the land down under, but I'm not sure if it's either of the two places that I'd prefer.

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Enemy - The Australian Slang Dictionary that I use ( http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html ) had the following definition:

Root rat : somebody who is constantly looking for sex

As you can see, it was not gender specific. Given the choice though, I'd prefer the term "Cave Rat" when I'm being derisively disparaged.

Little Lamb said...

You said there was a post between us. It looks like I'll have to put you in a box and take you home with me.

dianne said...

Check out my blog baby! ;)

dianne said...

Lol K9, no-one is going to 'minogue' anything of mine post Vegemite or shrimp nosh! ;)

puerileuwaite said...

Lamby - Okay, but go easy on the leather restraints and the whip. I bruise easily on the outside.

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Dianne - Okay, I'll start with your blog. But then may I substitute other words for blog?

dianne said...

OK if you must my love!!! ♥♥♥

puerileuwaite said...

I have no choice, Dianne. The "powers that be" command it.

puerileuwaite said...

UPDATE: I'm done helping John McCain deal with the current economic crisis! So I should have a new post out in the next 24-hours, which should justify any dread that you may have.

/t. said...

your
threats
of a new post
will do nothing to
drive away your demented... er, dedicated readers, pug -- but nice try

/t.

foam said...

oh ..
and aha ..
no wonder the state of our economy has completely gone to the dogs ..
well .. since certain politicians are full of crap anyway, a little more won't really be noticed.

btw, forget the monroe outfit .. you can come sing and dance for me as elvis .. ;)

dianne said...

Please come back soon Puggles my sweet, you are missed and I need something that only you can write to make me happy. :) ♥ xoxo

puerileuwaite said...

/t. - Thanks buddy. You reminded me of the old, old joke from "Annie Hall": how everyone who thinks they're a chicken always seems to have a few customers for their eggs.

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Foam - You're missing the point: I'd have to go out and rent the Elvis outfit.

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Dianne - Aw shucks. And thank you, my little "thorn bird", for reminding me why I do this: to make people happy. Yeah, that's it. I appreciate you taking the time to help me regain my "center". xoxo

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UPDATE: Okay, so I missed my 24-hour deadline. But I am indeed finally working on the promised, long-overdue post. So stay tuned for it sometime today!