22 December 2005

Aussie Jingle Bells

Now this may take a while to load via dialup, but it is a great version of the Australian translation of Jingle Bells by Colin Buchanan to the photos of Ken Duncan. Ken Duncan is a very accomplished photographer who is famous for his panoramic photos from around Australia.
You can read the lyrics here - the same place I found this link at G'day Mate.

There are a few important translation points for our American readers.

Australian = American
Thong = Flip Flops
Ute = Pickup Truck
Holden = GMC
Bush = Country
Esky = Cooler
Swaggie = Hobo (from Waltzing Matilda)
Shoot Through = Go home

It is quite possible if you take the wrong meaning the song may be understood very differently!

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