Mudcat Café message #2022722 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84315   Message #2022722
Posted By: Bob Bolton
11-Apr-07 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Missing from online Aussie dictionary:
Subject: RE: Folklore: Missing from online Aussie dictionary:
G'day again,

Bee: I'm not too sure where you mean by NS (North Scotland? ... one of the multitude of American states? ... ?) but I certainly wouldn't think to include El Niņo as "Australian slang".

However, in the oldest, driest, continent on earth we do pay a lot of attention to the affects of El Niņo de Navidad's presence or absence off the coast of Peru! The weather report at the end of the ABC's News Broadcast, here in Sydney, always includes the current El Niņo Index - and the diminishing levels in the water supply dams.

BTW: Our cousins to the east (New Zealand) seem to have had their own alternative term to 'El Niņo': "The Southern Oscillation" but I haven't heard that adopted by Australians.

Mrrzy: I seem to remember that GABA coming up in an old Mudcat thread ... but I've never heard it used in real life.