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It's time for "The Alphabet Club" (TAC)
This month we are looking at the letter "H". Again this is a letter that doesn't have a lot of spectacular or typical Aussie slang words/sayings attached to it but I have found a few...
Hack it: to tolerate something or to keep up (can't hack it means to give up)
Hair of the dog: an alcoholic drink taken to relieve a hangover (I suspect this isn't a typical Aussie thing these days!)
Half your luck: an expression often indicating envy of one's goodwill can also be a congratulatory remark or best wishes blessing
Hard yacka: hard work
Hassle: to give problems, complications or aggravations
Have a yarn: have a chat with someone
He’s got tickets on himself: person who thinks he is the greatest
He played a Barry: he did shockingly badly (Barry is short for Barry Crocker and rhymes with shocker. Crocker sang the theme tune for the Australian soap Neighbours)
Homestead: main residence on a sheep or cattle station (ranch or farm)
Hoon: idiot, hooligan (generally some idiot that likes to drive way too fast or do burn outs in their cars!)
So now onto food.... and we can't have the letter H with mentioning the Hamburger with the lot!!
So what is a hamburger with the lot? Well.... it must be said upfront that I am not talking about the burgers that are sold via the Golden Arches or HJ's... I am talking about the burger with “the lot” that is only available at pubs, restaurants and take-away or fish and chip shops throughout Oz. Our version of the hamburger must include the following toppings between the bread buns to be truly a burger with the lot:
- Beef patty
- Onion (generally cooked but can be raw)
· Pineapple slice
- Fried egg (with soft yolk)
- Tomato slice
- Tomato sauce (or BBQ sauce... I am purest so it's tom sauce only for me!)
- Optional mayo and/or mustard
NB: the burger is traditionally eaten with thick cut hot chips (french fries)!
(Do you know how hard it was to find a picture of a traditional hamburger with the lot? There are so many gourmet versions these days but the pic below is pretty close)
|Doesn't that look good enough to eat!!|
That's it from me for this month's Alphabet Club post...
Hooroo for now! Happy Stitching!
If you would like to join in the fun of "The Alphabet Club", pop over to Chiara's blog (The Grey Tail) to see what all the fun is about and link up your post for the Letter "H". Posting is generally the first Saturday of the month.