- A respelling in Australia of guana. (Reference: The Dinkum Dictionary : The Origins of Australian Words, Susan Butler, Text Publishing, 2001, ISBN 187648585X.) (Wiktionary)
“No worree bout teh ‘goanna ettin the kitteh….’goanna iz veg-a-tare-en.”
“Komodo Dragon (varanus komodoensis) The name goanna was given to Australian monitor lizards by the early European settlers.”
“The name goanna was given to Australian monitor lizards by the early European settlers.”
“S. IRWIN: It's a goanna, which is a big -- will actually grow to be the biggest lizard species in the world.”
“Though not venomous in the strict sense of the word, the 'goanna's bite generally causes a festering wound on account of the loathsome habits of the creature.”
“That of a wallaby is prized; of a "goanna" absolutely precious; while in respect of a crocodile, only a man who has leisure to be ill and is determined to doctor himself on the reckless principle of "blow the expense," could afford any such luxurious physic.”
“Adolphus climbed the tree, killed the "goanna" offhand, and threw it so that it fell close to Hamed, and”
“Wi goanna hab tu canclol yaw internal parspawt, aifinkso !”
“Yu goanna maik no munneez if yu eetz tehm awl, MMM !”
“If u sea fru ebbrytihng yew goanna wawk intu stuff !”
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endemic species of terra australis
Words I've come across while reading and looked up in the dictionary.
Apparently, humans don't bear all the blame.
From Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. Expect lots of new-to-me words and/or just pleasing words encountered in this book, perhaps mostly Australian slang.
Animals and birds I actually encounter physically or see up close around where I live in Australia.
Looking for tweets for goanna.