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  • Creed was a gumsucker of about sixty made famous during the war for ripping out Yankees' intestines and force-feeding 'em back to 'em.

    Screaming Woman - Excerpt


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  • Antiquated term for a person native to the state of Victoria, Australia.

    In the same way, South Australians are croweaters, West Australians are sandgropers and Queenslanders are banana benders.

    What's with all the weird monikers?

    December 27, 2020

  • I was in Sydney and Melbourne for 6 months in 97, and remember someone calling Sydney 'Sin City'.

    I'm not sure if it's common there.

    December 27, 2020

  • Still heard occasionally alexz. Consider also these lyrics from 'Love This City' by The Whitlams.

    You gotta love this city for its body and not its brain

    And he screams "My city is a whore, opened herself to the world
    Jumped up and down in pastel shirts
    And lathered up thinking about designs for T-shirts"

    December 28, 2020

  • Do denizens of Tasmania have a moniker?

    December 29, 2020

  • I'm sure officially, they'd use something like Tasmanian... but you know there's people out there using the word Tasmaniac

    December 29, 2020

  • Not really.

    Taswegian - not serious, not recognised, maybe even a bit offensive

    Van Diemonian - historical, from when the colony was Van Diemen's Land

    apple islander - once common-ish, but the apple industry is a shadow of its former glory days which where pre-EU / common market.

    Sporting team names might conceivably provide a guide, but no. There are the Tigers (after the thylacine, extinct), JackJumpers (after a cranky ant that hops a bit) and Hurricanes (after ... wtf, we are so far south we don't get any). Mystifyingly, an ephemeral basketball franchise was called the Huskies (foreign mutt) before they fled to New Zealand leaving bills unpaid. And shitty dog hair on the couch, presumably.

    December 31, 2020

  • as a note, vandemonian is here on Wordnik as an uncapitalized word, in the Century

    January 5, 2021