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chained_bear commented on the word root barrier
I used to make my Aussie friends giggle uncontrollably when I told them about a local plumbing service called Roto-Rooter.
May 8, 2009
bilby commented on the word root barrier
The 'joke' is that a root barrier is of course a device implanted in the ground to prevent plant roots from disturbing other facilities such as water pipes, pavements and so on.
xntrek commented on the word root barrier
Australian colloquialism. Root being slang for fornication. Is also be referred to as a cock blocker in some parts of Australia.An object, action, location or third party that acts as a barrier to the hooking up with or consummation of a couple - specifically from engaging in sexual activity.