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Cactus = Strine = Oz Slang   [Tip]

By: Ian Binnie   Homepage   Sydney  
Date: Apr 21,2015 at 21:04
In Response to: Cactus = Strine = Oz Slang (Martijn Coppoolse)

> I suspect it's rather international. In French, caca is the
> word most often used by children, akin to poo in English. In
> Spanish, it has a similar basic meaning, but I’m less familiar with the
> nuances in usage. I expect "caca" in US english to be imported from
> Spanish.

I think you are trying too hard.
Normal Australian usage (meaning broken, dead, deceased, not functional) is "Cactus @uctus" - substitute the letter of your choice for @

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