Oct 1, 2015
'ow ya goin' dig?
G'day and welcome to the World War One Digger Stories Podcast.
Gawd's'truth, cobbers, it aint a flamin' podcast yet, just a glint in the producer's eye!
Okay, enough of the "strine"!
I hope to get the first pod cast episodes out in the next few weeks. I am just waiting for the intro music and then I can record the first episodes.
Episode 0.0 "There were skeletons of horses too" will be an introduction.
It will be followed by a series featuring the memoirs of Corporal Len Jones.
I hope you will enjoy this series when I finally get it downloaded.
Digger: A serviceman in the Australian Army. Derived in about 1917 (not earlier as some would have it) by the soldiers themselves in the trenches.
Dig: Shortened form of 'digger'.
G'day: A greeting like 'Hello'. Shortened from 'good day'.
Cobber: 'Friend' like Americans use 'buddy' or 'pal' or the English use 'chum'. The term is rather archaic in the twenty-teens and rarely used.
Strine: Simply means Australian slang.
Gawd's'truth: A middle curse contracted from 'In God's truth'.