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An abbreviated form of the word "Australian" that in legend is heard in the Australian accent of English, in much the same way as "Arcadian" has evolved into "Cajun".
Because of that shortening of the word and the way the Oz accent seems to run one word into the next, it's been used as a name for the collection of words that have been similarly shortened by Australian English speakers, expecially ockers, as well as the wide range of particularly Australian slang words.

In the mid '60s an Australian writer Alistair Morison wrote a book under the pseudonym Afferbeck Lauder (alphabetical order) called "Let Stork Strine" (Let's talk Australian) which became popular for a while and spawned a series of books and other Strine publishings (Nose Tone Unturned aka No Stone Unturned, and so on.)
Here are several Strine examples translated into English:

"Eye level arch feed, a frosty, anna feecher, with air chew" is Strine for "I'll have a large meal, a cold beer, followed by a feature (i.e. sex), so I don't want you around."

Maz dryza dead dingo's donga (I am as dry as a dead dingo's donger, i.e. I'm rather thirsty)

Flamin Pom bastard zazmadza cutsnake, he yodelled on the wall to wallen ran out way past the black stump (The crazy English guy is as mad as a cut snake, he just threw up on the carpet and ran off into the outback)

Moffta point percy atta porseline (I'm off to point percy at the porcelain, i.e. take a piss)
by fronkzippo January 23, 2010
CP/M is an acronym for "Control Program for Microprocessors". It was one of the earliest operating systems for Personal Computers.

CP/M was designed by Digital Research for use with the Intel 8080 based microprocessors, originally single tasking, 8-bit, for up to 64k of RAM. Later versions were capable of multi-user operation and 16 bit processors (see also CP/M-86).

It was commonly used from the mid 1970's until the mid 1980's. As an early operating system it was prehistoric compared with those of the 1990's and beyond. Although it was primitive, it was also remarkably simple and uncomplicated to use. In common with computing during that period, the persons who made the best use of it had some formal computing science knowledge to install, use and maintain CP/M systems.

Most users favored CP/M and it was the closest to an industry standard at that time. It went through some versions as microprocessors improved, and was a clear rival to Microsoft's MS-DOS but fell out of use because IBM changed to MS-DOS as its chosen operating system for IBM PCs.

This was what set in motion Microsoft as an operating system provider and was ultimately the demise of compact and manageable operating systems for Personal Computers until Microsoft's grasp on them was loosened somewhat. So, ultimately, part of the blame can be laid at the feet of IBM.
"I much prefer the editor of CP/M than MS-DOS. Makes batch files a breeze to write."
by fronkzippo January 22, 2010
An exclamation of surprise when served pasta for the second or subsequent meal running.

Also the sound of the sharp intake of breath that can be heard when Hetty enters the room bearing pasta.

Also the inspiration behind the once-furious drumming by Robert Wyatt (as detailed in a story on the liner notes of Matching Mole's Little Red Record: ('....The warriors drew their breath sharply. It was Hette....')
1: Ma: "Hello, kids! Guess what's for dinner? Your favorite pasta."
Kid: "Gasphetti, Ma! We had pasta for breakfast and lunch already!"
by fronkzippo January 23, 2010
This was one of the earliest operating systems for Personal Computers.

A variant of CP/M which was designed by Digital Research for use with the Intel 8086 microprocessor and compatible with the later Intel 8088. It followed CP/M as IBM's preferred operating system for the IBM PC.

However, it faded out of use primarily because Digital Research and IBM could not agree on contract licensing and fees. IBM then took up with Bill Gates and Microsoft to use MS-DOS.

This was what set in motion Microsoft as an operating system provider and was ultimately the demise of compact and manageable operating systems for Personal Computers until Microsoft's grasp on them was loosened somewhat. So, ultimately, part of the blame can be laid at the feet of IBM.
That Sirius steams on CP/M-86 but still won't manage a 20mb hard disk without partitioning. Bummer.
by fronkzippo January 22, 2010
The 6 p's are:

Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

When you are about to be engaged in a particular project, job, task, whatever, and you absolutely cannot afford to have it fail, you always have to remember the 6 p's.

If you prepare properly, the end result will be at least adequate and it's the best shot you have at being seen as a work monster.

If you do not, it will be a total failure and you will be seen as a waste of space.
George: We went into Iraq and did what we set out to do. But some things take time, that's all. We misunderestimated our time slot.

Voice of Reality: Moron, you don't understand the 6 p's. That's all.
by fronkzippo June 14, 2010
This is used as a highly ironic response to somebody's last statement in a long line of statements, usually full of boring detail, about things that are only to do with them.

Such things as the tiny little facts about their life, lover, job, achievements etc that are only interesting to the person telling about them ... but to anybody else? Nope.

From the song of the same name "zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, wonderful feeling, wonderful day"
Kevin: Well I got this new bank account and no they don't charge me for checks but of course I had to personalize the checks so I got this photo of me brushing my teeth and photoshopped my name in my mouth K-E-V-I-N one letter on each tooth from left to right or from right to left so they are don't spell NIVEK of course so you know, right, so that everybody can see it's me by name but anyway of course I don't have the letters tattooed on my teeth in real life but who knows I might just do that because it's a statement about me and you know that's a good thing, anyway as I was saying I also managed to get that same photo on the Visa card that the bank gave me too which is really cool so then..

Chuck: Well, zip-a-dee-doo-dah. Life is wonderful, ain't it?
by fronkzippo May 16, 2010
The beauty of avrilation is that something can be continually created from nothing.
It's a marketing theory that runs against every law of physics that anybody knows, but it works because of the other law that states "there's a sucker born every minute".

The theory states that:
There is always someone who will hand over good money for a product that is worthless, even if it is created from another product that is worthless. In the process, those involved will be provided with real money that allows them to gather a very nice lifestyle and some things that are probably not schlock, thank you very much.

The product can be anything - a singer, a perfume, a keychain, item of jewelry, etc. - but is always schlock with no value in and of itself.

The marketing is always accompanied with at least one example of a lack of integrity that the victims will never see.

The term is derived from the marketing of Avril Lavigne that continued with her own marketing of herself to promote products that are associated with her for marketing purposes, etc etc etc.
Miley Cyrus would be nothing if it wasn't for avrilation.

Avrilation makes the world go round. Unless you're real.
by fronkzippo June 11, 2010

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