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Old 02-01-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Who sees the key word 'rooted' in discussions on these forums and thinks firstly of the Australian English colloquial definition?
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:25 AM   #2
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And what is the Australian colloquial definition?

I still link the word root/rooted with sports.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:45 AM   #4
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And what is the Australian colloquial definition?

I still link the word root/rooted with sports.
As this is a forum for all ages, you'll have to look it up!

I don't get the sports connection.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:52 AM   #5
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As this is a forum for all ages, you'll have to look it up!

I don't get the sports connection.
That sounds wicked

The sports connection is in the fourth use of the word "root" in the Merriam-Webster. As I first learned English by reading comics and sports magazines, I thought it was standard English.

Definition of ROOT

intransitive verb
1: to noisily applaud or encourage a contestant or team : cheer
2: to wish the success of or lend support to someone or something
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:53 AM   #6
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Root: to cheer for a sports team -- perhaps an Americanism? I've known it all my life, but haven't heard it much in Canada.

It makes as much sense as the Australian definition.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:58 AM   #7
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Root: to cheer for a sports team -- perhaps an Americanism? I've known it all my life, but haven't heard it much in Canada.

It makes as much sense as the Australian definition.
We always root for the home team, eh!
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #8
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We always root for the home team, eh!

I might get slapped if I said that too loudly here to the wrong listener!
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:03 AM   #9
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There is a suburb named "Rooty Hill" here in Sydney.
You could imagine the double entendre jokes.
"Root, root, root for Rooty Hill" is popular
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Are Australian babies called 'rootlets'? Just wondering
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:12 AM   #11
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Are Australian babies called 'rootlets'? Just wondering
Interesting concept but no, afraid not.
"Rooting for Australia" has a much more interesting nationalistic tone to it though..
And things can be rooted too. (Makes me think of many Android warranties when I read it in the forums.)
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:20 AM   #12
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As this is a forum for all ages, you'll have to look it up!
Actually it isn't a swear word (to the best of my knowledge).
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #13
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Ah, the Australian definition that my wife and I just learned a week ago?

Actually, as the result of a joke I'd heard several years ago I had a hunch as to that particular meaning.

Also, what ye Ozzies call a bum bag was originally called a fanny pack here in the States. I wonder how many American tourists spent their trips being giggled at back in the '90s.

So now my question is, what do Linux users call the person who logs in on the superuser account in Australia?
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get rooted! Austral taboo slang an exclamation of contemptuous anger or annoyance, esp against another person
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:08 PM   #15
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When I saw the subject line, my first thought of the word was "gained low level access to.":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit
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