Friday, May 27, 2022

Pain in my bingey 2

Bingey research required. Ok, bingey means stomach. Mother's mother used the word often and Mother picked it up from her. I can't say I have heard the word before but the information super highway educates me.

On the same day Sister visited Mother, Sister looked it up on her phone but I needed to look it up myself to properly understand.  

It is an Aboriginal word for stomach. I have a pain in my bingey. I feel sick in my bingey. How it got into common Australian language in the 1920/30/40s I do not know. Top of my head, I can't think of any other Aboriginal words in Australian English language beside place names, and clearly bingey is no longer known or used. 

You didn't ask but here is a photo of my bingey. Enjoy.

26 comments:

  1. I do hope that you had a fire extinguisher handy to put out the flames in your pants after that last paragraph.
    And thank you.

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    1. Oh that it was true EC. Actually, no not really as I know how much work goes into looking like that. I'd rather read a book.

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  2. What about boomerang? Isn't that a native Australian word? Also kangaroo, koala and kylie... I hope your bingey is more settled soon ye ol' gubbah!

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    1. YP, I see your point. Our Kyles is in your part of the world at the moment to see electric Abbas. I thought about what you said long and hard for two minutes and I think it is rare for most people to use an Aboriginal word in a personal sense. The only other that came to mind was dilly bag. I remember an old Aussie, someone thirty years my senior at work calling the bag I carried stuffs in, a dilly bag.

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  3. Uh huh. Nice photo:) I do like the bingey word:)

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    1. Sandra, I don't know who it is and I don't really care for such muscles. I guess you would find it hard to slip bingey into a future book, unless you set it in outback Australia...? Your paid Australian advisor at your service Ma'am.

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  4. Okay...not what I expected.

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  5. When we first arrived (early 70s) I had a friend who used to talk about her stomach using that word….. I asked her to write it down. BINJI was the way she spelt it. Hadn’t thought about it again until you mentioned it
    You certainly spend/spent some time in the gym to get a 4 pack like that 😊

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    1. Great confirming information Cathy. Aboriginal language spelling is only white person attempts, so I expect here might be many spellings. My six pack comes from self indulgence.

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  6. is it only me but I find these kind of 6 packs very unsexy. So please show us your real bingey one so I can relax again.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, I can't say I like muscles like that. Flatish and smooth is my ideal. My bingey is a decent size and I don't think you would really like to see it.

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  7. Never heard of the word till I saw it written in your last post..interesting word then.

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  8. I never heard term bingey.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  9. Been spending time in a sunbed and working out have you? I have never heard the word bingey before.

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    1. Like EC River, I thought you might have.

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  10. I am surprised that so few Aboriginal words have madeit into the Aussie language. Pleased to see you haven't let yourself go over the years!

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    1. Given we have a few times Marie, thanks for confirming that was the way I was until a couple of years ago. I suppose the convicts knew English well enough to have words for everything but that would also include stomach. Ah, I should have looked at own McQuarrie Dictionary, assuming it is online. As I replied to a comment above, in my younger years the Aboriginal word dilly as in dilly bag was in use.

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  11. Cute word "Bingey" ! Yours is still nice for your age ! lol !

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    1. Gattina, it was a good photographer who gave me a flattering appearance.

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  12. A recent photo? Not photoshopped?

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    1. Of course recent TP. You don't think I would deceive anyone surely

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  13. Yeah sure, Andrew, that's your bingey, not some other bingey .

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  14. My son recently bought a T Shirt in Italy which looks exactly like your photo. Very poor taste.

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    1. I wouldn't wear one Cro and I certainly shouldn't.

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