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In this mul­ti­cul­tur­al soci­ety in which we live, much in the way of edu­maca­tion is desired by those not famil­iar with the “old ways” or “ancient speak”.

As an exam­ple, I was recent­ly asked to explain the phrase “get­ting off at Red­fern”. Now for those who may be unfa­mil­iar, this is Aus­tralian slang for coitus inter­rup­tus. In that, Red­fern is the last stop just before Syd­ney’s Cen­tral rail­way station.

Anoth­er exam­ple is “How’s your father?” For exam­ple, if some­one asked you over to their house for a lit­tle bit of “how’s your father”, then you need to know that they may be ask­ing you for more than a cuddle.

So as you can see, things like “slap and tick­le” may or may not be what they seem. It’s best to ask an expert before com­mit­ting to any­thing obscure.