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Hey Aussie's and Kiwi's.......DONK?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zaemo, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Zaemo
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 173

    from Atlanta

    I saw it used in the new Street Machine Hot Rod Annual under the Tech Specs for several feature cars leading me to believe it's common usage.

  2. tysond
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 335


    And people wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people.
  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,310

    from Michigan

    When I was living in N.S.W. in the late '60's, they were always referred to as engines or motors..... I must be gittin' old.... :(
  4. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,425


    Men are Blokes, Women are Sheilas, Freinds are Mates, Cell phones are your Mobile.
    I sometimes call a engine a Donk and i allways call XXXX beer Shit!
  5. Speaking of donks, you are a tool.
  6. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,019

    from Tampa, FL

  7. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,303

    hombres ruin

    I am from australia and only heard donk as a term for mens penises...i dont know where the hell you guys hang out but i would never call my engine a donk..remember the croc dundee movies.dundees friend in australia was called donk...for a reason.
  8. zep058
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 599


    This link is a pretty funny concise slang dictionary, I was going to say we would only use 20% these days, but re-reading it would definitely be more than that..and Donk gets a mention
    *beat me to it gnichols!

    And for my American friends who have never been to Oz yet, just so you know;

    The fastest sport in Australia are the koala-bear-races

    Kangaroos are used as shopping bags

    All men are named Bruce

    Every Australian person has its own sheep farm

    Instead of formal elections a didgeridoo-contest is held – the winner will be the prime-minister

    We have only one category of driving license that includes small planes and road trains

    Our army is equipped only with boomerangs

    The land is completely flat except Ayers rock

    Australia is still a colony of convicts

    Australia is a separate continent because we have no real friends

  9. Vee 888
    Joined: May 23, 2010
    Posts: 33

    Vee 888
    from texas

    Donkey is a term or name for anything that could perform similar work that the actual donkey or mule could. ie motors injectors on boilers etc. Very famous as the donkey did such great service in world war 1 transporting ammo and the wounded
  10. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498


    Well if you read it in Street Machine it must be in common usage. That mag definately appeals to the lowest common denominator in its readership.
  11. Hahahahaha wait till Boris reads that Pete!
  12. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,552

    Okie Pete

    zep058 , Best have your wits about you if you come to Oklahoma . You might get held up on the train from the east or scalped by hostile natives when you leave the train station on your way to town. Look out for tornado's also they just drop out of the sky and suck up whole towns. :rolleyes:OK i got off track back to the regular programing
  13. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,511

    from California

    Down under.....Where men plunder!!!!
  14. Zaemo
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 173

    from Atlanta

    Really? I wasn't blown away by the mag but it was the only one on the newsstand with anything that looked like a hot rod that I hadn't already read. There was some nice work and some questionable stuff too.
  15. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,283


    I asked my grandfather this when I was a kid?

    A Donk' is short for Donkey [ A donkey does all the work ]

    A typical kiwi conversation

    What sort of donk is that ? [ what type of engine? ]
    It's a barge block mate [ its a Y-block ]
    Can you "kick it in the guts" for me [ Can you start it ? ]
    Nah! it just chucked a leg out of bed [ It threw a conrod out the side ]
    Oh OK! lets go get on the piss then [ lets go to the pub for a beer ]

    see it's easy to understand
  16. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498



    I didn't see it but apparently they called my car a T bucket :cool:

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