Collaborative traditional cut and paste (scissors and glue ) collage blog with a weekly set theme.
I have never heard the phrase you posted. So I went on the internet:According to Melvyn Bragg's The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language, "dinkum" comes from the English Midlands and meant work. "Fair dinkum" referred to a fair day's work and subsequently fair play.M. Griffiths, WaterlooThe word "dinkum" was reputedly coined on the Australian goldfields. It comes from one of the Chinese dialects widely spoken at the diggings: "din" and "kum" loosely translating as "true gold".Catherine Le Breton, LeuraFair Dinkum was a response of the early Chinese goldminers to the question: "Are you finding a fair amount of gold?" because "din-gum" means "good gold". So over time the expression has become a positive response to a good news story.Garry Tipping, BeecroftI LEARNED SOMETHING NEW TODAY! Thank you Kollage Kit (and Michael Leigh)!
Cool celebratory collage & music.Nice dinkum story too - used to hear it on TV & films from Oz.