the bush whackers xxx P.S. I wonder if bush whacker is a totally Australian expression? Yep, could be. 8 Comments on “the bush whackers” Angie April 20, 2011 at 10:19 am Beautiful pics. Yes – sounds Aussie to me. Reply Tracey April 20, 2011 at 10:44 am Looks like a great vacation. And yes, I have no idea what the meaning of bush whaker means. Reply sweetpotatoclaire April 22, 2011 at 10:21 am my understanding of ‘bush whacking’ here in the states is forging one’s own path through the brush…. going off the trail and exploring…. so naturally, a bush whacker is one that does just that. I suppose it can’t be too terribly different down (and over) there though~ Reply keepcatebusy (Cate) April 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm Well I’m pretty sure that ‘whacking’ has a whole other meaning in the states…but I soooo love our cross-cultural mistranslations…they make blogging soooo much more fun 🙂 xxxCate Reply Jacob April 23, 2011 at 11:28 am We use bush whacking here just as sweetpotatoclaire describes. It may have come from Australia, but I’ve been using it since I was a little kid (since I’ve been doing it since I was a little kid). I was never one to follow a trail. The stuff off-trail is always much more interesting. Reply Zoe April 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm I have come across the term bush whacking twice tonight.. Im a true blue Aussie and have never heard of it! Although I wouldn’t completely rule it out as Australian slang! We do say some strange things! Zoe http://www.boysmumma.blogspot.com Reply Claudine April 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm Um, I think you are likely right. Don’t hear “bush whackers” around here… Reply sweetpotatoclaire April 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm ha! well I suppose it all depends on who you’re talking to~ perhaps if it’s to a group of, um, teenage boys then yes there’s another perhaps bit less savory definition I know of…. but for the most part, I hear it used as described above~ going off trail in the woods with maybe a map or compass, perhaps even a machete, depending on who and where and when you are…… Reply Leave a Reply to sweetpotatoclaire Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.