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Does 'dogging' over here have a different meaning?

Old Jun 6th 2010, 12:30 pm
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I drove past a hire place today for heavy machinery and on the sign it listed the jobs you use the machinery for, you know drilling, boreing, digging and then dogging, I had to drive past again to make sure I had read it right and I had, the sign had not been tampered with. Does it mean something different over here?
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Old Jun 6th 2010, 12:36 pm
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I drove past a hire place today for heavy machinery and on the sign it listed the jobs you use the machinery for, you know drilling, boreing, digging and then dogging, I had to drive past again to make sure I had read it right and I had, the sign had not been tampered with. Does it mean something different over here?
Lol yes it does. A dogger is a bit like a rigger but not exactly the same
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Ha, this thread cheered me right up. Was trying to explain the UK term "dogging" to an Ozzie colleague the other day (not sure how the subject came up!) and they'd never heard of it. It was a fun conversation though!
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Ha, this thread cheered me right up. Was trying to explain the UK term "dogging" to an Ozzie colleague the other day (not sure how the subject came up!) and they'd never heard of it. It was a fun conversation though!
Those tiny houses in the UK are responsible for a lot of mischief aren't they
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I sure hope so, it seems like you need an awful lot of protection otherwise...



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Now if that girder were more phallic we'd know what dogging really was!
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Nope, rigger/dogman is the same job in the U.K as it is over here. Only difference here is that in the usual Aussie way dogman is shortened to dogger.
Also some places call young or inexperienced riggers "doggers"
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Out here in the sticks of Woop Woop dogging is what the boys do every other night - no guns needed for fox hunting, just a ute and a pack of hunting dogs.

Every time they ring my brother up to organise it he gets a fit of hysterics because they just don't get it!
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Originally Posted by Howard Jenings View Post
I drove past a hire place today for heavy machinery and on the sign it listed the jobs you use the machinery for, you know drilling, boreing, digging and then dogging, I had to drive past again to make sure I had read it right and I had, the sign had not been tampered with. Does it mean something different over here?
I'm picturing a guy sitting in his JCB with his indicators on and his windscreen wipers going
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I'm picturing a guy sitting in his JCB with his indicators on and his windscreen wipers going
Is that the sign is it?
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I'm picturing a guy sitting in his JCB with his indicators on and his windscreen wipers going
Voice of experience ??
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Voice of experience ??
Or optimism?
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I asked someone what he did for a living he said he was a dogger, after looking at him a bit strange he explained that he kills dogs, not sure that was much better!
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