Funny Ticket Notes
Thanks, Jaidyn... it's a nice, idiomatic slang phrase, but I guess I can't use it around here since nobody will have any idea what I'm talking about.
I guess our phrase that best matches that is "pulling your leg."
It's fun how slang varies from country to country, and even between regions in the same country.
edit: I didn't do too well, slang-wise: I had the idea that "diggers" referred to Aussies generally, but looking it up, I see it's specifically soldiers.
Edited by MikeLM - 11/19/13 at 12:23am
Strangely enough, I still knew what you meant by diggers. Technically it referred to soldiers from WW1 and WW2 that used to dig the trenches, and it just stuck.
Slang is pretty interesting, yea. I'm pretty sure taking the mickey originated somewhat from the UK. I've heard Bear Grylls say it a lot.