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Catching A Gonk

1975: Wartime slang among Rhodesia’s white population:
catch a gonk phr. take a nap
chibuli n. beer
flat dog or mobile handbag n. crocodile
flatten a chibuli phr. down a beer
floppy n. terrorist or guerrilla (because they flop down when shot)
jam stealer n. non-combatant soldier
slot a floppy phr. shoot a terrorist
tick taxi n. dog

Source: A Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, ed. Paul Beale (1991), pp. 531–2

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