Situated in the Simpson Desert, the 30 metre high sand dune, Big Red, provides a challenge for any four wheel drive enthusiast.
The rear window of a battered, dusty vehicle parked in the main street of sunny downtown Dismal Swamp displayed this sticker. In Australia, much of our soil is a distinctive red colour. You soon learn not to wear light coloured footwear and clothing if you intend to have anything to do with it. In the desert areas of Australia , it is as fine as sifted flour, and is known as “bulldust”.
However, I now have the opportunity to provide you with a very useful piece of Aussie slang. Suppose your mate (friend) tells you a highly unbelievable tale. You are entitled to say to him/her “Bulldust!” That sounds ever so much more refined than bullsh*t, doesn’t it?