It is the middle of no where, outback. So I guess some stoner named it that.. Most places on the east coast or anywhere else are named after British towns etc, unless they have an aboriginal name.. Woolloomooloo is close to my place, it's a suburb..
- from "the Army slang term "umpty" used in 1917 for the dash when reading Morse code" (however, the station name was in use in 1910)
- from a colloquialism to describe "everything done wrong or upside down"
- the place was known as "Umdidu", an English language corruption of an Aboriginal term which meant a popular resting place
- from the translation of aboriginal English that described the area as being the location of "humpy two", as in, two humpies
That was to Perth though so I'd have to go walkabout to make it to Darwin or find a flight/bus/train or hitchhike. It has to be less that €220 each way to make it an attractive alternative, because there's a flight from Helsinki to Darwin and back for €1166.
Just Plain Nuts.
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