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poul0004 t1_jdd51i2 wrote

Wtf is an esky lid?


boogetyboo t1_jdd5gx8 wrote

If you're a yank you would call an esky a 'cooler', i.e. a portable ice box for beers.


Ath47 t1_jddl1m1 wrote

Esky is a brand, but it's such a dominant brand that everyone in Australia just refers to all coolers by that name. Kinda like Kleenex instead of tissue, etc. In this case, Esky is so common that it's basically replaced "cooler" or "ice box" completely, and most Aussies don't use or even recognize those terms anymore.


Doctor_Wookie t1_jddk98m wrote

Oh, probably from "Eskimo" brand, eh?


scribblecurator t1_jdevjg7 wrote

Yea that’s where the name came from. Many Australians have no idea of its origins and that it could be considered derogatory. It definitely shouldn’t be used as a product name but the brand is ubiquitous here - there would have to be a big push for them to change.


NamorDotMe t1_jdf314y wrote

An American Edward William Coon made some cheese, 100 years later the brand name was changed after being bought out because it was seen as derogatory.

The brand name "esky" was purchased by United States firm Coleman Company, (a subsidiary of Newell Brands) in 2009, so who knows.


vegemitemilkshake t1_jdhc5lv wrote

Oh, I didn’t even notice Coon cheese was no longer a thing. Though I’m dairy intolerant, so not entirely surprising.


c4seyj0nes t1_jde2tyv wrote

Apparently it’s also slang for a boogie board. Not sure if they actually used a cooler lid or a boogie board.


lloydthelloyd t1_jded7ny wrote

They used a cooler lid. That website will include a term if its been used more than twice in all of human history.


usually_surly t1_jdfh59n wrote

Don't know why you're being down voted there mate. I prefer the term shark biscuit.


c4seyj0nes t1_jdfhbyg wrote

I just googled it because I didn’t know what it was. That’s what came up.

Shark biscuit it hilarious.


RHINO_Mk_II t1_jddn9rr wrote

The bit that goes on top of an esky to cover it up. ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)