On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:34:07 +0100, John Hall
>>From another thread;
>>"> I owe you (and the others for furthering a thread pointlessly) an
>>> apology, then. I genuinely thought you meant "Waugh was a sook as a
>>> player when..." to mean on-field temperament."
>>So it's Greatest Ever Sooks XI! (on-field);
>>5 Turner, G
>>9 Broad, S
>>11 Holding, M
>So is "sook" a synonym for awkward bastard? Though in that case Kumble
>doesn't seem to belong, though it fits the others in your XI pretty
>well. Either the word isn't used over here or - probably more likely -
>I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern culture.
It's a Strine word with no exact equivalent in English English. It's
not "awkward bastard", more "petulant, whiney ***". For other
examples of sookiness, all you have to do is observe the QCCCCCCC gang
each time the Aus selectors pick a team they don't like.