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Dinki-di

Max opens some Dinki-Di in The Road Warrior

Dinki-Di or Dinki-Di Meat & Vegies was a fictional brand of dog food that featured in Mad Max 2 and in the videogame Mad Max.

Mad Max 2

Max eats a can of Dinki-Di while overseeing the Compound attack by Lord Humungus' marauders. After finishing it he throws a can to his dog which immediately starts eating the remains and also fending off The Gyrocaptain who is keen on getting his hands on the can. It is later revealed that Max carries a box full of Dinki-Di in his car.

Mad Max video game

Dinki-di game

Dinki-Di in the 2015 video game

In the video game, cans of Dinki-Di are used as health replenishing source and are scattered all across the map. Chumbucket also refers to Max's dog as 'Dinki-Di'.

Trivia & goofs

  • Dinki-Di, pronounced /ˈdɪŋkiˈdɑi/, is an Australian slang for 'Genuine', 'Authentically Australian' or 'True'. In the videogame it is mispronounced as /ˈdɪŋkiˈdɪ/.[1]
  • In Mad Max 2, during the 'Dinki-Di' dinner scene, Max scopes out of the compound through a pair of binoculars set on a tripod. Somehow, he is able to follow a motorcycle as it jumps a ramp into the compound without taking his hands off of his fork and dog food.[2]

References

  1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dinky-di
  2. http://www.madmaxmovies.com/flubs/madmax2.html
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