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phlegm cake

vanilla slice; self-explanatory: Could I have a phlegm cake please? Compare pus pie, snot-block, snot-box, snot-brick. Also, phlegm sandwich, phlegm slice.

Contributor's comments: Unfortunately these were known as "Snot Blocks" in Latrobe Valley Vic in 50s.

Contributor's comments: A vanilla slice has always been called a phlegm sandwich in my family. We would do a lot of travelling, and would sample the phlegm sandwiches in every country town we visited.

Contributor's comments: also Phlegm Slice.
pus pie

1.  Also, pus cake. an alternative to "snot-block" or vanilla slice: He had a dog's eye and a pus pie for lunch.
2.  a custard tart. Compare snot-block, snot-box.

Contributor's comments: In my youth in coastal Queensland (eg Bundaberg, Maryborough, Ingham) a custard tart was referred to as a "pus pie".

Contributor's comments: [Melbourne informant] Altho snot block does indeed refer to vanilla slice, I've heard 'pus pie' to mean custard tart instead.

Contributor's comments: [A snot block was] also known as pus cake, when I was a schoolgirl in Victoria.


Contributor's comments: [Sydney informant] custard tart: "I would like to buy the pus pie in the pastry counter."

Contributor's comments: In WA I have heard pus pies referred to as "Snot Bricks".
snot-block

a vanilla slice: That was the best snot-block I've ever eaten. Compare phlegm cake, pus pie, snot-box, snot-brick.

Contributor's comments: Disgusting - never heard of it; only live 1 hour from Victoria.

Contributor's comments: This is also used and understood in Adelaide (I was originally from Melbourne).

Contributor's comments: Also used in ACT and NSW.

Contributor's comments: Snot block has the same meaning in WA - a vanilla slice.

Contributor's comments: Also known as pus cake, when I was a schoolgirl in Victoria.

Contributor's comments: I heard "Snot block" in SA as well - the standard public servant's lunch order was "A maggot bag and a snot block" i.e. a pie and a vanilla slice.

Contributor's comments: Also known as a "snot-box " when I was at school in Hamilton Western Victoria.

Contributor's comments: Among my friends the term was snot-box, rather than snot-block. This was in Melbourne between 20 and 30 years ago.

Contributor's comments: Snot-block is used very widely in Bendigo (central Victoria). There's a major bakery chain in Bendigo (Gillies Bros) who make the best snot-blocks in the world. When we were at school, we'd even ask for a Snot-block from the Canteen ladies and get our vanilla slice.

Contributor's comments: This is used in Tassie too - but I learnt it from my dad who was born in Victoria.

Contributor's comments: Certainly - it's a Melbourne thing - never hear it in Qld - only refers to the standard yellow custard ones topped with pink icing.

Contributor's comments: I worked briefly on a telecoms cable upgrading project in Sydney. The trainers were from Central Victoria. They called the small black box, filled with white gel/gunk, used in pits to protect the joints between the 2-pair tails and the drop cables to the houses a "Snot block". I had not heard the term before. They were a similar size to a vanilla slice.

Contributor's comments: My Mum used this word in Tasmania in the 60's, so it's been there for a while.

Contributor's comments: A vanilla slice has always been called a phlegm sandwich in my family. We would do a lot of travelling, and would sample the phlem sandwiches in every country town we visited.

Contributor's comments: Reference in Melbourne in the 1960's 1970's to a Vanilla slice available at the school canteen. The refrence to 'snot' came from the custard and the square shape of the pastry gave the 'block' : "Fancy a bite of my snot block?" "For lunch I'll have a slad sandwich and a snotblock."

Contributor's comments: [Melbourne informant] I can confirm the use of snot box, or snotty, used to describe the plastic enclosures used by telstra in pits to protect wire joints - are referred as such in the north west of WA.

Contributor's comments: The Swiss call a cream slice an "Eiter balgen" meaning Pus Bellows. One bite and you know why.
snot-box

a vanilla slice. Compare pus pie, snot-block.

Contributor's comments: Also known as a "snot-box " when I was at school in Hamilton Western Victoria.

Contributor's comments: Among my friends the term was snot-box, rather than snot-block. This was in Melbourne between 20 and 30 years ago.

Contributor's comments: vanilla slice: "Sally's got a snot box for play lunch."

Contributor's comments: Between my Mum and Dad (both Melbourne-born) I've known these as both "snot blocks" and "snot and scab slices".
snot brick

In WA I have heard pus pies referred to as "Snot Bricks". Compare phlegm cake, pus pie, snot-block, snot-box.