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RiponredTJ 12-12-2010 09:03 AM

Australian language and slang
 
We all know you folks from down under have some unique words, sayings and turns of phrase.

Let's hear some of them so we all know what you're all talking about if we ever visit your continent.

hando 12-28-2010 04:15 PM

Check out this site!
Australian slang dictionary
My favourites are:
Flat out like a lizard drinking.
Arvo
Goonbag - Which is a cask of wine. We joke about it being all you need for a party, when you're finished the wine you can use the bag inside as a pillow.

Screwy 12-29-2010 01:07 AM

Aboriginals Breakfast = (nothing much) typically a piss and a look around :lol:

Screwy

Blank_doubt 01-16-2011 08:48 AM

G'Day Mate--works for both a greeting and departure.

There's also Kiwi slang which is New Zealand and for some inexplicable reasons, Kiwis and Aussies don see eye to eye on much of anything, so go figure.
New Zealand A to Z | Some Useful Kiwi Terms
Kiwi Terms and Phrases - Wilderness Wally's Americana!
Kiwi Words & Phrases

Screwy 01-17-2011 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blank_doubt (Post 70155)
G'Day Mate--works for both a greeting and departure.

G'day is a greeting, See ya is for good bye.

CrazyMtnLady 01-17-2011 07:57 AM

My mother was from Brisbane, Queensland (she was a WWII war bride) When I was growing up she would say things that would make me say... HUH? then she would realize she was using her Australian slang. As I grew up I got use to it and understood most of it.
Like: Get the groceries out of the boot. (Trunk of the car) I really miss hearing her talk. She has been gone since 1973. And although she used the word Bloody as a cuss word, us kids would get a good lecture if we used it.

Screwy 01-18-2011 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by CrazyMtnLady (Post 70521)
My mother was from Brisbane, Queensland (she was a WWII war bride) When I was growing up she would say things that would make me say... HUH? then she would realize she was using her Australian slang. As I grew up I got use to it and understood most of it.
Like: Get the groceries out of the boot. (Trunk of the car) I really miss hearing her talk. She has been gone since 1973. And although she used the word Bloody as a cuss word, us kids would get a good lecture if we used it.

Bloody yank stole one of the wife's aunts during the war and carted her off back to the States too. Bil Keane the Cartoonist! :lol:

Would have given you a good crack on the bum for saying it too, bloody oath!

Cheers,

Screwy

Blank_doubt 01-21-2011 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Screwy (Post 70453)
G'day is a greeting, See ya is for good bye.

Alo Cobber,

CHEERS works both ways!!
G'Day works where it works with who/whom one speaks.

Hopefully this conversing doesn't get buggered.

I hope you're Happy as Larry (whoever larry is/was).

CHEERS Mate!!:cheers2:

RiponredTJ 01-21-2011 06:33 PM

HA!
I Googled Happy as Larry and learned something new today. :)

Screwy 01-22-2011 04:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blank_doubt (Post 72740)
Alo Cobber,

CHEERS works both ways!!
G'Day works where it works with who/whom one speaks.

Hopefully this conversing doesn't get buggered.

I hope you're Happy as Larry (whoever larry is/was).

CHEERS Mate!!:cheers2:

Are you from Oz? Alo Cobber is very old school, more recentlu Alo Mate, now it's pretty much G'day for all occasions.

Screwy


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