It was a funny experience to discover the Australian local slang ;-)
I was learning English there and I will remember my very first day in Brisbane forever. I was waiting the local bus to my school. W hen the bus stopped, I popped up and the bus driver said me something as I understood as Good Die, mate! What a strange welcome... I hoped that the bus will keep me on the roads till my destination ;-) At school, my teacher explained me that usually Aussie says Good Day instead of the traditional Good Morning as I learned in my Cambridge English student book in Switzerland. So no worries, it was my first experience with local slang... a lot of fun in prospect.
On the photo you could guess a small zeppelin wishing you a G'DAY this time it was more easy understand because written ;-)
Below it was the Olympic flamme and not a giant Aussie barbie... in the Stadium Australia during the Games. Nowdays the fire let the place to the water as the cauldron is reconverted in a fountain...
Definitely learn some all important Aussie Slang so you won't look lost when an Aussie is talking to you.
Following is a short list of some words you may use on a "night" out of drinking:
G'day mate : pleasure to met you
Biotto : drunk, inebriated pass the capacity to stand
Rack off: your presence is no longer required - "get lost"
Wanna rag: want to drink large amounts of alcohol with me until we both pass out?
Chunder: the all too delicate act of regurgitation
Give it a go you mug!: are you incapable of performing this act?
Here are just a few slang words...I cannot fit all of them onto the page !
Back of Bourke - nowhere ...
bludger - lazy person not working
Beaut - fantastic, the best.
Bingle - motor vehicle accident
Bizzo - business bloke - man
Blowie - Blow Fly
Blue - fight (have a fight/blue)
Bogan - unkempt messy person
Bonzer - fabulous, great, cool,
Bugga- bad luck, oops
Cark it - to die
catch ya later - Goodbye
chick - girl, woman
chuck a wobbly - lose ones temper
Cozzie - swimmers
Cobber - friend, mate
Coo-ee - hello
dead set - genuine,
dinky die - genuine thing
Do your Block - lose your cool (temper)
dob - to tell on
Drongo - idiot, stupid person.
dunno - "I don't know"
dunny - Toilet
Earbash - to talk non-stop
fair dinkum - true, real, honest
fair go - give us a break
galah - noisy person acting like an idiot
Good on ya - good job
g'day - hello, have a good day
grog - alcoholic drinks
have a geez - to have a look (at something)
hicksville - outback country town
how are ya- greeting, warm welcome
iffy - questionable
knackered - tired, exhausted
hooligan, idiot or troublemaker.
larrikin- is a trouble maker, but a harmless or loveable one
joe blake -snake
lemon - useless faulty thing
lob in - visit someone
loo - toilet
mozzies - mosquites
No worries - its not a problem.
plonk - wine (usually cheap wine)
ratbag - idiot
ring in - foreigner also some one not invited or that should not be there
ripper - great, cool, fabulous
rooted - stuffed, tired, exhausted
she'll be right - everything is okay
Sheila - woman
shonky - not to be trusted
stubbies - short work shorts for men / small bottle of beer
tall poppies - successful people... desire to undercut those who are more sucessful
thingamajig - an item or thing
too right - i agree
true blue - true, real
thongs- flip flops, rubber sandles
Here are a list of some words that you might overhear on your trip downunder and their meanings.
Hope it helps!!
Dag - Socially Inept person.
Galah - a noisy parrot, thus a noisy idiot
Scrubber - unattractive women.
Thongs - an ocker's idea of formal footwear.
Youse - plural of you, pronounced "youze". Only used by the gramatically challenged.
Bogan - young, unsophisticated person.
Chiko Roll - vile Aussie junk food.
and last but not least....
Thingo - thing, doovelacki, thingamajig, watchamacallit.
hehehe......hope this helps.
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