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Haha these are great! I enjoyed reading this! Cool post. Often people sign off emails by writing Cheers at the bottom. Not as formal but still friendly. The language changes a lot once you get out of the eastern states ad people in the sticks are more likely to use the slang then city fokes. Booger — also refers to nose pickings, things hanging out someones nose or the stuff in a hanky — yes I know, disgusting! Bogan — a person with an unsophisticated background, or whose speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour exemplify a lack of manners and education.

It was mentioned by someone else actually. I spent 3 great years in Oz — Sydney to be specific. Loved it and the Aussie people. A couple lines I would add…. I think my wife read the urban dictionary definition which said it was to go off on someone, but in an awesome way.

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An example would be that John McEnroe used to cut sick on chair umpires in tennis. Thx 4 the info. If my life dream to go to Australia ever works, the people will think IM the normal one in the family. OMG — who put this together? Fair dinkum or dinki di is used ALL the time. It means true blue or the real mccoy. Same diff. NO way. A maybe blockie is when a few guys hang out in a car and drive around and around the block, usually looking for sheilas.

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A blockie is when a few blokes hang out in a car and drive around and around the block, usually looking for sheilas. Yes a very good developing list anyway. Good for you. Good list. Mostly stemming from my years living out west Mount Isa area. When I moved back to the coast my mother told me I was starting to sound like a bushie with the broad slower accent. Thank you for the instructive list! As an Aussie I can tell you that a lot of words are all about context.

Context is everything. But it is a commonly made mistake. Otherwise, great list. Impressive list.

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I am living overseas and really miss the Aussie slang. A few things though, you need to understand that words can change meaning depending on where you are in Aus. A schooner in Melbourne is a beer halfway between a pot and a pint. And one last thing, all swear words can be used as a term of endearment, it simply depends on the tone taken when saying it and who you are saying it to. Sorry readers for not replying sooner! Very good!

I inadvertently discovered you are a co-wordpress. You might like to have a look. Often enough I am using the Aussie vernacular to help keep our pollies in line and the rest of the universe in good order — in 40 words or less. A couple of others from a 62 year old Aussie Squizzie: to have a look at something ie. Have a squizzie at this! Have the munchies i. Going to spend a penny i.

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Going to the loo. Most older Australians would know that to use a public toilet you had to put a penny coin in the slot on the door to open the cubicle. In New south Wales someone from Victoria is call a Mexican i.

Someone from New South Wales. Not sure if that is a Qld thing or just my family. I find language fascinating and I have a good ear for languages and accents. However, this ONLY happens when the following word starts with a vowel. In a spoken language, some pronunciations are a product of dialect. Language is a funny thing. You are so right! But your explanation makes total sense. Great list for a yank. My uncle was from Kelly country in Victoria and he had some pearlers.

I whiteanted that other wanker last night. The sheila girl has great norks tits too. Hahaha great post! I was really confused until someone pointed that particular sound out. Pretty funny. To have a kangaroo loose in the top paddock, be a snag short of a barby, or to be a stubby short of a six pack all mean that someone is not quite right in the head. I have culled out the expressions I remember from those days. Thank you for helping make my story authentic.

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There ARE worries! We pissed ourselves i. Great list but. Love it! Thanks for sharing this! Lolly water usually refers to those sweet premix vodkas drinks smash a carton before you know ya drunk. Ripping can also be used for thievery or high price Ya ripping me off mate. Got ripped off. Never really noticed till an American pointed it out. Now I notice it all the time hahahaha.

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What the hell was that? No worries tho mate , you did a fair dinkum list.

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Another Aussie quirk is to shorten words. An American over here once told me that us Aussies tend to talk baby talk. For example: To hang up on someone is to end the telephone call. Some of these ive never heard in my life 23 and been in qld my whole life but i know some states use different slang from us. Also some words are outdated and wouldnt be said by anyone under the age of about 50 fair dinkum etc. One thing that really bugs me in Australia is how we say Asphalt. Comments RSS. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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