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    [QUOTE=Grazor;1035510]ok MickR, could you please explain these words?

    stone the crowes
    by jingo

    fair suck of the sav

    but (as in not bad, but)
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    Here's an earlier version for reference purposes only:

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    I used to get confused between "Thong" and "Flip Flop".

    But it's clear now. A "Thong" is a form of underwear and a "Flip Flop" is what you get if you try to run, only wearing a "Thong".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazor View Post
    ok MickR, could you please explain these words?

    sheila = Woman. Not used so much these days. Sheila's don't seem to like it as much...Dunno.
    crikey = Exclamation of surprise. Mainly used by d!*khe@ds wearing short safari suits.
    by crikey = See above.
    stone the crowes See above again, but this person doesn't regularly wear the safari suit,knowing full well that they would look like a d!*khe@d
    by jingo = Once again we have the safari suit on, slapped a slouch hat with chinstrap attached and in place on our heads, only this time we've had what we believe to be a really good idea.
    flatoutlikealizarddrinkin = Really fufufu....Really fufufu...Really Fast
    jeez = Chut your eyes if your a devout christion. Short for Jesus, and said as a blaspeme
    fair suck of the sav = Another way of saying "Fair go" wishing to be given one
    cobber = Not as strong a term as Mate in it's truest sense. Cobber is a bit dated these days and has replaced by the more international word Friend
    geedae = Good day. Also spelt; G'day/Gudday/Gidday etc
    AKADAKA = A legendary Aussie Rock Band that must be incorporated into your own cultural belief system if you ever hope to become a fair-dinkum Aussie. The band is also known as ACDC by those that aren't fair dinkum Aussies
    Bonza = ANother slightly dated term used by the safari suit crowd. Mostly replaced by the use of the word Beauty pr. Bee-you-dee/ B. U. Dee.
    but (as in not bad, but) = This is known as the Bogans fullstop. A common way for a Bogan/Bevan to end their sentences while conversing outside waiting for the Dole office to open

    it's ok. i know them all...... iem from nooo zeelin
    And as an Un Zudder, ya lazy so and so, you've left it to someone else to furnish the meanings. I will go and do that now...In Red just like they use to do to ya in sheep shearin' school too I bet...

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    Well it sorta sucks that it was already done, but I've copied and pasted a chunk from Jimbo's link. Hope I don't break any rules doing that.

    The Australian Dictionary Part I

    Ace! : Excellent! Very good!
    Aerial pingpong : Australian Rules football
    Amber fluid : beer
    Ambo : ambulance, ambulance driver
    Ankle biter : small child
    Apples, she'll be : It'll be all right
    Arvo : afternoon
    Aussie (pron. Ozzie) : Australian
    Aussie salute : brushing away flies with the hand
    Avos : avocados

    B & S : Bachelors' and Spinsters' Ball - a very enjoyable party usually held in rural areas
    Back of Bourke : a very long way away
    Bail (somebody) up : to corner somebody physically
    Bail out : depart, usually angrily
    Banana bender : a person from Queensland
    Barbie : barbecue (noun)
    Barrack : to cheer on (football team etc.)
    Bastard : term of endearment
    Bathers : swimming costume
    Battler : someone working hard and only just making a living
    Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic
    Big-note oneself : brag, boast
    Bikkie : biscuit (also "it cost big bikkies" - it was expensive)
    Billabong : an ox-bow river or watering hole
    Billy : teapot. Container for boiling water.
    Bingle : motor vehicle accident
    Bities : biting insects
    Bitzer : mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that)
    Bizzo : business ("mind your own bizzo")
    Black Stump, beyond the : a long way away, the back of nowhere
    Bloke : man, guy
    Bloody : very (bloody hard yakka)
    Bloody oath! : that's certainly true
    Blow in the bag : have a breathalyser test
    Blowie : blow fly
    Bludger : lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things
    Blue : fight ("he was having a blue with his wife")
    Blue, make a : make a mistake
    Bluey : pack, equipment, traffic ticket, redhead
    Bluey : blue cattle dog (named after its subtle markings) which is an excellent working dog. Everyone's favourite all-Aussie dog.
    Bluey : heavy wool or felt jacket worn by mining and construction workers.
    Bluey : bluebottle jellyfish
    Bodgy : of inferior quality
    Bog in : commence eating, to attack food with enthusiasm
    Bog standard : basic, unadorned, without accessories (a bog standard car, telephone etc.)
    Bogan : person who takes little pride in his appearance, spends his days slacking and drinking beer
    Bogged : Stuck in mud, deep sand (a vehicle).
    Bondi cigar : see "brown-eyed mullet"
    Bonzer : great, ripper
    Boogie board : a hybrid, half-sized surf board
    Boomer : a large male kangaroo
    Booze bus : police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers
    Boozer : a pub
    Bored shitless : very bored
    Bottle shop : liquor shop
    Bottle-o : liquor shop (originally a man with hessian bags going around picking up beer bottles in the 50's and 60's)
    Bottler : something excellent
    Bottling, his blood's worth : he's an excellent, helpful bloke.
    Bounce : a bully
    Bourke Street, he doesn't know Christmas from : he's a bit slow in the head. (Bourke Street is a brightly lit Melbourne street)
    Bowl of rice, not my : not my cup of tea; I don't like it
    Brass razoo, he hasn't got a : he's very poor
    Brekkie : breakfast
    Brick shit house, built like a : big strong bloke
    Brickie : bricklayer
    Brisvegas : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
    Brizzie : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
    Brown-eyed mullet : a turd in the sea (where you're swimming!)
    Brumby : a wild horse
    Buck's night : stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding
    Buckley's, Buckley's chance : no chance ("New Zealand stands Buckley's of beating Australia at football")
    Budgie smugglers : men's bathing costume
    Bull bar : stout bar fixed to the front of a vehicle to protect it against hitting kangaroos (also roo bar)
    Bundy : short for Bundaberg, Queensland, and the brand of rum that's made there
    Bunyip : mythical outback creature
    Bush : the hinterland, the Outback, anywhere that isn't in town
    Bush bash : long competitive running or motorcar race through the bush
    Bush oyster : nasal mucus
    Bush telly : campfire
    Bushie : someone who lives in the Bush
    Bushman's hanky : Emitting nasal mucus by placing one index finger on the outside of the nose (thus blocking one nostril) and blowing.
    Bushranger : highwayman, outlaw
    Butcher : small glass of beer in South Australia - From the theory that a butcher could take a quick break from his job, have a drink and be back at work
    BYO : unlicensed restaurant where you have to Bring Your Own grog, also similar party or barbecue

    Cab Sav : Cabernet Sauvignon (a variety of wine grape)
    Cactus : dead, not functioning ("this bloody washing machine is cactus")
    Cane toad : a person from Queensland
    Captain Cook : look (noun) ("let's have a Captain Cook")
    Cark it : to die, cease functioning
    Cat burying shit, as busy as a : busy
    Cat's piss, as mean as : mean, stingy, uncharitable
    Chewie : chewing gum
    Chokkie : chocolate
    Chook : a chicken
    Chrissie : Christmas
    Christmas : see Bourke Street
    Chuck a sickie : take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy
    Chunder : vomit
    Clacker : anus (from Latin cloaca = sewer). Also the single orifice of monotremes (platypus and echidna) used both for reproduction and for the elimination of body wastes.
    Clayton's : fake, substitute
    Cleanskin : Bottle of wine without a label. Usually bought in bulk by companies who then add their own personalised label and use the wine as e.g. gifts to clients
    Cleanskin : cattle that have not been branded, earmarked or castrated.
    Click : kilometre - "it's 10 clicks away"
    Clucky : feeling broody or maternal
    Coathanger : Sydney Harbour bridge
    Cobber : friend
    Cockie : farmer
    Cockie : cockatoo
    Cockie : cockroach
    Cockroach : a person from New South Wales
    Coldie : a beer
    Come a gutser : make a bad mistake, have an accident
    Compo : Workers' Compensation pay
    Conch (adj. conchy) : a conscientious person. Somebody who would rather work or study than go out and enjoy him/herself.
    Cooee, not within : figuratively a long way away, far off - England weren't within cooee of beating Australia at cricket
    Cooee, within : nearby - I was within cooee of landing a big fish when the line broke. He lives within cooee of Sydney.
    Cook (noun) : One's wife
    Corker : something excellent. A good stroke in cricket might be described as a 'corker of a shot'
    Corroboree : an aboriginal dance festival
    Counter lunch/Countery : pub lunch
    Cozzie : swimming costume
    Crack a fat : get an erection
    Crack onto (someone) : to hit on someone, pursue someone romantically
    Cranky : in a bad mood, angry
    Cream (verb) : defeat by a large margin
    Crook : sick, or badly made
    Crow eater : a person from South Australia
    Cubby house : Small, usually timber, house in the garden used as a children's plaything.
    Cut lunch : sandwiches
    Cut lunch commando : army reservist
    Cut snake, mad as a : very angry

    Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof
    Daks : trousers
    Damper : bread made from flour and water
    Date : arse[hole] ("get off your fat date")
    Dead dingo's donger, as dry as a : dry
    Dead horse : Tomato sauce
    Deadset : true, the truth
    Dero : tramp, hobo, homeless person (from "derelict")
    Dickhead : see "whacker"
    Digger : a soldier
    Dill : an idiot
    Dingo's breakfast : a yawn, a leak and a good look round (i.e. no breakfast)
    Dinkum, fair dinkum : true, real, genuine ("I'm a dinkum Aussie"; "is he fair dinkum?")
    Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
    Dipstick : a loser, idiot
    Divvy van : Police vehicle used for transporting criminals. Named after the protective 'division' between the driver and the villains.
    Dob (somebody) in : inform on somebody. Hence dobber, a tell-tale
    Docket : a bill, receipt
    Doco : documentary
    Dog : unattractive woman
    Dog's balls, stands out like : obvious
    Dog's eye : meat pie
    Dole bludger : somebody on social assistance when unjustified
    Donger : penis
    Doodle : penis
    Down Under : Australia and New Zealand
    Drink with the flies : to drink alone
    Drongo : a dope, stupid person
    Dropkick : see 'dipstick'
    Drum : information, tip-off ("I'll give you the drum")
    Duchess : sideboard
    Duffer, cattle : rustler
    Dummy, spit the : get very upset at something
    Dunny : outside lavatory
    Dunny budgie : blowfly
    Dunny rat, cunning as a : very cunning
    Durry : tobacco, cigarette
    Dux : top of the class (n.); to be top of the class (v.) - "She duxed four of her subjects".

    Earbashing : nagging, non-stop chatter
    Ekka : the Brisbane Exhibition, an annual show
    Esky : large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.
    Exy : expensive

    Face, off one's : drunk ("He was off his face by 9pm")
    Fair dinkum : true, genuine
    Fair go : a chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
    Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief (see also "sav")
    Fairy floss : candy floss, cotton candy
    Feral : V8 ute (q.v.) sporting large heavy bullbar, numerous aerials, large truck mudflaps and stickers almost all over the rear window and tailgate. Sometimes seen with a Mack emblem on the bonnet and always with large (multiple) driving lights
    Feral (n.) : a hippie
    Figjam : "F*ck I'm good; just ask me". Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves.
    Fisho : fishmonger
    Flake : shark's flesh (sold in fish & chips shops)
    Flat out like a lizard drinking : flat out, busy
    Flick : to give something or somebody the flick is to get rid of it or him/her
    Flick it on : to sell something, usually for a quick profit, soon after buying it.
    Fly wire : gauze flyscreen covering a window or doorway.
    Footy : Australian Rules football
    Fossick : search, rummage ("fossicking through the kitchen drawers")
    Fossick : to prospect, e.g. for gold
    Fossicker : prospector, e.g. for gold
    Franger : condom
    Freckle : anus
    Fremantle Doctor : the cooling afternoon breeze that arrives in Perth from the direction of Freeo
    Freo : Fremantle in Western Australia
    Frog in a sock, as cross as a : sounding angry - a person or your hard drive!
    Fruit loop : fool
    Full : drunk
    Furphy : false or unreliable rumour

    G'Day : hello!
    Gabba : Wooloongabba - the Brisbane cricket ground
    Galah : fool, silly person. Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.
    Garbo, garbologist : municipal garbage collector
    Give it a burl : try it, have a go
    Gobful, give a : to abuse, usually justifiably ("The neighbours were having a noisy party so I went and gave them a gobful")
    Gobsmacked : surprised, astounded
    Going off : used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun - "the place was really going off"
    Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
    Good onya : good for you, well done
    Goog, as full as a : drunk. "Goog" is a variation of the northern English slangword "goggie" meaning an egg.
    Greenie : environmentalist
    Grinning like a shot fox : very happy, smugly satisfied
    Grog : liquor, beer ("bring your own grog, you bludger")
    Grouse (adj.) : great, terrific, very good
    Grundies : undies, underwear (from Reg Grundy, a television person)
    Gutful of piss : drunk, "he's got a gutful of piss"
    Gyno : gynaecologist

    Handle : beer glass with a handle
    Harold Holt, to do the : To bolt. (Also "to do the Harold")
    Heaps : a lot, e.g. "thanks heaps", "(s)he earned heaps of money" etc.
    Holy dooley! : an exclamation of surprise = "Good heavens!", "My goodness!" "Good grief!" or similar
    Hoon : hooligan
    Hooroo : goodbye
    Hotel : often just a pub
    Hottie : hot water bottle

    Icy pole, ice block : popsicle, lollypop

    Jackaroo : a male trainee station manager or station hand (a station is a big farm/grazing property)
    Jillaroo : a female trainee station manager or station hand
    Joey : baby kangaroo
    Journo : journalist
    Jug : electric kettle
    Jumbuck : sheep

    Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually inadequate ("he's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock")
    Kelpie : Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
    Kero : kerosene
    Kindie : kindergarten
    Knock : to criticise
    Knock back : refusal (noun), refuse (transitive verb)
    Knocker : somebody who criticises

    Lair : a flashily dressed young man of brash and vulgar behaviour, to dress up in flashy clothes, to renovate or dress up something in bad taste
    Lair it up : to behave in a brash and vulgar manner
    Larrikin : a bloke who is always enjoying himself, harmless prankster
    Lend of, to have a : to take advantage of somebody's gullibility, to have someone on ("he's having a lend of you")
    Lippy : lipstick
    Liquid laugh : vomit
    Lizard drinking, flat out like a : flat out, busy
    Lob, lob in : drop in to see someone ("the rellies have lobbed")
    Lollies : sweets, candy
    London to a brick : absolute certainty ("it's London to a brick that taxes won't go down")
    Long paddock : the side of the road where livestock is grazed during droughts
    Longneck : 750ml bottle of beer in South Australia
    Lucky Country, The : Australia, where else?
    Lunch, who opened their? : OK, who farted?
    Lurk : illegal or underhanded racket

    Maccas (pron. "mackers") : McDonald's (the hamburger place)
    Mallee bull, as fit as a : very fit and strong. The Mallee is very arid beef country in Victoria/South Australia.
    Manchester : Household linen, eg sheets etc.
    Mappa Tassie : map of Tasmania - a woman's pubic area
    Mate : buddy, friend
    Mate's rate, mate's discount : cheaper than usual for a "friend"
    Matilda : swagman's bedding, sleeping roll
    Metho : methylated spirits
    Mexican : a person from south of the Queensland or New South Wales border
    Mickey Mouse : excellent, very good. Beware though - in some parts of Australia it means inconsequential, frivolous or not very good!
    Middy : 285 ml beer glass in New South Wales
    Milk bar : corner shop that sells takeaway food
    Milko : milkman
    Mob : group of people, not necessarily troublesome
    Mob : family or herd (?) of kangaroos
    Mongrel : despicable person
    Moolah : money
    Mozzie : mosquito
    Muddy : mud crab (a great delicacy)
    Mug : friendly insult ("have a go, yer mug"), gullible person
    Mull : grass (the kind you smoke)
    Muster : round up sheep or cattle
    Mystery bag : a sausage

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    The Australian Dictionary Part II

    Nasho : National Service (compulsory military service)
    Naughty, have a : have sex
    Never Never : the Outback, centre of Australia
    Nipper : young surf lifesaver
    No drama : same as 'no worries'
    No worries! : Expression of forgiveness or reassurance (No problem; forget about it; I can do it; Yes, I'll do it)
    No-hoper : somebody who'll never do well
    Not the full quid : not bright intellectually
    Nuddy, in the : naked
    Nun's nasty, as dry as a : dry
    Nut out : hammer out or work out (an agreement, say)

    O.S. : overseas ("he's gone O.S.")
    Ocker : an unsophisticated person
    Offsider : an assistant, helper
    Old fella : penis
    Oldies : parents - "I'll have to ask my oldies"
    Op shop : opportunity shop, thrift store, place where second hand goods are sold.
    Outback : interior of Australia
    Oz : Australia!

    Paddock : see 'long paddock'
    Pash : a long passionate kiss; hence "pashing on"
    Pav : Pavlova - a rich, creamy Australian dessert
    Perve (noun & verb) : looking lustfully at the opposite sex
    Piece of piss : easy task
    Pig's arse! : I don't agree with you
    Piker : Someone who doesn't want to fit in with others socially, leaves parties early
    Pink slip, get the : get the sack (from the colour of the termination form)
    Pint : large glass of beer (esp. in South Australia)
    Piss : beer. Hence "hit the piss", "sink some piss"
    Plate, bring a : Instruction on party or BBQ invitation to bring your own food. It doesn't mean they're short of crockery!
    Plonk : cheap wine
    Pokies : poker machines, fruit machines, gambling slot machines
    Polly : politician
    Pom, pommy : an Englishman
    Pommy bastard : an Englishman
    Pommy shower : using deodorant instead of taking a shower
    Pommy's towel, as dry as a : very dry - based on the canard that Poms bathe about once a month
    Porky : Lie, untruth (pork pie = lie)
    Port : suitcase (portmanteau)
    Postie : postman, mailman
    Pot : 285 ml beer glass in Queensland and Victoria
    Pozzy : position - get a good pozzy at the football stadium
    Prezzy : present, gift

    Quid, make a : earn a living - "are you making a quid?"
    Quid, not the full : of low IQ. [Historical note: 'quid' is slang for a pound. £1 became $2 when Australia converted to decimal currency]

    Rack off : push off! get lost! get out of here! also "rack off hairy legs!".
    Rage : party
    Rage on : to continue partying - "we raged on until 3am"
    Rapt : pleased, delighted
    Ratbag : mild insult
    Raw prawn, to come the : to bullshit, to be generally disagreeable
    Reckon! : you bet! Absolutely!
    Reffo : refugee
    Rego : vehicle registration
    Rellie or relo : family relative
    Ridgy-didge : original, genuine
    Right, she : it'll be all right
    Right, that'd be : Accepting bad news as inevitable. ("I went fishing but caught nothing." "Yeah, that'd be right.")
    Rip snorter : great, fantastic - "it was a rip snorter of a party"
    Ripper : great, fantastic - "it was a ripper party"
    Ripper, you little! : Exclamation of delight or as a reaction to good news
    Road train : big truck with many trailers
    Rock up : to turn up, to arrive - "we rocked up at their house at 8pm"
    Rollie : a cigarette that you roll yourself
    Roo : kangaroo
    Roo bar : stout bar fixed to the front of a vehicle to protect it against hitting kangaroos (also bull bar)
    Root (verb and noun) : synonym for f*ck in nearly all its senses: "I feel rooted"; "this washing machine is rooted"; "(s)he's a good root". A very useful word in fairly polite company.
    Root rat : somebody who is constantly looking for sex.
    Ropeable : very angry
    Rort (verb or noun) : Cheating, fiddling, defrauding (expenses, the system etc.). Usually used of politicians
    Rotten : drunk - "I went out last night and got rotten"
    Rubbish (verb) : to criticize

    Salute, Aussie : brushing flies away
    Salvos, the : Salvation Army, bless them
    Sandgroper : a person from Western Australia
    Sanger : a sandwich
    Sav : saveloy (see also "fair suck of the sav!")
    Schooner : large beer glass in Queensland; medium beer glass in South Australia
    Scratchy : instant lottery ticket
    Screamer : party lover; "two pot screamer" - somebody who gets drunk on very little alcohol
    Seppo : an American
    Servo : petrol station
    Shag on a rock, stands out like a : very obvious
    Shark biscuit : somebody new to surfing
    She'll be right : it'll turn out okay
    Sheila : a woman
    Shit house (adj.) : of poor quality, unenjoyable ("this car is shit house", "the movie was shit house")
    Shit house (noun) : toilet, lavatory
    Shonky : dubious, underhanded. E.g. a shonky practice, shonky business etc.
    Shoot through : to leave
    Shout : turn to buy - a round of drinks usually ("it's your shout")
    Show pony : someone who tries hard, by his dress or behaviour, to impress those around him.
    Sickie : day off sick from work (chuck a sickie = take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy!)
    Skite : boast, brag
    Skull/Skol (a beer) : to drink a beer in a single draught without taking a breath
    Slab : a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer
    Sleepout : house verandah converted to a bedroom
    Smoko : smoke or coffee break
    Snag : a sausage
    Sook : person or animal who is soft, tame, inoffensive. Hence sooky (adj.)
    Spag bol : spaghetti bolognese
    Spewin' : very angry
    Spiffy, pretty spiffy : great, excellent
    Spit the dummy : get very upset at something
    Spruiker : man who stands outside a nightclub or restaurant trying to persuade people to enter
    Sprung : caught doing something wrong
    Spunk : a good looking person (of either sex)
    Squizz (noun) : look - "take a squizz at this"
    Standover man : a large man, usually gang-related, who threatens people with physical violence in order to have his wishes carried out.
    Station : a big farm/grazing property
    Stickybeak : nosy person
    Stoked : very pleased
    Stonkered : drunk
    Strewth : exclamation, mild oath ("Strewth, that Chris is a bonzer bloke")
    Strides : trousers
    Strine : Australian slang and pronunciation
    Stubby : a 375ml. beer bottle
    Stubby holder : polystyrene insulated holder for a stubby
    Stuffed, I feel : I'm tired
    Stuffed, I'll be : expression of surprise
    Sunbake : sunbathe
    Sunnies : sunglasses
    Surfies : people who go surfing - usually more often than they go to work!
    Swag : rolled up bedding etc. carried by a swagman
    Swaggie : swagman
    Swagman : tramp, hobo

    Tall poppies : successful people
    Tall poppy syndrome : the tendency to criticize successful people
    Tallie : 750ml bottle of beer
    Taswegian : derogatory term for a person from Tasmania
    Technicolor yawn : vomit
    Tee-up : to set up (an appointment)
    Thingo : Wadjamacallit, thingummy, whatsit
    Thongs : cheap rubber backless sandals
    Throw-down : small bottle of beer which you can throw down quickly.
    Tickets, to have on oneself : to have a high opinion of oneself
    Tinny : can of beer
    Tinny : small aluminium boat
    Tinny, tin-arsed : lucky
    Togs : swim suit
    Too right! : definitely!
    Top End : far north of Australia
    Trackie daks/dacks : tracksuit pants
    Trackies : track suit
    Troppo, gone : to have escaped to a state of tropical madness; to have lost the veneer of civilisation after spending too long in the tropics.
    Trough lolly : the solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in a men's urinal
    Truckie : truck driver
    True blue : patriotic
    Tucker : food
    Tucker-bag : food bag
    Turps : turpentine, alcoholic drink
    Turps, hit the : go on a drinking binge
    Two up : gambling game played by spinning two coins simultaneously

    Uni : university
    Unit : flat, apartment
    Up oneself : have a high opinion of oneself - "he's really up himself"
    Up somebody, get : to rebuke somebody - "the boss got up me for being late"
    Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike / tits on a bull : unhelpful or incompetent person or thing - "he, she or it is about as useful as tits on a bull" etc. etc.
    Ute : utility vehicle, pickup truck

    Vedgies : vegetables
    Vee dub : Volkswagen
    Veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
    Vejjo : vegetarian
    Vinnie's : St. Vincent De Paul's (charity thrift stores and hostels)

    WACA (pron. whacker) : Western Australian Cricket Association and the Perth cricket ground
    Waggin' school : playing truant
    Walkabout : a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time
    Walkabout, it's gone : it's lost, can't be found
    Weekend warrior : army reservist
    Whacker, whacka : Idiot; somebody who talks drivel; somebody with whom you have little patience; a dickhead
    Whinge : complain
    White pointers : topless (female) sunbathers
    Whiteant (verb) : to criticise something to deter somebody from buying it. A car dealer might whiteant another dealer's cars or a real estate salesman might whiteant another agent's property
    Wobbly : excitable behaviour ("I complained about the food and the waiter threw a wobbly")
    Wobbly boot on, he's got the : drunk
    Wog : flu or trivial illness
    Wog : person of Mediterranean origin. A milder insult than the same word in the UK and perhaps elsewhere.
    Wombat : somebody who eats, roots and leaves (see also root)
    Woop Woop : invented name for any small unimportant town - "he lives in Woop Woop"
    Wowser : straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport
    Wuss : coward; nervous person or animal

    XXXX : pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland

    Yabber : talk (a lot)
    Yabby : inland freshwater crayfish found in Australia (Cherax destructor)
    Yakka : work (noun)
    Yewy : u-turn in traffic ("chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights")
    Yobbo : an uncouth person

    Zack : sixpence (5 cents) - "it isn't worth a zack", "he hasn't got a zack"
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    Here or there I'm stoked...thanks for the squizz mate !
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    Default Re: Aussie English *Warning may have harsh language. Mods do what you must.

    I've just had a squizz at the list Mick. Well done.

    Wouldn't it have been easier to download an episode of Kingswood Country ?

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    I looked on the list but could not find the phrase "Morning Glory". I was at a party and someone mentioned this and everyone went wild but I could never get to the bottom of it. There was just a lot of red faces and hollering.

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    I'll toss this cultural addition into punch bowl, only because I have no memories of several bouts of drinking with some road train engineers in my youth. And, this makes me laugh everytime.

    WINE EXPERT (Eric Idle):
    A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

    Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world's best sugary wines.

    Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.

    Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eight bottles of this and you're really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

    Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is 'beware'. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

    Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

    Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

    Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit.

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