AUSTRALIAN SLANG TO HELP YOU FIT IN WHEN YOU SEE THE EAGLES IN SYDNEY FROM KSLX

AUSTRALIAN SLANG TO HELP YOU FIT IN WHEN YOU SEE THE EAGLES IN SYDNEY FROM KSLX

AUSSIEGIRLS

For whomever may win the KSLX Classic Rock Flyaway to Sydney, Australia to see the Eagles, here is a KSLX public service – educating you to the local jargon!  here’s just a few choice Australian slang words for everyday things.

-Pete

ARVO – afternoon

AVOS – avocados

BATTLER – someone working hard but just surviving, not making much money

BIG SMOKE – large city

BODGY – of inferior quality

BRUMBY – a wild horse

CHOKKIE – chocolate

CORKER – something excellent

DAKS – trousers

DINGO’S BREAKFAST – a yawn, a leak & a good look around (no breakfast)

DRUM – information, tip-off

EXY – expensive

FAIR DINKUM – true, genuine

FRANGER – condom

GARBO – municipal garbage collector

HOTEL – often just a pub

ICY POLE – popsicle

JOURNO – journalist

LIQUID LAUGH – vomit

LUNCH, WHO OPENED THEIR – who farted?

MAPPA TASSIE – map of Tasmania – women’s pubic area

MULL – grass (the smoking kind)

NOT THE FULL QUID – not bright intellectually

NUT OUT – work out an agreement

OLDIES – parents

PASH – long, pasionate kiss

PORKY – lie, untruth

RIDGY-DIDGE – genuine, original

ROTTEN – drunk

SANDGROPER – person from Western Australia

SHOUT – turn to buy a round of drinks “It’s your shout, mate!”

SPIT THE DUMMY – get very upset about something

SWAGMAN – tramp, hobo

TALL POPPIES – successful people

TINNY – can of beer

UP ONESELF – to have a high opinion of one’s self “He’s really up himself.”

WHACKER – idiot

WOOP WOOP – invented name for any small town – like we say BFE!

YAKKA – work

YOBBO – an uncouth person

 

SOURCE: www.koalanet.com.au