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Published on: 18 May 2012 by babiedoll

Maaaaaate!

This post is about the slang of Australia. We have lots of slang that many don't actually know what they mean. These some of the more interesting slang that we Aussies use.


 


Slang                             Meaning                                          How you use it


barbie                          barbeque                             Throw a yabbie on the barbie


banana bender          a Queenslander                  He's a banana bender


                                     because they grow bananas


blowie                         a blow fly                                there's a load f blowies around today


Bunyip                       the aussie equivalent of           Watch out for them bunyips


                                     a yeti/ bigfoot           


Bush                         the scrub/ countryside            let's go bush


Dunny                        toilet                                         where's the dunny mate?


Mozzie                       mosquito                                 bloody mozzies!


Pissed                     drunk                                        He's totally pissed


stubby                     a small bottle of beer               Let's have a stubby first eh?


Ute                         utility truck/ pick up truck           Can you bring the ute around?


trap                          mouth                                       shut you trap


Yabbie                  a shrimp-like sized lobster       Throw a yabbie on the  barbie


                                    with claws


 


Have fun using these in everyday life. The next article will be about the sports we play.


Stay tuned maaaaaate! xoxoxoxoxo


 

Comments

jackie_walsh

jackie_walsh says:

Posted on 18 May 2012

I loved this. It was hilarious!!!! Each country has it's own slang, huh?

isy

isy says:

Posted on 18 May 2012

this is so cool. We call a barbeque a 'Braai" in South Africa and a pick up truck a "bakkie"

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