Here is a list of some of the Australian English expressions you might come across if you happen to visit Australia.
Arvo – Afternoon
Barbie – barbecue
Bikies – motorcyclists
Bloke – man
Bludger – lazy person
Booze bus – police van used for random breath testing for alcohol
Bush – countryside
BYO – bring your own
Bikkies – Biscuits
Chuck a U-ey – 180 degree turn
Crook – ill, badly made, substandard
Cut lunch – sandwiches
Deli – Delicatessen shop
Dinkum – honest
Drongo – worthless person
Esky – large insulating box for keeping things cold
G’day – Good day
Good on ya – Well done
Grog – General term for alcoholic drinks
Hoon – idiot
Lark – a scheme
Mate – general term for familiarity
Mozzie – mosquito
No worries – it’s OK
Ocker – an uncultivated or boorish Australian
Out in the sticks, boondocks – Out there in the bush
Pissed – drunk
Pom, pommy – English person (POME = prisoner of mother England)
Postie – mail deliverer
Ratbag – friendly term of abuse
Reckon! – you bet! Absolutely!
Root – to have sexual intercourse
Rooted, knackered – tired
She’ll be right – no worries
Shotgun! – Gives you right to the front seat in the car
Stubby – small beer bottle or shorts
Tinny – can of beer
Too right! – Absolutely
Trucky – truck driver
Wag – to skip school or work
Wog – Someone from Southern European descent. Can be offensive!
Wowser – spoilsport, puritan
Ha ha sweet as! You’re dead right on that! You’re just taking the piss on them Aussies now arent ya! 😀 Good on yer!
Wanna wag to have a BYO barbie out in the sticks? Got the tinnies, stubbies ‘n grog already in the Esky… To be dinkum, I’d like to come and see you wog by the end of this year! See whether you’ve become some kind of ocker.. No, just kiddin, but reckon! me and a mate of mine want to explore the boondocks and experience the Ozzie Mozzies! Wonder how I’ll like it, seen I’m an absolute drongo bludger..
I’ll send you our travel lark by virtual postie soon.. She’ll be right!
See you later aligator 😉
ps: did I pass the integration test? 😀
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