Aussie’s have always had a bit of a name for inventing words or having a slang word for well everything. Recently Cailin of Travel Yourself fame pointed out to me a few words she says we use a lot. Now Bobbi Lee from Heels and Wheels is also in on the game.
I was standing around the barbie tonight cooking some snags and sampling some find amber liquid and it got me thinking about it. I started making a list in my head of all the words I could think of and I’ll be buggered I thought, they aren’t just having a lend of me.
We have words for everything. Looking from the outside in budgie smugglers and white pointers could mean all sorts of things but trust me, one you’d be spewin to be caught wearing especially if your crown jewels are showing. The other, well your likely to end up in a blue if your caught perving on.
It was at that point I noticed I had burnt my bangers and the mozzie’s were eating me alive so I hopped in the ute and headed to maccas for a bit of tucker and the bottle-o for a few more coldies. Lucky they are only a couple of click’s down the road eh?
One things for sure, our fair dinkum attitude and willing to call anybody mate will defiantly make for a rip snorter of a trip when I head off in June.
Amazingly, I understand everything you wrote! And I thought I sucked at other languages.
haha your all set to visit Australia then no extra language course required )
haha you do have a lot of fun words, which is why I enjoy adding it to my page.
I know and I reckon I use at least a dozen of them all the time. Going to have to be careful not to confuse people when I travel. Especially since I won’t be able to speak their language no doubt.
haha I cannot wait to start using them-especially Amber liquid!!!
Hey Bobbi, that’s one I use a fair bit. Just don’t confuse it with a beer called Amber Ale 🙂
LOL. I’m waiting for my pop quiz : )
Its in the planning phase. I might even have a prize. How does a jar of vegemite sound 🙂
Now that’s enticing! Not!! 🙂
Don’t take the vegemite! Just say no, trust me 🙂
haha ok ok we can change it to Tim Tam’s. Seriously you guys don’t know what your missing with the vegemite. I will have to pack some when I travel so you can all try it.
Been there – done that – no thank you! LOL 🙂
Sadly, I only understood about every 5th word 🙁
Could you publish a translation for those of us who are Aussie slang challenged? It might have to be in installments. 🙂
I can put together a translation for you Suzi 🙂
LOL! That was great. And I totally only understand like 40% of what you just said. I want to come to Australia.
Thanks Candice. I’ll have to post up a special entry decoding what I wrote.
If anybody feels like they can understand it all feel free to post it below. I’d love to see what people actually think the words mean.
I think this is a wonderful idea!!
How ya goin’? reckon, heaps, keen, arvo
haha I will try to decode that, fresh from my recent trip to Australia! I believe snags means sausages but I have no clue how you guys came up with that one!
“Looking from the outside in budgie smugglers and white pointers could mean all sorts of things but…”
I have noooooooo clue what budgie smugglers are – something to do with a bird? and white pointers??? HUH??
“headed to maccas for a bit of tucker and the…”
a tucker?? is that a cheeseburger or something? haha
fair dinkum?? you must be just making that one up! thats nonsense talking right there!
and i can only assume “rip snorter” means a good laugh?
how did i do?? haha crazy aussies!!
haha nice effort Cailin you can check out the translation on a follow up post I made here.