Last week I wrote a little tongue in cheek piece for my weekly travel blogger friday post (you can read it here Travel Blogger Friday #6). You see when it comes to slang language I think us aussie’s have to be one of the hardest to work out. I mean who else would think up the term “Liquid Laugh” when it really means to vomit or “Two Pot Screamer” to refer to someone who gets drunk after one or two drinks.
Maybe we really are crazy, or perhaps its just that laid back attitude we have and the love to call everyone mate (it means friend). No matter the reason I’m a proud little Aussie and your guaranteed to laugh, cry and probably do something stupid when I’m around.
Below you will find the translations to last week’s travel blogger friday post.
I was standing around the BBQ(barbie) tonight cooking some sausages(snags) and sampling some fine beer(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 to my surprise (I’ll be buggered) I thought, they aren’t just having a laugh at my expense(having a lend of me).
We have words for everything. Looking from the outside in guys swimming briefs(budgie smugglers) and topless female sunbathers(white pointers) could mean all sorts of things but trust me, one you’d be very angry/embarassed(spewin) to be caught wearing especially if your testicles(crown jewels) are showing. The other, well your likely to end up in a fight(blue) if your caught looking lustfully(perving) on.
It was at that point I noticed I had burnt my sausages(bangers) and the mosquitoes(mozzie’s) were eating me alive so I hopped in the utility vehicle(ute) and headed to McDonalds takeout(maccas) for a bit of food(tucker) and the liquor shop(bottle-o) for a few more beers(coldies). Lucky they are only a couple of kilometer’s(click’s) down the road eh?
One things for sure, our genuine(fair dinkum) attitude and willing to call anybody friend(mate) will defiantly make for a fantastic(rip snorter) of a trip when I head off in June.
So there you have it. Your all just that little bit closer to becoming an honorary Australian. Now your next step is to wrap your laughing gear around a slab of tinny’s and were in business…
Lol – I love it! I think I might need to visit Australia for a while and pick up on your slang. It sounds so original.
Hey Monica, glad you liked it. Oh and you definitely need to visit Australia at some point. I’ll open my doors to any of you lovely travel folk.
LOL not to brag but us Aussies must have the best slang in the world!!! Although i’d not heard of ‘white pointers’ haha clearly i need to go to bondi to use this one!!! I had a great convo with my Scottish friends trying to explain BOGAN which apparently i kept saying not sure why and they had no clue what i was talking about… Pikey’s apparently but they learnt well and started sharing it with people at their hostel hahaha.
No I agree we seriously rock at slang. It’s only been the last week or so for me to realise I use words that nobody would understand unless they were from australia. Going to make for a great laughs when I head overseas.
Great way to meet people though and I’m sure as soon as they hear the accent your guaranteed to have a few horrible impersonations thrown your way.