Then try this lingo!
Petrol= instead of Gasoline because “Cars don’t run on Gas!”
AirCon= Air Conditioning
Bogen= for trashy, loud people aka rednecks
Singlet= Tank Top
Thongs= Flip Flops
Budgie Smuggler =Male Speedo
Rangers =Red Haired people- short for orangutan. Calling them this can be a joke or an insult
Spotto= When you see a red head and punch someone -like punch buggy
Ute= short for a sports utility vehicle
Hey and Eh= like the Canadians
Roo Bar= Bar on Car to prevent Kangaroos from busting through the window when they get run over
Fair Enough=Okay, Good
True= similar to Fair Enough above
Heaps = A lot, really: i.e. my hair is heaps wet
Chips= French Fries
Derro =Short for Derelict – is those wannabe gangstas, the hobos
Gimp = Someone (Guy) with a limp
Rubbish Bin= Trash Can
Adidas= said like Add-e-das than A-did-das
Hungry Jack= Burger King (why they changed the name is a mystery)
H = pronounced like hach
Z = pronounce like zed. So its a Zeb-bra and not a Zee-bra.
Push bike or treadly = bicycle
Stingers= jelly fish
Good on you= great job!
Op shop= opportunity/secondhand shop
Full on= intense/ hardcore i.e. “This class is going to be FULL ON!”
Footy Show= Australian Football show/ comedy show.
Grey Nomads= Older people who come over to OZ and travel around the country.
Hen/ Buck Nights= Bachelorette/ Bachelor party
Fairy Bread= for little kids parties. White bread with butter on both sides and covered in Sprinkles.
Chemist = Pharmacy
Off their trolley= completely drunk
“How you going?” more popular than G’day among the younger generations. Is their version of “What’s up/ How’s it going?”
Megan is pronounced like (Mee-gan not, Meg-gan) and they would never shorten that name to “Meg”
Shire Skank= A loose woman from the Shire, a Suburb of Sydney, well known throughout Australia.
And just in case you wanted to know some Kiwi lingo:
Say “Shape” if you want to talk about Sheep.
Sheep Shagger= someone who has sex with sheep.
Choice Bro= good idea.
Sweet As= Sweet as anything or sounds great!
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