View Full Version : Aussie Slanguage

2003-Dec-22, 05:27 AM
Okay, i feel sufficiently inspired to start a posting thingie about aussie slang...mainly due to the fact that aussies will rule the multiverse in no time flat!

i'll start with a few and others can add them if they wish:

relo = relative
g'day = hello (duh!)
river blood = rum (Alice Springs saying)
moo juice = milk
dead horse = sauce (or "ketchup")
footie = Australian Rules Football

i'll post some more later... B)

2003-Dec-22, 05:35 AM
I know a few:


2003-Dec-22, 05:38 AM
no worries cobber!!!!

= thank you for that contribution you kind fellow you

2003-Dec-22, 05:41 AM
So, would an aussie actually put a dead horse on his fries?

2003-Dec-22, 05:57 AM
too right = yes

2003-Dec-22, 01:59 PM
a few Kangaroos loose in the top paddock
adjective:- someone who is mentally 'not quite there, also picnic short of a sandwich , lights are on but nobody is home, etc.

aerial ping pong
noun:- Australian Rules Football, description usually used derogatorily by Rugby Fans.

banana bender
noun:- a resident of Queensland, perhaps a little derogatory

noun:- Barbecue. Similar to a cook out, a barbie is a popular way to get together with friends in the warmer months of the year. (Not to be confused with Ken's girlfriend)

adjective:- very good or excellent, perhaps even desirable. Generally pronounced bewd or bewdie.

beg yours
misc:- I beg your pardon.

adjective:- something has had it, doesn't work anymore, or someone in a lot of trouble.

misc:- a rallying cry at football games to cheer your team on. Short for "Come on!"

chew the Fat
verb:- To have a pleasant conversation with someone. Also called a chinwag.

choc a block, chockers
adjective:- full up with no space left at all

chuck a spaz
verb:- get angry demonstratively

adjective:- something is broken ruined beyond repair.

kark it
verb:- to die or cease operation.

kick the bucket
verb:- to die. Same as to push up daisies, keel over, go west, buy a farm...

noun:- a rowdy irresponsible and rascally boy or young man.

off one's face
noun:- to be extremely drunk.

noun:- go for a long walk, Aboriginals used this period for spiritual enlightenment.

verb:- to skip school. US = truancy.

noun:- hard manual labour. Possibly an Aboriginal word.

noun:- a story, usually long, intriguing and entertaining, either fictional or not.

noun:- an uncouth person. See also Yahoo.

noun:- a long time, ages.

There are heaps more....

2003-Dec-22, 04:26 PM
too right cobber

2003-Dec-22, 05:23 PM
Let's see if I can construct a sentence:(paragraph)
Once yonks ago, I had a walkabout and met a banana bender. He was a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock. His car was a cactus chock a block with junk, and it went kaput. He was quite a lerrikin who would lag a lot, so he became a yobbo who had to do yakka. He told me a yarn about when he was a great aerial ping pong player.
He was off his face and all he had to eat was a dead horse, so I gave him a chook and a used thong I had. Never seen him since, hope he has no worries, mate! :rolleyes:

2003-Dec-23, 12:18 AM
LOL Some of those are used in England too... ie, chew the fat, chocka-block, kaput (a german word :)), kick the bucket, off / out of your face, yarn, yob and yonks :)

2003-Dec-23, 03:34 AM
There's also:

MUM (okay not slang, but it had to be put here!)

B****y Oath!
Too right!

A tin can used on campfires to heat water.



As rare as hens teeth
To describe somethings extreme rarity.

V Dub

Veg out
Relax, and do nothing.

Aussie Slang (http://www.aussieslang.com/)Much of our slang is now so common in our language us Aussies can't tell what is slang and what isn't.

Until I wen't to that site, I had no idea that words that I didn't even think were slang were slang. 'Slang' it seems is in our language. Fair dinkum! :P

2003-Dec-23, 03:37 AM
not a bad effort jimmy!!!! welcome to the Aussie dialect of the pommie lingo (English language).

2003-Dec-23, 04:05 AM
chalkie = teacher
sparkie = electrician
clobber = clothing

now put that in a sentence

2003-Dec-23, 05:58 AM
How come no one has mentioned "bogan"?

2003-Dec-23, 06:09 AM
Hey Seeker, cool mate, bloody oath, BOGANS!

My Aussie Slang dictionary sez a bogan is "an unfashionable & undesirable person". Ha ha.

By the way, anyone know who sells DBs these days? Can't seem to find 'em anywhere!

Bloody techno music, it's destroying the world!!!

2003-Dec-23, 06:11 AM
too polite i think, but yes!

bogan - anyone from shepparton, moe etc - always named bazza, gazza, dazza, shezza, raelene etc....not to mention wearing dressing gowns all day and the mockies!!! = moccasin slippers, always smoking....lol

2003-Dec-24, 01:23 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I know the sort... they don't just live in Oz either LOL

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what are the origins of the word "dunny"???

2003-Dec-24, 01:34 AM
Ah yes, the humble dunny! usually with the red back spiders on them!!!

Not sure actually where that word came from

2004-Jun-27, 10:13 PM
I never knew this was here- too neat! :D

Here's some more sites with some aussie slang...lol

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~enigman/aus...alia/slang.html (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~enigman/australia/slang.html)


Do you aussies really call americans "yanks"

2004-Jun-28, 12:05 AM
I'm sorry you're not allowed to say "too neat" in this thread.

Yes sometimes we do refer to you as "yanks" in a not so polite context.

2004-Jun-28, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by kashi@Jun 27 2004, 08:05 PM
I'm sorry you're not allowed to say "too neat" in this thread.

Fine then...

this thread is ace! :P

2004-Jun-28, 02:31 AM
that is bonza GG

2004-Jun-28, 08:20 PM
Stone the bloody crows - Faulkner's back!
How's she goin', mate?

2004-Jun-29, 12:00 AM
No Chook, check the post date, mate! It was back in December! :lol:

2004-Jun-29, 05:59 AM
Struth!!! :blink:
(Time passes quick don't it!)