Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Australia Day, Mate!

G'DAY Mates,
Today is Australia Day, time to celebrate all things Aussie! A time to be at the beach having a barbie and burning a snag or two, playing beach cricket, doing the thong toss, hopping on hot sand, getting sun burned, having a beer or two or three or even four.

Or if your lucky enough to be in Adelaide, going to the beautiful Adelaide Oval, sitting in the Donald Bradman Stand watching Australia play South Africa day/night cricket match cheering on Ricky Pointing and the boys.

Stuffing your face with cream filled lamingtons, pavlova with strawberries and cream and realise with all the problems in the world, we really do live in the 'lucky' country.

So to my fellow Australians, put another shrimp on the barbie and have a great day!!!

Ever meet an Aussie and are a little baffled by our colourful language? Well here are some great Aussie slang and it's meaning. Please note not all Australians talk like this(well most of us) we're all not a bunch of drongs(Drongo : a dope, stupid person) roflol....Enjoy!


Ace! : Excellent! Very good!
Arvo : afternoon
Amber fluid : beer
Aussie : Australian
Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic
Bloody oath! : that's certainly true
Bogan : person who takes little pride in his/her appearance, spends his days slacking and drinking beer
Bonzer : great, ripper
Budgie smugglers : men's bathing costume
Buckley's chance :(you've got) no chance
Bull dust : rubbish
B & S : Bachelors' and Spinsters' Ball - a very enjoyable party usually held in rural areas
Cactus : dead, broken
Cark it : to die, stop working
Chrissie : Christmas
Chuck a sickie : take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy
Chunder : vomit
Chocka : full up
Cost big bikkies : expensive
Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof
Dead horse : Tomato sauce
Deadset : true / the truth
Dingo's breakfast : no breakfast
Dinkum / fair dinkum : true, real, genuine
Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
Docket : a bill, receipt
Doco : documentary
Dole bludger : somebody on social assistance when unjustified
Drongo : a dope, stupid person
Dunny : outside lavatory
Dunny rat :(cunning as a) very cunning
Earbashing : nagging, non-stop chatter
Esky : large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc
Fair dinkum : true, genuine
Fair go : a chance / break
Fairy floss : candy floss, cotton candy
Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief
G'Day : hello!
Galah : fool, silly person. Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes
Give it a burl : try it, have a go
Going off : good fun
Good onya : well done
Greenie : environmentalist
Grouse : great, terrific
Heaps : a lot(Used in a sentence, Thanks heaps!)
Hooroo : goodbye
Icy pole, ice block : popsicle
It's gone walkabout : it's lost, can't be found
Jackaroo : a male trainee station manager or station hand (a station is a big farm/grazing property)
Jillaroo : a female trainee station manager or station hand
Joey : baby kangaroo
Journo : journalist
Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually inadequate
Kick the bucket : to die
Larrikin : a bloke who is always enjoying himself, harmless prankster
Lippy : lipstick
Lollies : sweets, candy
Mate's rate : cheaper than usual for a friend
Mozzie : mosquito
Oz : Australia!
Postie : postman, mailman
No worries! : no problem / its okay
Quid, make a : earn a living
Rack off : get lost! get out of here!
Reckon! : for sure
Ridgy-didge : original, genuine
Ripper : Great
Rooted : ruined, broken
Salvos, the : Salvation Army, bless them
She'll be right : it'll be okay
Sheila : a woman
Strewth : exclamation
Stoked : very pleased
Smoko : smoke or coffee break
Snag : a sausage
Too right : definitely
Thongs : cheap rubber backless sandals
True blue : patriotic
Turps, hit the : go on a drinking binge
Ugg boots : Australian sheepskin boots worn by surfers since at least the 1960s to keep warm while out of the water. Also worn by airmen during WW1 and WW2 because of the need to maintain warmth in non-pressurized planes at high altitudes.
Uni : university
Ute : utility vehicle, pickup truck
Vegies : vegetables
Vee dub : Volkswagen
Veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
Vego : vegetarian
Vinnie's : St. Vincent De Paul's (charity thrift stores and hostels)
Waggin' school : playing truant
Whinge : complain
Wuss : coward; nervous person
XXXX : pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland
Yobbo : an uncouth person

There are many more, but some are a little too rude to put in a blog post lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful week, till next time,



  1. Happy Australia Day to you too Kylie! I just love all those sayings and I just love being Australia. Hope you had a good day. Smiles Catherine

  2. Kylie - what a FANTASTIC post!! I totally ejoyed reading it! lol



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