Thursday, August 14, 2008

Aussie Slang

As most people would know in Australia we have our own saying's and ways to explain things we are doing, some of the words are Cockney English like "frog and toad" "The Road", so we could say to someone if we are going to go somewhere "we are going to hit the frog and toad, going for a drive and will be using the road.

Our language you could say is a lazy way of saying something to people, but what it shows is the laid back and friendly type of people you are likely to find in Australia.

Here are some examples of Aussie Slang

Arvo.................Afternoon

Barbie.............. Barbecue

Bikkie.............. Biscuit Cookie

Chook..............Chicken

Dag................. Nerd

Dunny/Loo......Toilet

G'day...............Hello

Grog............... Alcohol

Jarmies........... Pajamas

Kip................. a short sleep
Macca's.......... McDonalds

Mozzie........... Mosquito

Oldies.............Parents

Peckish.......... Hungry
Roo................ Kangaroo

Snag.............. Sausage

Tellie............ TV

Ute................ Pickup

Yonks........... a long time ago

Also Australian’s at times put a load of words together to say one thing like
howyagoinmate how are you going friend

A great site to see more aussie slang Australian Slang - What does it all mean

1 comments:

jenn said...

Hi and thanks for your participation! The poem is now posted here is the url: http://beforeiamfamous.com/2008/08/15/midnight-shadows/
Please repost the poem in the next two weeks.

Want to play again? The submissions end on August 28, 2008 and the poem will be published on August 29, 2008. This editions theme is END OF SUMMER and the line rule is HAIKU (in English 3 line poem that falls in this syllable pattern 5-7-5)

Thanks again Jenn