Down-under

GROWING UP AUSTRALIAN

-you were pretty much raised on Vegemite

-it was perfectly normal for kindy kids to sing “OPEN WIDE, COME INSIDE, ITS PLAYSCHOOL”

-giant bananas chasing bears was normal television

-meeting the wiggles was your literal dream

-there was always more Milo in yer drink than milk

-the most stressful thing in your life in kindy was what window it was gonna be….. DIAMOND, SQUARE, ARCHED OR ROUND??

-NOT, HAPPY, JAN!!!!!!!!

- YOU SO HOT TODAY, RONDA! LIKE SUNRISE!

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- the beep test was literal hell

- NAPLAN was a horrible, useless waste of time

-sprinkles on buttered bread is a national delicacy

-after a Saturday of sport, a Bunnings sausage sizzle was the way to go

- FRUIT SALAD!! YUMMY YUMMY!!

-HAVE YOU EVER, EVER FELT LIKE THIS…. - ~I like aeroplane jelly, aeroplane jelly for me!~ - WUN THREE DOUBLE-OH SIX TRIPLE FIIIIVE, O SIX
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Men At Work ~ Down Under

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

“Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover. ”

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

“I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover. ”

Lyin’ in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, “Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty? ”
And he said,

“Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover. ”
Yeah!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

Australian Slang #1

Decided to make a list of Australian slang that I have used, or I’ve heard being used in this lovely country I live in. Here we go!

1- Ace; Excellent! That’s just ace!

2- Ankle biter; Small child I remember you when you we a little ankle biter!

3- Arvo; Afternoon.

4- Barbie; Barbecue

5- Bathers; swimming costume

6- Beaut/Beauty; great/fantastic

7- Bikkie; biscuit

8- Bloke; man, guy

9- Blowie; blow fly

10- Bog standard; basic

11- Bogged; stuck in mud/sand (a vehicle)

12- Boogie board; half sized surf board

13- Booze bus; police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers.

14- Bottle shop/bottle-o; Liquor shop

15- Brekkie; Breakfast

16- Brickie- Bricklayer

17- Brizzie; Brisbane, state capital of Queensland

18- Bucks night; stag party

19- Budgie smugglers; men’s bathing costume

20- Bush; the Outback

21- BYO; unlicensed restaurant or party where you have to Bring Your Own grog

22- Cark it; to die. My phone’s about to cark it

23- Chewie; chewing gum

24- Chook; a chicken

25- Chuck a sickie; take the day off when you’re perfectly healthy

26- Cockie; Cockatoo (bird) or cockroach

27- Coldie; a beer

28- Cranky; in a bad mood

29- Crook; sick or criminal

30- Cut lunch; sandwiches

31- Dag; a funny person, nerd, goof.

32- Daks; trousers

33- Deadset; true

34- Dill; an idiot

35- Dinkum/fair dinkum; true, real, genuine is he fair dinkum?

36- Dipstick; an idiot

37- Dob; tale-tale. 

38- Docket; a bill or receipt

39- Doovalacky; also thingamajig or whatsit. Used when you can’t remember something.

40- Drongo; a dope, stupid person

41- Dummy (spit the dummy); to get very upset at something

42- Esky; large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.

43- Fair go; a chance. Give a bloke a fair go.

44- Fairy floss- candy floss or cotton candy

45- Fruit loop; fool.

46- Gobsmacked; surprised, astounded.

47- Good onya; good on you

48- Grog; liquor, beer, alcohol

49- Hoon; Hooligan

50- Hooroo; good bye

51- Icy pole; popsicle, ice block, ice lolly

52- Joey; baby kangaroo

53- Kindie; kindergarten

54- Lippy; lipstick

55- Lollies; sweets, candy

56- Maccas; McDonald’s

57- Mate; buddy, friend

58- Metho; methylated spirits

59- Mongrel; despicable person

60- Mozzie; mosquito

61- No Worries; No problem, forget about it No worries mate

62- Oldies; Parents.

63- Outback- Interior of Australia

64- Oz; Australia!

65- Pash; a long passionate kiss.

66- Pav; Pavlova (dessert)

67- Perve; looking lustfully at the opposite sex

68- Pokies; Poker machines

69- Pom, pommy; an Englishman

70- Porky/Porky pie- to lie

71- Postie; postman, mailman

72- Prezzy; present/gift

73- Ratbag; mild insult

74- Rego; vehicle regristration

75- Relo; family relative

76- Right, that’d be; accepting bad news I went fishing but didn’t catch anything. Yeah that’d be right.

77- Ripper!; great, fantastic

78- Rock up; to turn up, to arrive. We'll rock up about 7.

79- Roo; kangaroo

80- Rubbish; to criticise

81- Salvos; Salvation Army

82- Scratchy; Instant lottery ticket

83- Servo; petrol station

84- Sheila; a women

85- Shoot through; to leave. I’ll just shoot through tonight.

86- Shout; to shout someone something. Usually drinks. It’s your turn to shout. 

87- Slab; a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer.

88- Spewin’; very angry

89- Sprung; caught doing something wrong

90- Spunk; a good looking person

91- Squizz; to look. I’ll just take a quick squizz

92- Stickybeak; nosy person

93- Stoked; very pleased

94- Strewth; exclamation

95- Stubby; beer bottle

96- Stubby holder; insulated holder for a stubby

97- Sunbake; sunbathe

98- Sunnies; sunglasses

99- Swag; rolled up bedding

100- Swaggie; swagman

101- Swagman; tramp, hobo

102- Thongs; flip-flops

103- Trackie dacks; tracksuit pants

104- Trackies; tracksuit

105- Truckie; truck driver

106- Ugg boots/uggs; sheepskin boots

107- Uni; university

108- Unit; flat, apartment

109- Up oneself; have a high opinion of ones self He’s really up himself

110- Ute; utility vehicle, pickup truck

111- Veggies; vegetables

112- Veg out; relax (like a vegetable)

113- Vinnie’s; St. Vincent De Paul’s (charity thrift stores)

114- Waggin’ school; not attending school without consent of parents

115- Walkabout, it’s gone; it can’t be found or lost

116- Whinge; complain

117- Woop Woop; invented name for any small unimportant town. He lives in Woop Woop.

118- Wuss; coward

119- Yabber; talk (a lot)

120- Yabby; inland freshwater crayfish