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Australian Slang . By: Becka O’Neil. Background Information . Australian slang is a pretty unique dialect that doesn’t differ too much across the country Some words have been adopted in other locations I’ve noticed that Australian and English slang has quite a few similarities.

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australian slang

Australian Slang

By: Becka O’Neil

background information
Background Information
  • Australian slang is a pretty unique dialect that doesn’t differ too much across the country
  • Some words have been adopted in other locations
  • I’ve noticed that Australian and English slang has quite a few similarities.
  • You can usually guess what a word means by context and tone of voice
things to know about australian slang
Things to know about Australian slang……..
  • Swearing is common
  • There are a lot of insults
  • To Americans, the words and phrases sound pretty funny
  • Australians love abbreviations
my personal favorites
My personal favorites
  • Technicolor yawn means vomit
  • Grundiesare underwear
  • ‘Noah’s is a term for sharks.
  • Wheelie bins are trash cans
  • Bloody oath! Is an expression that means Something is certainly true
  • Furphy means rumor
  • Sparrow’s fart means dawn.
stereotypes about how australians talk
Stereotypes about how Australians talk.
  • Aussies do not put shrimp on the barbie
  • They don’t call all women sheilas
  • Not all male nicknames end in O
  • G’Day isn’t a popular phrase anymore.
  • Thongs are flip-flops there. Not what most Americans think of.
word pronunciations
Word pronunciations
  • Aluminum is aluminium al-um-ini-um
  • Oregano is pronounced ore-egg-an-o
  • Day sounds like die
  • Train is pronounced trine
a word from a to g
A word from A to G
  • A- Ace! Very good.
  • B- Bodgy. Poor character,
  • C- Cark it. To die, stop working
  • D- Dinkum. True genuine. Often paired with fair.
  • E- Exty. Exspensive
  • F- Fruit Loop. Fool.
  • G- good oil. Useful information
a word from h to m
A word from H to M
  • H- Hottie. Hot water bottle
  • I-It's gone walkabout! It’s lost.
  • J- Jumback. Sheep
  • K- Kangaroos loose in the top paddock. Intellectually inadequate
  • L- Larrikin. Harmless prankster
  • M- Mexican. A person from the south of Queensland or New South Wales border
a word from n to t
A word from N to T
  • N- Nut out. An agreement
  • O- Ocker. An unsophisticated person
  • P- Pig’s arse! I don’t agree
  • Q- Quid; make a: earning a living.
  • R- Ropeable. Very angry
  • S-Spunk. A good looking person
  • T- Tall Poppies, Successful person
a word from u to z
A word from U to Z
  • U- Up oneself. To have a high opinion of oneself
  • V- Vejjo, vegetarian
  • W- whacker. An idiot
  • X-
  • Y- Yobbo. An awkward, clumsy, bad mannered or ungraceful person.
  • Z- Zack. sixpence (five cents)