The bastard was built like a brick shit house and mad as a cut snake.

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Aussie boys in their natural habitat.

Hey everyone, I thought I’d have a bit of fun today and share with you some Aussie slang. You may recognise a few of them and you may have heard a few of them used. I have to admit the last time I was in the states I did get a few confused looks, especially when I told them I had to grab my thongs. There are a lot more but these are just a few that I have found online.

Not all of them are used everyday and I have never heard anybody use the term “blow in the bag”. Crikey is another one that nobody ever says but which always pops up.

Aussie (pronounced. Ozzie not Ossie!) : Australian

Back of Bourke or out in the sticks :the middle of nowhere

Barbie : barbecue (noun)

Bastard : term of endearment

Bloody : very (bloody hard yakka)

Bloody oath! : that’s certainly true

Blow in the bag : have a breathalyser test

Blowie : blow fly

Booze bus : police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers

Boozer : a pub

Built like a brick shit house : big strong bloke

Bloke : Man, the opposite of Sheila, woman.

Budgie smugglers : men’s bathing costume

Cark it : to die, cease functioning. Did he cark it? The car carked it.

Chunder / Munt : vomit. He munted on my shoes. Munted can also mean really drunk or high. I was totally munted.

Crack a fat : get an erection

Mad as a Cut snake : very angry

Daks : trousers

Dart: cigarette

Dipstick : a loser, idiot

Divvy van : Police vehicle used for transporting criminals.

Named after the protective ‘division’ between the driver and the villains.

Dog’s balls, stands out like : obvious

Maccas (pron. “mackers”) : McDonald’s (the hamburger place)

Nipper : young surf lifesaver

No bull: not lying

Pig’s arse! : I don’t agree with you

Reckon : Think, I reckon that movie was shithouse.

Rack off : Go away.

Shit house (adj.) : of poor quality, unenjoyable (“this car is shit house”, “the movie was shit house”)

Shit house (noun) : toilet, lavatory

Stubby : a 375ml. beer bottle

Stubby holder : polystyrene insulated holder for a stubby

Tall poppies : successful people

Tall poppy syndrome : the tendency to criticize successful people

Trackie daks/dacks : tracksuit pants, sweatpants

Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike / tits on a bull : unhelpful or incompetent person or thing – “he, she or it is about as useful as tits on a bull” etc. etc.

Yakka : work (noun)

Yewy : u-turn in traffic (“chuck a yewy at the next traffic light”)

Yobbo / bogan : an uncouth person, Australian trailer trash.

 

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