The Australian language is a mystery in its self. They claim to speak the language of the Queen, but I do not truly believe them. The laidback attitude that represents the country has also influenced the way they speak. You will rarely find a word longer than 8 letters that isn’t cut in half or a sentence that does not end with “mate”.
Five for the beach:
Thongs – Cheap rubber backless sandals. (No, not the ones that go up your ass…)
Bluey – Bluebottle jellyfish (If you hear someone shout this.. GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WATER)
White pointers – Topless (female) sunbathers.
Nipper – Young surf lifesaver.
Shark biscuit : somebody new to surfing
Five Australian slang words for the pub:
Piss – Beer. Hence “hit the piss”
Stubby – a 375ml. beer bottle.
Longneck – a 750ml. beer bottle.
Roadie – a beer you buy to take away with you.
Goon – Extremelly cheap and equally horrible wine.
Five Australian Slang words for nationalities:
Kiwi: A New Zealander
POHM or Pommie – Englishmen (Prisoner Of Her Majesty)
Kangaroo – A person from Australia
Sheepshagger – A more insulting slang for a New Zealander
Islander – A person from Fiji, Tonga…
Five Australian Slang words for a Sunday:
Barbie – barbecue
Footy – Australian Rules football
Arvo – afternoon
Bog in : to attack food with enthusiasm
Veg out : to relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)