Understanding Slang

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UNDERSTANDING SLANG
Understanding Slang
Words and Names can be shortened
• Some add “ie” or “o” at the end
• board shorts = boardies
• Steven = Stevo
• service station = servo
• Surfer = Surfie
• fish and chips shop = chippo
• Smith = Smithie
• Christmas = Chrissie
Rhyming Slang
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Tin, Lid = kid
Frog, Toad = the road
Dog, Bone = Telephone
China, Plate = Mate
Rubbidy, dub = Pub
Steak, kidney = Sydney
Trouble, strife = Wife
Let’s test your Aussie
slang knowledge - What
do the following words
mean?
Aerial Ping Pong/
Aussie Rules
Australian Rules Football
Akubra
Australia wide-brimmed felt hat. Often worn
in the outback.
Arvo
Afternoon
Barbie
Barbeque
Bickies
Sweet or savoury
biscuits
Big Smoke
Big City or
Town
Bloke
Male or Man
Blower
Telephone
Brekkie
 Breakfast
Bring a plate
 Bring a plate or serving of
food to share with others
Jarmies
Sleepwear, clothes
you wear to bed or
Pyjamas
Loo/Dunny
Toilet or
Bathroom
Mate
Friend/s
~Mate is often used to address someone
if you have forgotten someone’s name
Oldies, Folks,
Olds
Parents, Mum (Mom) and Dad,
Mother and Father
Prezzie
Present, Gift, Package, Parcel
Stuffed
Tired, Exhausted,
Sleepy
Sunnies
 Eye protection or sunglasses
Surfers,
Surfie
Surfing fanatics
Using “slang” is very common in Australia.
While you are studying here you may here some
sayings or phrases that you don’t understand or
that you may think sound really funny!
Let’s have a look to see what some of those sayings
are…
 Ava go = Have a go, Try something
 Bob’s your uncle = Everything will be fine if this
course of action is taken
 Back of Bourke = A long way from anywhere
 Barking up the wrong tree = Going about
something the wrong way
 Catchya later = See you again soon, goodbye
 Cheerio = goodbye
 Chuck a sickie = Take a day off work or school
 Chuck a wobbly = Have a temper tantrum
 Fair dinkum = Used as an expression of
astonishment
 G’day = Popular Australian greeting, short for
‘good day’
 Get a wriggle on = Hurry up
 Good onya = Well done, expression of approval
 Hang on a sec = Wait a minute
 Hooly dooly = An expression of surprise
 No worries = Very common expression which can
mean “Don’t worry about it”, “You’re welcome”
etc
 She’ll be right, mate = “It’ll be okay”, “Don’t
worry”
 She’s sweet = Everything is fine
 Spit the dummie = Throw a tantrum
 What a bummer = event or happening that isn’t
very good
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