Aussie-isms - page 3
Ok, I'll start a thread too! :cool: In an effort to help our non -Aussies understand our lingo, I'll start a thread on our slang words and / or words that are parculiar, common, here in Aust. So... Read More
Jan 24, '03Occupation: RN (Div 1) Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 291; Likes: 1how about a 'port' as in schoolbag..
or 'but' at the end of each sentence!
Jan 24, '03Occupation: Education Coordinator Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 1,192; Likes: 16What a great thread
Then there is spew - again vomit (isnt it awful we focus on this)
Bloke loved your link
At the moment we still laugh every time the tennis commentator refer to the cahnging of the tennis balls as
'Serving with new balls"
A couple that are reall old as in my parents that are in their 80's
As busy as a one arm paper hanger
if you ask what are you making=
a wigwam for a gooses bridal - -- now come to think of that that may not be Aussie - please correct me
There is probably heaps more and we will have to conitue to add them
Hope you are keeping track - or are you writing a book Irae
Jan 24, '03Occupation: Education Coordinator Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 1,192; Likes: 16I have used some terms here that maybe percular to us l dont know things such as
Rabbiting on or waffling on
Do these make sense to non aussies - if not it generally means (well at least to go on to long about a subjct and not get to the point)
Another expression that could be used is to have
Jan 24, '03Occupation: Nurse Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 651; Likes: 3Flat out, like a lizard drinking.
Onya! As in good on you, use both postivily and negativly
Not all the sheep are grazing in the top paddock. Meaning a little thick.
Thick as a short plank, as in, well, stupid.
Aussie salute, waving flies away from face
Get stuffed, get lost, It's stuffed, its broken.
Wallaby Teds brother'd As in Roo-ted.
How cool, did you notice we can say "root" and it doesn't get beeped? Tee hee!!
Jan 24, '03Occupation: Education Coordinator Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 1,192; Likes: 16A kanagaroo short in the top paddock - same as the sheep above
Jan 24, '03Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 6,855; Likes: 8,512Unkile our American cousins, we don't "Root" for our team! We'd be labelled a s*#@&*!! for sure if we did!! In Oz we "Barrack" for our team.
Jan 24, '03Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 6,855; Likes: 8,512That should've read.... UNLIKE. LOL
Butter fingers on the keyboard!! LOL
Jan 25, '03Occupation: MHN Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 118; Likes: 2How about "would'nt it tear the fork outta your nightie" in response to sad story.
Jan 25, '03Occupation: MHN Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 118; Likes: 2describing the strength of a wind as being to"blow a dog of its chain"
Jan 25, '03Occupation: MHN Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 118; Likes: 2commentary on flatus volume/amount "a bit more choke and that would've started"
Jan 26, '03Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 30commentary on flatus volume/amount "a bit more choke and that would've started"
so this is how the bush fires started ???
Jan 26, '03Occupation: Div 1 RN, Health Promotion officer Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 353; Likes: 12I have another one!!!
YONKS - meaning ageeeeeeeeeeeees, a very long time!!
Jan 26, '03Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49What a funny way this thread has shifted!