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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:For all of those non-aussies trying to understand us...or for those from the east-coast trying to understand the west coast...or the south trying to understand the north...

or simply for finding words and going "wow! I totally say that!"

(my favourite so far as been "barely"...completely took me back to primary school days! biggrin)


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:haha, this is ace. i havent heard half of these!



(i think most of these are funny phrases we make up so when a tourist uses one we can laugh at them) wink



heaps of these are wrong. it says when people from tassie go to the mainland we call it "australia". bullocks, we call it the mainland! what idiot wrote this? if tas is part of australia we'd hardly say we're going to australia if we're travelling from one part of the country to another!



and here the site is correcting itself!

 Written by: the silly website



Big Island



Mainland Australia: We're off to the Big Island for a work conference.



Contributor's comments: The Big Island is more commonly replaced with 'the Mainland'.



Contributor's comments: Growing up in Tasmania I've never heard "Big Island" used with regard to the "Mainland".



Contributor's comments: Tasmanians often refer to "the mainland", but another variation I came across in my childhood (1960s and 70s) was "the other side" used instead.



"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:I was just talking about how much I hated the Aussie slang in the 'Pet Hates' thread.



Grr! Sometimes I wish we just talked properly tongue


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I agree Mr. Maj. Half of those sound like high school inside jokes.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:The most entertaining piece of Aussie slang I have heard is the term "little boys". Go on, look it up. Its kinda scary.

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:Half the ones for my region (which encompasses about a million square kilometres), i've never heard of...

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted:It's quite alarming that I recognise SO many from the Perth region. I found it really really funny visiting friends in Sydney in my school years, who didn't know what honky nuts or bog laps were.



One of my favourites (in a grimacing sort of way) that is missing from the site is "Belly full of arms and legs" to describe someone who is pregnant.



Edit: also missing is "chopping her/him up" which means... well, you figure it out.

EDITED_BY: Mojojo (1146815326)


Only three things are certain: Death, Taxes, and that England will not win back the Ashes in this lifetime.

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:haven't looked at the site (my computer can only do one thing at a time...) but it sounds amusing!! tongue

rozi - i'm guessing here...but are 'little boys' frankfurts? those little red sausages? *shrugs*

i'll have to copy the link & have a look once i get off here! i love aussie slang! it's hilarious! ubblol & cos i work in the country...i hear a LOT of it!!! ubblol


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted: Written by: gita



rozi - i'm guessing here...but are 'little boys' frankfurts? those little red sausages? *shrugs*




This is where you have to take into account that I am not an aussie native. To me the penis reference is pretty off-putting.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Posted:lmao. very interesting i must admit... very amusing since im bored as hell.. biggrin

"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:ahhhhh...it all makes sense now!! ubblol

finally got to look at the site...yeah there were a few on there that were a bit of a stretch & some i'd never heard of! but quite amusing none the less!! biggrin


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:Lets have a red hot go !.

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Eera


old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Little Boys are called Small Boys here. Mmmmmm, that orange plastic skin and mechanically recovered goo (meat is too strong a term). Compulsory during Bathurst and the footy final.

All the common slang we use are mining terms involving other words for backside and copulation, which, unsuprisingly are not on the ABC website.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:small boys? really??? cool.

My friends used to look at me strangely when I would say "I have to buy new togs to go swimming in" yup, Im a QLDer, therefore using swimming togs, or just togs, not bathers.


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BrettStar
PLATINUM Member since Oct 2004

BrettStar

old festy hand


Total posts: 765
Posted:hmm... i like the story behind why all us south astralians call fritz fritz and not devon... we just went what the hell is this stuff.. and named it after the strange german dude that lived at harndorf i think.. ubblol

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:what are we talking about here? devon is a meat, isnt it? but isnt fritz a kind of snack food?

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bellsspinning


member
Location: nsw camden

Total posts: 79
Posted:i call swimmers swimmers not bathers or togs i never hear that
im not sure what everyone else calls this but ithink its jaffles or toasties i call them brevils im from aussie but have never really taken note on the slang


look inside yourself for YOUR answers

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:jaffels! spag jaffels are the best

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:um... "bog a duck in gum boots"???? confused

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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wonderloey

enthusiast
Location: Melbourne - home of pirates

Total posts: 255
Posted:MMM... cheese toasties...

"You've gone from Loey the Wonder Lesbian to everyone wondering if you are a lesbian." - Shadowman

Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:ahh...togs! bathers! swimmers! speedos! dt's! budgie smugglers! ubblol

so many words for the same silly thing! ubblol no wonder english (particularly asutralian english) is so damn hard to learn!! tongue

lightning...i have NO idea what that one means! eek


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:I have never heard it before, but I would guess it is one of those colourful bush ones like "dry as a dead dingo".

I would guess that "bog a duck in gum boots" would be used something like this:

"Its muddy enough to bog a duck in gum boots"

(gum boots being like wellington boots, and a duck being an aquatic fowl).


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:You have to realize that although "bog a duck in gum boots" is a collection of English words, it isn't really...English.

Right? biggrin


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:bog means to get stuck. you get bogged if you drive in foot thick mud.


And i'm with Eera - most of the slang i use involves four lettered words.


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:......like "gosh"? wink

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:ubblol hey wait - i'm in the country now (no really!) i might just ask around the office & see if anyone here has ever heard or used the phrase "bog a duck in gumboots" ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo

Total posts: 3764
Posted:like "work"...

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:whats work?

wink


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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