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How the Aussies Talk

Whilst traveling through Europe, my tour group was almost entirely Aussies, and 2 New Zealanders, 1 Colombian, and me.  Over the 20 days spent together, I discovered some interesting Aussie slang.  So if you choose to do a tour, it will most likely be filled with Aussies, as almost all of these tour groups cater to Aussies, and now you will know how to speak – or at least understand how they speak.

Chuckie
Meaning: Converse shoes.

Barbie
Meaning: Barbeque

Don’t get your knickers in a knot
Meaning: Don’t worry.

Heaps
Meaning: Lots and lots!

Spiffy
Meaning: Looking good!

Thongs
Meaning: flip flops
{So when they say, ‘Do you think it will matter if I wear thongs to Vatican City?’ you will know it is actually okay because they are not talking about underwear.}

Breky {Not sure about the spelling on this one}.
Meaning:
Breakfast 

Mackers
Meaning: McDonald’s

Sunnies
Meaning: Sunglasses

Good On you
Meaning: Good for You!

Go for Gold
Meaning: Go for it!

Tah
Meaning: Thanks.

Daks
Meaning: Trousers

Ear bashing
Meaning: Constant chatter

 

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