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23 Funny Aussie Slang Examples That Need Translation To English

Having grown up in Australia, I sometimes take our weird and wonderful lingo for awarded. Sure, every culture develops its own unique jargon; I belief I had learned Spanish until I turned up in Spain to discover that people have a ‘language within a language, ‘ countless funny and often rude dialects and phrases that they just don’t teach you at school.

Australia is the same. You haven’t truly experienced Australia until you’ve had a chat with a random bogan in a bluey, durry in hand while smashing down a tinny in his stubbies and thongs. If you’re luck, he might let you help yourself to the contents of his esky, chuck a snag or two on the barbie and help determine whether he reckons the pies have got a chance of winning the flag this year.( Pro tip: the pies are a bunch of sooks and sheilas, catters all the route teammate ).

Needless to say, when foreigners come into contact with all this nonsense it can be a bit of a head-scratcher. The internet is rendering tons of the chance to a bit of cross-cultural education, and it’s always fun trying to help the uninitiated try to decode our unique way of speaking. Necessity proof? Scroll down below to check out some Tumblr customers who were just fair dinkum stumped by everything there is, and needed an explanation. What do ya guess? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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In order to help you with the short intro above, here are a few definitions:

Bogan: An uncouth or unsophisticated person regarded as being of low social status, similar to your American redneck, but used in a slightly more good-natured way.

“Check out that fella with the mullet. What a bogan! “

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Durry: A cigarette, usually of the Winny Gold or PJ 30 s range. But never menthols. That shit’ll give you cancer.

Tinny: A can of ice-cold beer, often a VB, Tooheys, Swan Lager or XXXX, depends on what nation you’re in. But never, ever a Fosters.

“Hey Macca, ya got a spare durry teammate? I’m fangin’ for one over here.” “Yeah righto Robbo, comprise me tinny and I’ll grab ya one, ya bloody scab.”

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Bluey: A blue singlet, traditionally made by the brand Bonds, that you can wear to just about any occasion in the summer months. Often likewise referred to as a ‘wife-beater, ‘ but this word has become increasingly frowned upon.

“Bloody hell Charlene, I’m down to my last 6 blueys! Grab us a pack next time you’re in town will ya? ”

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Stubbies and Thongs: Completing the bogan uniform are apair of short, tight shorts, perfect for showing off those chicken legs and accentuating the beer gut. And no , not a G-string( G-banga ), thongs are footwear that are otherwise known as flip-flops or, hilariously, ‘jandals’ if you’re a kiwi( New Zealander ).

“I’ve busted a plug on me thongs again, anyone got any gaffa tape? “

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Esky: A portable, hard-plastic cooler that comes in various categories of colourings and sizings, and is most useful for chocking up with ice and brew. Likewise makes a great makeshift chair at the cricket or footy.

Snag: A sausage. A staple at any normal BBQ( barbie ), often wrapped diagonal-wise on a only piece of white bread and asphyxiated in tomato sauce. A few grilled onions thrown on top if you’re feeling especially gourmet. Other barbie favourites include: rissoles, which are basically burger patties with a few breadcrumbs mixed in; steak, T-bone is a favorite cut, and a bit of salad on the side. Contrary to the popularized saying ‘chuck another shrimp on the barbie, ‘ that must be happening in another part of Australia coz I never recognized a shrimp at a barbie in my life.

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Pies and Catters: Collingwood and Geelong football clubs. Australian football is the national sport, one that are required to be watched to be understood. It’s physical, fast-paced and full of action, and the players wear basically blueys and stubbies( see above) in true-life bogan style. Teams fight it out each season to win the championship( flag ), culminating in Grand Final Day( believe superbowl) which stops the commonwealth as two teams go toe-to-toe in front of 100, 000 people at the splendid MCG, an iconic stadium in Melbourne. The Pies( Collingwood) are a historically successful team that everybody enjoys to hate, kind of like the Dallas Cowboys or Manchester United of the AFL.

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Fair Dinkum: or ‘fair dinks’ for short( we love to shorten everything at every opportunity ), this versatile phrase is used for emphasis, surprise, or confirming that something is true. I would use it most often in the same behavior you would say “seriously? “

“Did ya hear Jonno got busted rootin Daryl’s missus ?! ”

“Whaaat. Fair dinkum? “

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Melbourne

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