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September 4, 2010
Posted at 3:22 am
Updated: September 9, 2010 - 1:35 am
 

Aussie Speak

A translation for all those who don't understand the Aussie way of speaking

Aussie Speak first ~ American equivalent second

FOOD STUFF
• lollies ~ candy (not chocolate)
• scone ~ biscuit
• jam ~ jelly
• jelly ~ jello
• hot chips ~ fries
• tomato sauce ~ ketchup
• serviette ~ napkin
• packed lunch ~ boxed lunch
• pikelet ~ drop scone
• spud ~ potato
• beetroot ~ pickled beet
• lemonade ~ 7-up (kind of. Lemonade has lemon in it)

CAR STUFF
• car bonnet ~ car hood
• boot ~ trunk
• mud guard ~ fender
• windscreen ~ windshield
• petrol ~ gas
• (except when referring to LPG gas, which is just called gas in oz)
• car park ~ parking lot
• lorry ~ big rig
• ute ~ pickup truck (sort of)
• overtake ~ pass
• other stuff
• bathers/togs ~ swim suit
• bottle shop ~ liquor shop
• docket ~ receipt
• fairy floss ~ cotton candy
• g'day ~ hello
• icy pole ~ icicle, popsicle
• thongs ~ cheap backless sandals/flip flops
• trackie daks ~ track suit bottoms
• unit ~ flat, apartment
• beanie ~ ski hat
• jumper ~ sweater
• footpath ~ sidewalk
• lounge room ~ sitting/living room
• lane ~ alley
• tap ~ faucet
• singlet ~ tank top
• chemist ~ drug store
• whole meal (bread) ~ whole wheat
• biro ~ pen
• shop ~ store
• lift ~ elevator

SOME AUSSIE SLANG / RHYMING SLANG AND WHAT IT MEANS
• a fruit cake-mentally unstable
• a bit iffy-not quite right
• ace-excellent
• ankle biter-young kid
• arse about face-wrong way around
• aussie salute-brushing flies away
• back of bourke-the middle of nowhere
• battler-someone who works hard for little money
• better half-your wife or hubbie
• banged up-pregnant
• barbie-barbeque
• bingle-motor vehicle accident
• bloke - man
• bludger - lazy person
• booze bus - police bus used to catch drunk drivers
• bugger off-impolite way of saying go away
• buggered off-gone away
• bum nuts-eggs
• cactus-not functioning
• cheese & kisses-missus
• chunder-vomit
• chook-chicken
• old chook-old lady
• codswallop-a lot of nonsense, a lie
• cop it sweet-take what's coming to you
• crook-sick, or badly made
• crack onto-to hit on someone (pursue someone with romantic purposes)
• cream (verb)-to defeat someone by a large margin
• cut lunch-sandwiches
• daks-trousers
• dead horse-tomato sauce
• dill-idiot
• dinky-di-the real thing
• dipstick-idiot
• doodah-something you don't know the name of
• dunny-outside toilet
• earn a quid-earn money
• galah-idiot
• grog-beer
• fanny-female parts (not the bum, as it is in america)
• fart-arse around-not getting the job done
• full as a goog-drunk
• get knotted-angry way of saying get lost
• going for a piss-man talk for going to the toilet
• grot-dirty, untidy
• hard yakka-hard work. Also happens to be the name of a clothing brand
• hit the sack-going to bed
• hoon-a show off (usually a young male in a big car)
• hoo-roo-goodbye
• idiot box-TV
• knackers-testicles.
• knackered-tired, unworkable
• knickers-ladies underwear
• knock off-can mean to finish work, a counterfeit product, or to steal
• knocked up-pregnant
• lashing out-going on a spending spree
• lob in (on someone)-arriving unannounced
• lurk (as in, a good lurk)-generally means something illegal is going on
• mate-friend
• moolah-money
• mozzie-mosquito
• noggin-head
• no worries-no problems
• no sweat-no worries
• not the full quid-low IQ
• not worth a crumpet-worth nothing
• nuddy-nude
• nut out-work out
• off his face-drunk
• once over-checking something out
• pash-long kiss
• perv-looking lustfully at someone
• pigs bum-that's wrong/incorrect
• pissed as a parrot-drunk
• pissed off-angry at something/someone
• postie-mailman, postman
• rack off-get lost
• ripper-great, fantastic
• rock up-to turn up, to arrive
• road train-big truck with many trailers (often seen in outback)
• sacked-fired from work
• shonky-dubious, underhanded
• shoot through-to leave
• shout-to buy a round of drinks
• slab-a carton of beer (24 cans or bottles)
• smoko-smoke or coffee break
• snag-sausage
• squizz-look
• stubby-a 375ml bottle of beer
• stubby holder-a polystyrene insulated holder for said bottle of beer
• stuffed-tired
• I'll be stuffed-expression of surprise
• can't be stuffed-can't be bothered
• sunnies-sunglasses
• tee-up-set-up
• tin lid-kid
• the good oil-to tell the truth on something
• tucker-food
• veg out-relax
• uni-university
• underdaks-underpants
• throw a wobbly-complain/excitable behaviour
• got a wog-got a cold or flu
• yobbo-uncouth person
• you're game-you're brave
• wanker-someone who is really stupid but thinks they're great.
• wedding tackle-male bits
• white pointers-ladies sunbathing topless
• write-off-car that has been totaled
• on ya - well done
• mobile - cell phone

If any Aussies can think of something I've missed, let me know!

• Pommie - person of superior breeding and intellect
• Aussie - A member of the chosen race (chosen by the Best English judges!).
Thanks to Jon…a Brit…for these suggestions - not sure I entirely agree with you though mate!