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Aussie phrases “wouldn’t know a tram was up him until the conductor
rang a bell” and “I don’t know if I’m Arthur or Martha” have been added
to the Australian National Dictionary.
The update adds more than 6000 new Australian words and phrases,
including words from more than 100 indigenous languages.
It now has definitions and the history of 16,000 words and phrases unique
Babyccino, long black, battered sav, chiko roll, dagwood dog and fairy bread
— all everyday descriptions of what we eat and drink, but only now officially
“Carry on like a pork chop”, “couldn’t run a chook raffle” and “a cup of tea,
a Bex and good lie down” are included, as are “do a Bradbury”, “straight to
the pool room” etc.
Sittin' at home last Sunday mornin' me mate Boomerrang Said he was havin' a few people around for a barbie, Said he might Kookaburra or two.
I said, "Sounds great, will Wallaby there?"
He said "Yeah and Vegemite come too".
So I said to the wife "Do you wanna Goanna?". She said "I'll go if Dingos".
So I said "Wattle we do about Nulla?"
He said "Nullabors me to tears, leave him at home."
We got to the party about two and walked straight out the kitchen to put some booze in the fridge. And you wouldn't believe it, there's Boomer's wife Warra sittin there tryin to Platypus!
Now, I don't like to speak Illawarra, but I was shocked, I mean how much can a Koala bear.
So I grabbed a beer, flashed me Wangarratta and went out and joined the party.
Pretty soon Ayers Rocks in and things really started jumpin'. This Indian girl, Marsu, turns up, dying to go to the toilet but she couldn't find it. I said to me mate Al, "Hey, where can Marsupial?" He said "She can go outback with the fellas, she's probably seen a cockatoo".
Well just then Warra comes out of the kitchen with a few drinks for everybody. Fairdinkum, you've never seen a Coolabah maid. I grabbed a beer and said, "Thanks Warra - tah".........
originally posted by: Raggedyman
Two of mine that didnt make it
Bum nut or cackle berry both meaning the same thing and the good old Date Roll, not a cake
Most Aussies should guess them both by logic or illogic reasoning
originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: radarloveguy
Dunno why aussies reckon things American are superior to things Australian.