heres a few more things for you cobbers to have a gander at
firstly, nobody says brisbane.
its either Brizzy (notice the Z's) or if your trying to insult them its referred to as "bris-vegas" (as in "aah go back to briz-vegas ya'
in our national anthem we sing "our home is GERT by sea"
well gert means surrounded, but you never use it in any other sentance coz it just sounds stupid.
example, you wont ever hear "THIS IS THE POLICE!! come out with your hands up, we have you GERT"
everything gets shortened, even names that have already been shortened previously.
Jonno - john
Rego' : registration (usually vehicle registration in specific)
Cozzie: bathing costume (as in "get your cozzie, were going to the beach for a swim"
budgie smugglers: a mens cozzie, usually tight fitting. (budgie or budgerigar is a small parrot)
cobber: mate, buddy, pal, friend.
if someone asked you if you wanted some brittney spears they actually mean Beers
eg "hey, are ya comin down the pub after work for some brittney spears n cheers?"
Buckleys - known as a guy who's always a bit down on his luck.. eg "you got buckleys chance of winning X-lotto" or "you got 2 chances, buckleys
and none" (meaning you have no chance at all)
Like a chook with it's head cut off - flustered.
"ah mate no need to carry on like a chook with its head cutoff"
drunk people usually get it wrong and say something like "no need to carry on like a head with its chicken cut off"
Like a cut snake - extremely active.
"yeah he got in his car and took off down the road like a cut snake"
Like a mad woman's breakfast - very messy; all over the place.
Like a pick pocket at a nudist camp - confused.
Like a pimple on a pumpkin - very obvious.
Like a stunned mullet - bewildered.
"dont stand around looking like a stunned mullet, give us a hand will ya?"
Like a ton of bricks - with great force.
Like a two-bob watch - makes a lot of noise.
"geez woman, no need to carry on like a two bob watch"
Bloody oath! : that's certainly true
Booze bus or Breatho : police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers
Crack a fat : get an erection
Dinkum, fair dinkum : true, real, genuine
Durry : cigarette, sometimes also called "ciggy's"
Galah : a fool.
Not the full quid : not bright intellectually
Pommy bastard : an Englishman
Ripper : great, fantastic
Smoko : smoke or coffee break
commo: holden commodore. also known as a "commy" (not russian type)
Snag : a sausage
Tall poppies : successful people
Yakka : work (noun), as in "thats hard yakka' digging this trench"
Yewy : u-turn in traffic ("chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights")
Yobbo : an uncouth person. usually considered worse than a bogan.
Bogan : similar to yobbo. (aussie version of redneck)
ocker: bloke, as in "hes just your average ocker"
Flanno': flanelette shirt
Gander: to have a look
thingo': an aussie version of a thingy
dad n dave: to have a shower + a shave
trackie's: tracksuit pants.
pie with dead horse: a meat pie with tomato sauce, or ketchup to you yank's
kiwi - new zealand'er
deadly treadly - bicycle.
donk : motor "aah i cant go to the pub for some brittney spears after work coz my car's donk blew up yesterday"
Servo: no its not a gizmo in robots and RC cars, its a petrol station (shortened version of service station)
lezzo : lesbian.
thongs: they are worn on your feet, i think you yank's call them flip flops?
now, lets put our newly learnt aussie words into a sentance with some bogan-isms.
the donk in me commo broke so davo and bazza gave me a lift to the local where we had a few brittney spears and seen shazza dance topless but we think
that she's a lezzo.
so like a bloody galah davo asked for a captain cook under her cozzie, but she wouldnt let him have a gander at her map of tazzie.
so he grabbed his flanno shirt, lit up a durry, jumped in his car and took off like a cut snake..he hung a yewy and his driving was like a mad womans
on the way home he got pulled over by the bretho' who also found the rego had expired on his car. the cop was a sheila but he knew he had buckleys
chance of getting with her, especially since he was wearing his daggy old thongs + budgie smugglers.
definition of a bogun
[edit on 14/8/07 by Obliv_au]