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For Overseas visitors preparing to come to Oz, here are some Aussie expressions that you can learn and use to impress your friends with.
Strine is an abbreviation of Stralian, which is the shortened form of Australian.
And now some Strine words for you to learn:
“Mate” – Friend, cobber. Can be used anywhere in a sentence, but never to be used in anger.
“Gudday” – Hello, Good Morning, How are you? (Compulsory expression).
“Oooroo” – Goodbye, see ya!
“Dad and Dave“ – Having a Shave of your face.
“Tom Tit” – having a Shit, Crap or a Poo.
“Bag of Fruit” – A nice Suit of clothes to wear
“Dickhead“ – Dickhead (universal word for dickhead).
“Bludger” – Lazy person who lives off other people and is a Low Bastard.
“to and from” – Pom, English person. Ten pound tourist (expression now outdated).
“septic tank” – Citizen of the United States. (possible wartime expression).
“Pissed” – Drunk, inebriated, sloshed, under the weather.
“Dobber” – Person who runs to the Boss and dobs on mates, a Low life and boss’s man.
“Ow they hanging” – Enquiry about the state of your testicles or life in general.
“Long Drop” – country shithouse, deep hole in the ground where Newspaper substitutes for toilet paper.
“Blowies” – blowflies, large carnivorous Aussie flies. Blowies congregate around long drops, and human bums.