The Australian slang is one of the many unusual and unique sides of The Great Southern Land. If you have ever been to Australia, you might have felt an instant and very strange lack of understanding of the language of certain people or communities. Nowadays, it is a quite rare occurrence for a English-speaking person to be unable to understand native Australians, but back in the old days, it is said that many UK and USA residents had a lot of trouble understanding the Australian slang.
Phrases: David is such a bludger, he skipped classes again!
Meaning: For Aussies it is obvious that David guy is a slacker and hates going to school.
Phrases: Mate, just rack off and leave me alone, I’m so crook and I can’t even pay attention to what you’re saying.
Meaning: Dear friend, can you please leave me alone. I am sick and I can not focus my attention to what you are talking about.
Phrases: My mum bought me a pair of grundies, but I really wanted those nice dans from the mall.
Meaning: The mother apparently invests in buying underwear for her child, but it prefers a pair of specific jeans it saw in the mall more than the undies.
Phrases: My mate and I got to the bottle o’ to get some tinnies, but we ended up chundering in the back alley.
Meaning: The guys obviously went to the store to get beer, but drank a bit more than they should’ve and everyone can guess what happened next.
And because we know you want to look cool and this is just not enough, we have a whole set of 10 other slang words to help you communicate in Australia like a boss.
Cobber: This is the way you should call someone you feel is a friend.
Coldie: Beer is not a valid word. Just joking, but if you want to sound better, you should use coldie instead.
Cut lunch: This is how sandwiches should be called.
Billy: The container in which you boil water - a tea pot, for example.
Hooroo: Simply, means “Goodbye”.
London to a brick: Means that the thing is absolutely certain.
Offsider: This word is uses instead of assistant or helper. Like your domestic cleaner, for example. ( Not really, that’s a joke. )
Moolah: This is how money should be called. Because money is too mainstream.
Strides: The other word for pants and trousers.
Zack: Means 5 cents. Example: “This isn’t worth a zack!”