AUSSIE PHRASES & WORDS

There are some unusual phrases/words in the Aussie vernacular which are often said in a very broad exaggerated accent. To be honest though, not that many people use this language unless they grew up in the 50's or they're taking the piss out of non-Aussies by leading them to believe we all talk like this. Here's a brief guide to some common ones.
  1. Can't be arsed.
    Could not be bothered doing whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing. I used this phrase twice today.
  2. No worries.
    Means 'not a problem' but can also be used in the context of 'you're welcome'.
  3. No problems, not far, not long.
    Australians tend to give measurements in what it's not.
  4. She'll be right.
    Everything will be okay. I hope.
  5. Thongs.
    I often wear thongs around the garden. They mean flip flops. I'm not an exhibitionist.
  6. I am all over this like a rash.
    I got this covered.
  7. Taking the piss.
    I'm making fun of you. In a semi-friendly manner.
  8. G'day.
    Nobody says g'day anymore. Unless we're taking the piss out of non-Aussies or making an advertisement about Australian tourism.
  9. If you're an Aussie & you're reading this then add your suggestion. And don't forget to add your name to the List of Aussies by @kaitmaree - it looks like there's only 6 of us on @list, there's gotta be more!! 😊
    Also if you're not an Aussie, feel free to add your suggestion too.
  10. G'arn
    Go on. Usually used when you don't really believe them
    Suggested by   @estherlimtf
  11. Arvo, bottle-o, servo
    Aussies love shortening names. Afternoon, bottle shop (liquor store), petrol station
    Suggested by   @estherlimtf
  12. Sunnies
    Suggested by   @aus10