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.
- •Can't be arsed.Could not be bothered doing whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing. I used this phrase twice today.
- •No worries.Means 'not a problem' but can also be used in the context of 'you're welcome'.
- •No problems, not far, not long.Australians tend to give measurements in what it's not.
- •She'll be right.Everything will be okay. I hope.
- •Thongs.I often wear thongs around the garden. They mean flip flops. I'm not an exhibitionist.
- •I am all over this like a rash.I got this covered.
- •Taking the piss.I'm making fun of you. In a semi-friendly manner.
- •G'day.Nobody says g'day anymore. Unless we're taking the piss out of non-Aussies or making an advertisement about Australian tourism.
- •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.
- •G'arnGo on. Usually used when you don't really believe themSuggested by @estherlimtf
- •Arvo, bottle-o, servoAussies love shortening names. Afternoon, bottle shop (liquor store), petrol stationSuggested by @estherlimtf
- •SunniesSuggested by @aus10