G'day mates (Hello everyone),
Feel like a cuppa (cup of tea) and a chinwag (chat/talk)? I'll chuck (put) the jug (kettle) on then and get out the bikkies ('correct' term for cookies). Here's some we have left over from Chrissy (Christmas)...no they are probably a bit on the nose (off/not edible). If you stick around for a yak (talk/chat) and don't mind the little ankle bitters (children) running around... oh and don't mind the front room. It looks a bit like the dog's breakfast (a bit of a mess), and I see one of my rug rats (children) have left their daks (shorts) on the floor again.... I'll throw some shrimp on the barbie(BBQ) for lunch in a tic (shortly/in a little while). Sound good? So, let's kick back and have a yabber about all the wonderful atrocities us Aussies commit when we open our mouths to shoot the breeze (chat).
It's been donkeys years (a long time) since the Brits (English) were here tryin' to promote some proper English, my own mother put a fair amount of elbow grease (effort) into makin' sure I was intelligible, but I am the first generation born Australian in my family and felt that it was my duty to Queen and country to be as true blue (real) as we Aussie's come.
Then today Fiction Groupie posted about slang words on her blog and that just dead set (for real/completely) egged me on (encouraged me) to write this. I kid you not (I'm telling the truth) when I say that no one here actually uses this many slang words in one paragraph... well, maybe they do out back (in the country) I dunno. ( I don't know). I'm iffy (not sure) about that... yeah, you get the picture....
Well, I'm pretty chuffed (happy) that you managed to read this far down without chucking a wobbly (throwing a fit) at all my wonderful examples of Australian slang. We are actually a pretty nice bunch of blokes and sheilas (guys and girls). And you would more than likely be able to figure out what we were on about. Oh, if we say we are going to shout you some Macca's (McDaonalds) we didn't just threaten to do something nasty to you. I once told my American buddy that I'd shout her lunch and she asked why I was going to shout at her. Fair enough. We mean we are going to pay for you to have lunch with us. But if you want fries with ketchup when you get there, you are going to have to ask for chips and sauce. Nah, we watch enough American sitcoms to understand what fries are. But no one says ketchup here. It's just...wrong.
And if you get here and hit the local pub don't ask for Foster's beer. That's the crap we export. Try VB (Victorian Bitter) or a XXXX (self explanatory?) instead. Oh, and 'empties' are what you have when those amber gold babies are drained. (when you have finished drinking your beer the bottle will be empty- yeah?)
Okay, I think I have this post in the bag (have this one nicely tied up and finished) . I think I have waffled on (rambled on/chatted on) long enough. You look zonked (tired). I'm gonna make tracks (leave) and hit the sac (go the bed).
So, your turn. Fire away. What slang is local to your neck of the woods? (Um, do I need to translate this? ... Got any local slang to share?)
See ya later. (Not literally. We never actually mean we are going to catch up with you at anytime in the near future. We just mean, 'goodbye'.)
Ta for the visit. (Thanks for the visit)
PS- Gary Corby, no laughing. You know you use these words... go on... I know you do! :)
PSS- I do here by solemnly swear never to be so in your face 'Aussie' ever again :))