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Welcome to this week’s “learn the lingo”, we have another assorted selection of great slang for you.

  • Click – kilometre
  • Compo – Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Knocker – somebody who criticises
  • Oz – Australia!
  • Quack, or off to the quack – the doctor, or off to the doctor
  • Scratchy – instant lottery ticket
  • Strides – trousers
  • Thingo – Wadjamacallit, thingummy, whatsit
  • Togs – swim suit
  • Wobbly – excitable behaviour (“I complained about the food and the waiter threw a wobbly”)

More colourful slang terms from our beautiful shores, hope you enjoy the assorted selection we have this week.

  • Bonzer – great
  • Counter lunch – pub lunch
  • Exy – expensive
  • It’s gone walkabout – it’s lost, can’t be found
  • Rego – vehicle registration
  • Snag – a sausage
  • Strewth – exclamation, mild oath (“Strewth, that Chris is a bonzer bloke”)
  • Ta muchly – thank you very much
  • Throne or, on the Throne – toilet or, on the toilet
  • Too right! – definitely!

More fun slang from our Great Southern Land – enjoy!

  • Battler – a hard working person who is only just making a living
  • Chook – Chicken
  • Grouse (adj.) – great, terrific, very good
  • In the nuddy – naked
  • Rage on: to continue partying – “we raged on until 3am”
  • Spit the dummy – get very upset at something
  • Sprung – caught doing something wrong
  • Spunk – a good looking person (of either sex)
  • Stone the Crows – Heaven forbid!
  • Top End – far north of Australia

As you can see by some of our slang, it can cause mix-ups at times. (re: ‘Spunk’)

Sorry this week’s is a few hours late, but here we are with the week’s slang.

  • Blow in the bag – take a breathaliser test
  • Booze Bus – police vehicle used to catch drunk drivers
  • Buckley’s – no chance
  • Chewie – chewing gum
  • Daks: trousers
  • Drink with the flies – to drink alone
  • Lippy – lipstick
  • Road train – big truck with many trailers (big buggers they are)
  • Ropeable – very angry
  • Shout – turn to buy – a round of drinks usually (“it’s your shout”)

Hope you enjoyed another round of Learn the Lingo…it must be your shout, I’m thirsty after that!!

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