Thoughout posts in Aussie Joy’s Life blog you may find some Aussie slang. Use these tips to translate or to impress your mates!
“its a bit – How’s ya father” – Not good, needs a bit of work
“She’ll be apples” - everything will be okay or alright
‘Cool as’ - super awesome
‘wasted’ – very tired…and exhausted (at least when I say it)
Arvo – This afternoon
Avago – to attempt to do something
bathroom – a place you shower in or take a bath, sometimes (not always) houses a toilet
Baz/Bazza – (Barry/Bazza Crocker) = shocker (something awful or shameful – after Australian comedian Barry Crocker, who became a household name in the 1960s-70s.
beaut or bewdi – very good or excellent, perhaps even desirable
Bloke – Aussie male
Drongo – a awkward or embarrassing person, slow witted person
GS – Get stuffed, go away, leave me be
larrikin – a rowdy irresponsible rascally boy or young man
legend – a champion or hero, someone who went above and beyond to help out a mate
lollies – sweets
Loo – bathroom, toilet
Onya – well done (can sometimes be said sarcastically)
Pommie – English person
Port-a-loo – Port-a-pottie
Pov – lousy, cheap,
Pram – Stroller
Rock up – to go to or show up to something
seppo – American
servo – gas station
strewth – an exclamation or expression of amazement, perhaps short for “its the truth”.
stuffed – exhausted, need sleep
stuffed up – messed up
sus – suspicious, or to check out
Togs – Swim suit
Toilet – the room with the toilet in it. If you ask to go to the ‘bathroom’ in Australia you may get shown the bathroom and find it doesn’t contain a toilet!