I enjoy making the most of life's experiences, exploring what Adelaide has to offer and sharing my experiences and discoveries with others via WeekendNotes!
Published September 16th 2013
Bogan, yuppie, dag, drongo are just some of the Aussie slang words used to demystify Australian culture and class. Derogatory as they sound, this slang can also be used in terms of endearment!
In Australia, nobody's the same. I'm really enjoying the viewing on ABC at the moment. In my eyes, It's A Date, Upper Middle Bogan ,and The Time Of Our Lives eloquently capture the myriad people, culture and lifestyle that exists throughout Australia.
Upper Middle Bogan is superb viewing on Thursday nights at 8.30pm. Image courtesy of ABC
Episode 5: No Angel of Upper Middle Bogan's first series is a classic, with Edwina (Lara Robinson) conducting her prestigious private school choir through a classical remake of a true blue Aussie classic of The Angels Am I ever Gonna See your Face Again? Replacing the response "no way get f****ed, f***k off" is the bassoon playing Edwina.
[ADVERT]In our workplace, we currently employ a number of agency staff, many of whom have come from the United Kingdom.
The majority of expats have settled along the coast to experience and reinvent themselves in the casual, friendly culture and lifestyles of Australia as witnessed on their televisions through series such as BBC's Wanted Down Under and the best way of all, through word of mouth.
One particular expat is hooked on Arnott's bikkies and just adores Burger Rings. Lunch time's fun and entertaining at the moment as we continue to educate him on Aussie slang. Even a simple phrase as fair dinkum requires a translation.
What's your favourite Aussie slang word or phrase? If you're an expat, I'd love to hear from you re: your first impressions of Australia and your favourite food and customs.
Im flat out like a lizard drinking!
Ugh.... the collective word>>>>>> ' Youz' <<< so bogan!
Yobbo and 'ya dag' lol
Worse than a dead dogs dinger!
So up himself/herself that she/he's inside out!
..... is a bit of a nervous Nellie.
Wow! Have a quick perve at that!! :-o or :-)
It runs on the smell of an oily rag... referring to running a car and it not costing you much to run.
Stiff Cheddar..............tough luck!
lol.... an oldie but a goodie.... ' have been up before Sparrows fart'
meaning... got up too early and before the birds.
A sandwich short of a picnic is a goodie
Raining Cats n Dogs
lol......'' Dont get ya knickers in a knot!'' or ' Dont get into a twist!'
What an absolute bucket of Cods..... or you can add Codswallop. Or being an Aussie you can eliminate all those words b/c we love short hand speaking and just say with an inflection........ CODS! with the latter you might smile, or chuckle or look serious ...
' Ha! Got YOU by the short n curlies...didn(t) I.... dont sound the T.
I could add more but they could be a bit rude or over the top.
then there is G'day! I dont hear it much here but hearing a female friend of mine she says it all the time....she's a Sandgroper!
terms picked up over here in 'the old country' -Strap me, maite, but I'm as dry as a wallaby's pouch
Chunder off yer (pommie or other perjorative) drongo
Only a dingo walks out on his mates.
Strap me, Sheila, but I could do with a beer.......