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Person 1 - "I've never heard of that town". Person 2 - "That because it's back of Bourke mate".
Sausages (commonly found on the BBQ)
Would you like some White Crow on your Bangers?
Just getting a few mates together for Australia Day and having a bit of a barbie
An ordinary person, of the working class, an underdog, stoic against life's adversity.
the battler is somebody who finds in life that they have to work hard for everything they get ...
An item of high quality
She's a beauty that one
Expresses delight or satisfaction with a situation, person or object
Mate, that new ute of yours is a real beauty bottler!
Something of high quality
Mate those snags are the bee's knees hey?
Time for a beer
Hey mate, its beer o'clock.
Someone who gets angry for no apparent reason.
I forgot to pass on the message and he just went berko!
A good invention, a good happening, something good.
You're the best thing since sliced bread.
Middle of nowhere
We're driving out beyond the black stump
Sweet cookie or biscuit
Choc-chip bickies, YUM!
Hey man, were ya at the big smoke last week?
A minor car accident
It wasn't good, I took the old man's car and had a bit of a bingle in it. Doesn't look too bad but I reckon he'll go berko.
Bless you. Aren't you wonderful. I really appreciate that!
Oh you put my bins out for me yesterday? Bless your cotton socks, darl!
Exclamation of surprise/disbelief/exasperation
'Blimey' mate you gave me a surprise.
This bloke from down the road has got the most awesome ute, it's tops!
yes / true
Bloody oath mate, that is so true
That's a bloody ripper.
That guy's completely blotto.
Spend all your money
I had a cracker of a day at the races, did you blow your dough?
Mate get on the blower and tell that bloke to get over here now!
Someone who is lazy
That bloke is a bludger, seems like he spends more time sleepin than workin!
To have an argument
The two blokes over there are having a blue
Face, in rhyming slang
Wipe that smile off your boat!
George R. Smith
Said to conclude a set of simple instructions or when a successful result is within reach
Stick all the ingredients in one pot, boil for 30 mins, blend and bob's your uncle ... delicious soup.
A 170ml (6 fl oz) glass in Perth. Also referred to as a six, which is the commonly used term in Hobart.
Why would I order a bobbie of beer?
Not well made or done
That was a hell of a bodgie job, ya reckon.
when ya go to the shops, grab some bog roll ok?
An uncouth or unsophisticated person regarded as being of low social status.
Mate, what a bogan!
He shot through like a Bondi Tram.
The sheila's cooking was bonza.
a bit of a thicko
strewth, old Bluey's fallen in the creek again, what a boofhead!
large kangaroo or actually anything extra-large, like massive waves.
Going surfing with your mate. Let me show you where the boomers are.
Going to the bottlo-e for some alcohol.
Best seat ever, sitting on the esky at the party.
Mate, yeh yu on the box seat, can you chuck me a coldie please.
It's not worth a brass razoo.
Let's go for a quick surf and then grab some brekky.
Grab a brolly it'll be wet out.
meaning you have no chance of it happening
you have buckley's chance of that happening
Male swimming costume
C'mon, get down to your budgie smugglers
Term of frustration
Oh, bugger it! Bugger! What a bugger!
Bugger off, mate.
To bully or intimidate someone
Stop bullyragging me!
To deliberately mislead someone
Yeah looks like they've given us a bit of a bum steer, now were completely lost!
To go off-road via all forms of transport
Me and my mates are going bush bashing this weekend
To blow one's nose without a tissue
I didn't have a tissue, so I had to bush blow
An ugly, ill-mannered person. A feral as opposed to a domesticated pig.
He behaves like a bush pig.
Gossip or rumours
Heard on the bush telegraph you're coming down to Sydney on the weekend. Want to catch up for some brekky or a barby?
Kookaburra (everyone Aussie knows her) she's laughing at sunrise and sunset
Do you want me to set the alarm bro? No mate I've got bushman's clock, you know!
A look [butcher's hook - rhyming slang]
Have a butcher's at this!
George R. Smith
Committed to fostering the Australian spirit all year round.