In my first book, Windswept Shores, which will be out in 6/3/2010, in a week, my hero Seth is an Aussie. So of course I have him speak with a lot of slang or what they call in Austrilia strine.
Here is thirteen Aussie slang words, in no particular order: (And yes this is a repost, but don’t let that stop you for leaving a comment.)
- G’day–good day, a greeting. Usually conbine with . . .
- Mate–a buddy, or best friend, or someone you just met and don’t know their name yet, and you greet them with “G’day, mate.”
- Your shout–if you value your life, you will buy the next round of drinks.
- Brekky–the first meal of the day.
- Tea–the last meal of the day.
- Bloke–a man who you don’t know.
- Shelia–a woman, but its old and not use a lot anymore except by . . .
- Oldies–your parents, or old folks. Used by those under seventeen for anyone over the age of twenty.
- Chook–chicken, yes the kind that clucks.
- College–a private school, usually High School not collage in states or . . .
- Uni–University, or what we call collage in the states.
- Tucker–food, that stuff you tuck into your belly or tucker sack.
- Owsyerottenbleedinluckeh–Thought to be the longest word in the Austrialian language, it translates as things are not turning out as planed.