A lesson in outback lingo
* a foreign language or local dialect.
* The vocabulary or jargon of a particular subject or group of people
Let's face it, Australians are well known for their “slang”, but in the Outback - they can have their own special and unique way of communicating. There are hundreds of words or expressions that is exclusively used in the Australian Bush and no where else! So if you're planning a trip to this great lands Outback, here's a few tips to get you started and have you speaking like a local in no time!
She'll be apples, she'll be right: It will be ok
Back of Bourke: A very long way away
Beaut, beauty: Great, fantastic
Billy: Container for boiling water.
Bingle: Motor vehicle accident
Bog in: Commence eating with enthusiasm
Boozer: A pub
Bottler: Something excellent
Buckley's chance: No chance
Bush telly: Campfire
BYO: Unlicensed restaurant where you have to Bring Your Own alcohol (similar case for a party or barbecue)
Not within Cooee: A long way away
Galah: Silly person
Flat out like a lizard drinking: Very busy
No worries: Expression of forgiveness or reassurance
Ocker: An unsophisticated person
You little ripper: Exclamation of delight
Servo: Service Station
Spit the dummy: To get very upset at something
Squizz: To have a look
Swag: Rolled up bedding
It's gone walkabout: Something is lost
Too right: Most definitely
Sticky beak: Nosy person
So with these bonzer (great) phases to get you started, it's time to hit the frog and toad (road), head up north and say G'day (hello) to us Banana Benders (people from Queensland). The rest you'll figure out when you're there! Bloody Oath, mate (that’s certainly true, friend).
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