Australians speak somewhat of a different language at times and it takes a bit of time to pick up on what they are actually meaning. Today’s post is another peek into some of the words that we are learning as we live “down under”. Have fun and see if you can use one of these in a conversation today.
*adjustable spanner = crescent wrench
*back-to-front = opposite
*cane it = drive fast
*easy peasy = easy job or task
*his blood’s worth bottling = a great guy
*ice cream spider = soda float
*jaffle = toasted sandwich
*kip = to nap
*lay by = lay away
*Macca’s (pronounced Macker’s) = McDonald’s
*niggle = minor complaint, pain, inconvenience
*oil = information (Give the oil on that project.)
*panel beater = auto body repairman
*p/w = per week, referring to rentals. Our house is a p/w rental as are most.
*quids = something you feel strongly about (I wouldn’t move for quids!)
*rattle your dags = to ride your bike
*sausage sizzle = weenie roast, cooking hot dogs on the BBQ. Great fundraiser here—they have stands set up all over on the *weekends especially. A hot dog in a slice of bread with onions and some tomato sauce—yum!!!
*toe-up = to set up an appointment
*underdaks = underwear
*village bike = promiscuous woman
*waist pack = fanny pack (fanny in Australia means female genitalia so it is not normally used)
*yabber = lots of talk
*zine = small magazine
There you go—a few words to add to your vocab!!!!