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Shearers’ Slang

Search by Category    Animals Drinks Food Bush Tucker Cars Travel Greetings Kids People Clothing Places School Home Time More Things More Slang Rhyming Slang Diminutives Slang Phrases Shearers Slang Military Slang   Search by Alphabet   AB  CD  EFG HIJKL  MN0P  QRS  TUVWXYZ The shearer is … Read more

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More Australian Slang

Gobsmacked. Now that’s a fun slang word. In case you’re wondering if people here actually use words like that, yes, fair dinkum. You’ll also hear it used on the radio and on TV. Where did that word come from? Well, a … Read more

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Phrases 3

Many English speaking people visiting our country for the first time often find Australian English surprisingly different. For example Aussies tend to shorten words in ways that leave visitors lost: a politician is a polly, university is uni and Christmas … Read more

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People 2

Oldies, wrinklies and old dears are rather descriptive of our oldest generation. At the other end we have ankle biters and rug rats. Sometimes the slang we use is a bit too descriptive. Take “fang carpenter”. Shows a bit of … Read more

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Military Slang 5

Search by Category More Things More Slang Rhyming Slang Diminutives Slang PhrasesShearers Slang Animals Drinks Food Bush Tucker Cars Travel Greetings Kids People Clothing Places School Home Time Search Military Slang Anzac Slang AUSTRALIAN SLANG Military Slang Members of the … Read more

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Military Slang

Members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) use many unique slang terms. The ADF is made up of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). We have excluded the more interesting and … Read more

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Diminutives

   Search by Category    Animals Drinks Food Bush Tucker Cars Travel Time Kids People Clothing Places School Home Greetings More Things More Slang Rhyming Slang Diminutives Slang Phrases Military Slang   Search by Alphabet   AB  CD  EFG HIJKL  MN0P  QRS  TUVWXYZ It seems Australians have … Read more

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More Australian Slang 2

 Search by Category    Animals Drinks Food Bush Tucker Cars Travel Time Kids People Clothing Places School Home Greetings More Things More Slang Rhyming Slang Diminutives Slang Phrases Military Slang   Search by Alphabet   AB  CD  EFG HIJKL  MN0P  QRS  TUVWXYZ Understanding Australian slang can save … Read more

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Clothing 3

Say “balaclava” 5 times in a row fast. Not hard to say, but I bet your jaw got quite a workout. Seriously, the balaclava has gotten a bad name unfortunately because crooks and now terrorists insist on wearing it. The … Read more

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Spelling Australian Style

We’ve put together a sample of English words that are spelled differently by different countries. Australian and British English are generally identical in the way they spell words. These lists are not exact because language is always changing. Although an … Read more

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