Being outdoor reminds me of summer’s all-time favourite activities – Barbeque parties! Barbeque happens to be a favourite past time for our neighbouring country Australia. So this #AUSSlang post will be all about food & drink!
- Amber fluid. Meaning: Beer.
- Avo. Meaning: Short for avocado. Not to be confused with ‘arvo’ which means ‘afternoon.’
- Banana bender. Meaning: a person from Queensland (I wonder why! LOL).
- Barbie. Meaning: Short for barbeque. Not the doll.
- Billy. Meaning: A container to boil water. A teapot.
- Bog in. Meaning: To eat with enthusiasm. As the Javanese would say, “Nggragas.”
- Bikkie. Meaning: Biscuit.
- Brekkie. Meaning: Breakfast.
- Not my bowl of rice. Meaning: I don’t like it. Wonder why they are using rice. In England they’ve ‘not my cup of tea’, with the same meaning.
- Boozer. Meaning: A pub, from the British slang for alcohol ‘booze.’
- BYO (Bring Your Own) Meaning: A kind of unlicensed restaurant where customers bring their own drinks.
- Bush telly. Meaning: Campfire. LOL. ‘Telly’ is British slang for television.
- Chewie. Meaning: Chewing gum, not Chewbacca from Star Wars.
- Dog’s eye. Meaning: Meat pie. So next time you’re going to Aussie and someone offers you to eat dog’s eye, fear not.
- Chokkie. Meaning: Chocolate. By now you must have noticed a pattern in #AusSlang
- Crow eater. Meaning: A person from South Australia (I wonder why! LOL)
- Dingo’s breakfast. Meaning: No breakfast. Dingo is a native Australian wild dog.
- Drink with the flies. Meaning: To drink alone. Somehow this one makes me LOL.
- Off one’s face. Meaning: To get really drunk.
- Fairy floss. Meaning: Candy floss. In England, ‘fairy cake’ is how they call ‘cupcake.’
- Flake. Meaning: Shark meat, usually sold in fish-and-chips shop.
- Maccas. Meaning: McDonald’s. Instead of ‘McD.’
- Milk bar. Meaning: Corner shop selling take-away food.
- Muddy. Meaning: Mud crab, a popular delicacy.
- Bring a plate. Meaning: Instruction to bring food to a barbeque party. “Potluck party”
- Sanger. Meaning: Sandwich.
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