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Bastard : term of endearment Battler : someone working hard and only just making a living Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic Big Smoke : a big city, especially Sydney or Melbourne Big-note oneself : brag, boast Bikkie : biscuit also "it cost big bikkies" - it was expensive Billabong : an oxbow lake cut off by a change in the watercourse. Billabongs are usually formed when the course of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. Billy : teapot. Container for boiling water. Bingle : motor vehicle accident Bitzer : mongrel dog bits of this and bits of that Bizzo : business "mind your own bizzo" Black Stump, beyond the : a long way away, the back of nowhere Bloke : man, guy Bloody : very bloody hard yakka Bloody oath! Everyone's favourite all-Aussie dog. Bluey : heavy wool or felt jacket worn by mining and construction workers.
Australia and New Zealand Drink with the flies: E Earbashing: V8 ute q. Sometimes seen with a Mack emblem on the bonnet and always with large multiple driving lights Feral n. Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves. Fly wire: Australian Rules football Fossick: Fremantle in Western Australia Frog in a sock, as cross as a: Fruit loop: Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.
Garbo, garbologist: H Handle: To bolt. Also "to do the Harold" Heaps: Holy dooley! Intellectually inadequate "he's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock" Kelpie: Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie Kero: Australia, where else?
Lunch, who opened their? OK, who farted?
M Maccas pron. McDonald's the hamburger place Mallee bull, as fit as a: Household linen, eg sheets etc. Mappa Tassie: Beware though - in some parts of Australia it means inconsequential, frivolous or not very good!
National Service compulsory military service Naughty, have a: Expression of forgiveness or reassurance No problem; forget about it; I can do it; Yes, I'll do it No-hoper: P Paddock: I don't agree with you Piker: Someone who doesn't want to fit in with others socially, leaves parties early Pink slip, get the: Hence "hit the piss", "sink some piss" Plate, bring a: Instruction on party or BBQ invitation to bring your own food.
It doesn't mean they're short of crockery! Pommy bastard: Q Quid, make a: Accepting bad news as inevitable.
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Take a butchers at that galah playing aerial ping-pong on the telly.
He's about as useful as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking competition. The drongo'll get the spear if he doesn't pull his socks up.
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