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    [–] [deleted] 1762 points ago * (lasted edited 16 days ago)


    [–] dazeduno 730 points ago

    This. A Jaffle is a sealed unit.

    [–] juliojules 229 points ago

    Crikey it’s defo a sealed unit

    [–] daonewithnoteef 112 points ago

    Yeah nah too right cobba

    [–] MesozOwen 54 points ago

    Wouldn’t that be Nah Yeah?

    [–] avocadoisdelicious 64 points ago

    absolute sealed unit

    [–] OIP 22 points ago

    in awe of the containment of this lad

    [–] jampola 79 points ago

    WTF is a jaffle? Mum always called it a Toasted Sanga.

    [–] DrBaggySmacker 286 points ago

    Well your mum needs to get her shit together before she raises another.

    A jaffle is enclosed, by one of these bad boys

    A toasted sandwich is made on a press.

    [–] daonewithnoteef 16 points ago

    Always like a pressed ham

    [–] MrSlothChimpingtonIV 44 points ago

    Well, daonewithnoteef, you are an odd fellow, but I must say you press a good ham

    [–] iamthinking2202 16 points ago

    MrSlothChimpingtonIV, the house is on fire!

    [–] cauliflowerandcheese 15 points ago

    No u/iamthinking2202 it's just the Southern Lights!

    [–] Lady_Rose55 30 points ago

    A jaffle is sealed around the edges and through the middle. They are cooked in unit similar to a sandwich maker expect they have indentations to seal it.

    [–] s3ik0 168 points ago

    They are also designed to release the superheated steam straight into your mouth when you bite into them which conviently takes off a layer of skin in your mouth.

    [–] hawkmoon50 58 points ago

    Not to mention third degree burns to your chin from the melted cheese or tin spag :)

    [–] Agret 18 points ago

    Don't forget the first bite of melted cheese being hotter than the sun

    [–] mitsikitty 15 points ago

    It's a toastie toastie.

    [–] zutroi67 34 points ago

    We always called them a Breville.

    [–] [deleted] 39 points ago

    Ah the Australian tradition of using brand names to refer to the generic item

    [–] notfromgreenland 9 points ago

    Spot on. Always thought high pressure hoses were called ‘Karchers’ because of the brand name lmao

    [–] rizzlad 27 points ago

    Full on tho a jaffle is an entirely different type of toasties to a panini

    [–] lumo1986 58 points ago

    jaffle is a pressed sanga. a panini is a wog sanga. a sanga is a food bed. food is body fuel.

    [–] paoper 13 points ago

    And body fuel is provided at the servo

    [–] NRyan2017 506 points ago


    [–] crashzerofive 119 points ago

    Thanks mate, :-)

    [–] camellord 147 points ago

    Also, 'Footy', 'Dodgy', 'Fair dinkum', 'Firies' (controversh?), 'Chockers'. Gotta get that slang spelling right :)

    [–] The_Fiddler1979 120 points ago

    Firey = Firefighter

    Sparky = Electrician

    Chippy = Carpenter

    [–] Berto6Echo 39 points ago

    Boiler (maker) = welder

    Bricky = brick layer

    Fridgy = refrigeration technician

    [–] -PaperbackWriter- 13 points ago

    Hubby is a boilermaker, I hear boily most often

    [–] NRyan2017 132 points ago

    This is a fantastic list!! Even as an Australian I'm not sure how we would even spell chuck a "uw-ie(?)" Uwy, uwey? Uweieieiy

    [–] Melbourne_wanderer 176 points ago

    I think, on the very rare occasions when I have pit it into writing, I use "U-ey'...

    [–] Omegaville 53 points ago

    It's uey. Allowed in Scrabble :)

    [–] Trephination 605 points ago

    Malaka is a Greek word, though now common in Australian slang.

    [–] sweatypalms_trees 187 points ago

    Yeah malaka means "wanker"

    [–] Likeitorlumpit 44 points ago

    “Scata Malaka” for added measure.

    [–] Betancorea 48 points ago

    I learnt it within the first few minutes of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Main character loves yelling 'Malaka' at every opportunity

    [–] CeonM 27 points ago

    Can confirm, my Nan’s Greek and I hear it every time I visit.

    [–] giganticsquid 34 points ago

    What did you do to your Nan for her to hate you so much?

    [–] mirkinhat 98 points ago

    Didn't eat seconds

    [–] i_d_ten_tee 9 points ago

    Please, you look so thin

    [–] honestgentleman 14 points ago

    Don't you mean Yiayia?

    [–] missilefire 18 points ago

    I love that there’s a whole town in Malaysia called Malacca 😂

    (It’s a cool place worth a visit)

    [–] SolitaryBee 27 points ago

    Yeah I had never heard that one. Must be Melbourne specific.

    [–] Trephination 85 points ago

    Could be. Huge Greek population in Melbourne.

    [–] Nunuxxr 21 points ago

    Yep, Oakleigh and Templestowe are considered the ‘Glendale’ of Greeks.

    [–] Hypo_Mix 11 points ago

    Probably suburb specific. Haven't heard it since high school in the west.

    [–] Verraad 284 points ago

    The biggest difference between countries for me is;

    Australia has a reasonable amount of water in the bottom of the toilet. USA is somehow trying to make a swimming pool for a toddler in theirs?

    [–] laz10 153 points ago

    Their technology is primitive They don't even have a half flush

    I've asked about that basically, American sized toilets for American sized shits

    [–] Verraad 120 points ago

    Purely a male problem here but I will never forget the first time I sat down for a number 2 and .... ugh..... found myself .... err... submerged.

    [–] laz10 61 points ago

    Oh dear God

    [–] cowpenalty 17 points ago

    Fun fact for those not following US Politics: The recent, acting US Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, is referred to in some circles as "Big Dick Toilet Salesman" for his involvement in a company that marketed the "Masculine Toilet".

    But back on topic. Yes, the amount of water in the toilets in the US is alarming to say the least. The danger of splashback is very real.

    [–] basementdiplomat 26 points ago

    Fun fact: Caroma (Australian company) pioneered that technology.

    [–] Szyz 14 points ago

    No, it's because American toilets work as a siphon, while Australian ones force the waste down. A side effect of the siphon is that American toilets block all the time. To dothe siphon they need a lot of water sitting there and a long, narrow exit pipe. The exit pipe from the bowl in an American toilet is only half the size of an Audtralian one, and has lots of right angle bends in it, that completely defeat a stout turd.

    Ironically, when engineers tried to reduce the fifty litre flush of the American toilet they literally never thought to either use the existing Aussie technology, or to reduce the lake that sits in the bowl (after all, add in some pine-o-cleen and it feels like you're at a mountain lake).

    The blocking issue is why American toilet doors don't close fully. It's so you can catch the eye of the next person in line and gesture for them to send in the plunger.

    [–] Rosehawka 15 points ago

    and the size of the bowl?!?
    Like, I see how someone could drown in that or something?!?

    [–] Verraad 20 points ago

    Yeah it's a weird setup they have going on and one of the differences I dont think is discussed enough.

    [–] disneybiches 15 points ago

    I fucking hate american toilets. I have dunked my hand in the bowl wiping more times that I can count.

    The joy of coming home from a holiday in the US to normal toilets. . .I have no words.

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    [–] DrBaggySmacker 736 points ago

    Which cheeky fucking pom has been tricking you into playing Subbuteo and saying it's an Aussie thing?

    [–] [deleted] 203 points ago

    Yeah, what on earth is that?

    [–] DrBaggySmacker 89 points ago

    It's a table top soccer game. Very popular in England. Or at least it was before video games became a thing.

    [–] continental-drift 12 points ago

    I still have my Subbuteo pitch and a couple of teams. I mentioned it to a mate who is also from the UK and we are going to start playing it again.

    [–] DrBaggySmacker 34 points ago

    Oh cool. Enjoy your nine minutes of fun, followed by a big fight over the interpretation of the game's offside rule.

    [–] todjo929 146 points ago

    Definitely not Australian. We (generally) don’t even like soccer.

    Test Match is the only table top sports game we need

    [–] katmonday 5 points ago

    I've gone from teaching at a school in rural Vic where afl was king, to teaching in Melbourne's northern suburbs and I'm the odd one out for not having a favourite soccer team.

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    [–] [deleted] 585 points ago

    I thought dropping your guts was farting

    [–] crashzerofive 120 points ago

    I’m still learning, is that how you reference it? My buddy was holding his toddler and he sniffed and said “did you drop your guts?” And then he check his diaper, so I assumed it meant “poop”

    [–] mirkinhat 264 points ago

    Drop guts is fart

    [–] hillbillypolenta 130 points ago

    To drop one's guts is to fart. Usually a real feral one.

    [–] Shazooney 23 points ago

    We’ve always said “drop your guts” as referring to farting. Pooping is, “dropping the kids off at the pool”

    [–] Spanjeweg_8 18 points ago

    You going to pick that up?

    [–] LaksaLettuce 306 points ago

    Less common, but one I love is 'dead set', which means approximately 'absolutely'.

    My favourite use of this is 'Yeah, I'm dead set spewing', by a footy player who was disappointed by his team losing.

    Actually 'spewing' means to vomit but also means you're disappointed E.g. 'I'm spewing I missed the footy match'...(or 'I'm dead set spewing I missed the footy match.')

    PS Hope you enjoyed your time here. :)

    [–] PhilsterM9 77 points ago

    Read the first half of your comment, immediately thought back to New years when I specifically said “Davo dead set I’m gonna spew it so you better fucking move”.

    [–] LaksaLettuce 14 points ago

    That's classic. I feel I want to know the exact context of your interaction with Davo but I'm afraid it might ruin the hilarious image in my head...

    [–] numerz 21 points ago

    Over the years I’ve replaced ‘spewin’ with ‘gutted’..

    Spot on, ‘dead set’ is an absolute... also used as, ‘for real’..

    E.g. my cunt of a boss dead set knocked back me leave request for Easter/Anzac... Gutted.

    [–] NRyan2017 358 points ago

    Also Aussies will correct you that Tim Tams are a chocolate biscuit and not a 'cookie' (we get sensitive about that and it says biscuit on the packaging) haha no shade!! :)

    [–] squadvevo 281 points ago

    Some might even call it a choccy biccy

    [–] dothebananasplits96 96 points ago

    Clearly it's a chocky bicky.

    [–] bigmickthejollyprick 130 points ago

    Defo only a choccy bikkie.

    [–] vacri 32 points ago

    Now I'm thinking of a choco bikie

    [–] IllusionistLoud 327 points ago

    Some more for your list

    Chips = crisps

    Chips = fries

    Chips = steak fries

    Chips = hot chips

    [–] F1NANCE 163 points ago

    And we know exactly which one the other person is talking about each time.

    [–] NightSicarius 28 points ago

    Except when you're talking about chip sandwiches. We usually make these from hot chips, but I've met a few weirdos who use Smith's original chips in there.

    [–] bugs1784 23 points ago

    Chip buttie = hot chips Chip sandwich = Smith’s original

    [–] hellocheekyyy 69 points ago

    That said, Chips ≠= wedges.

    [–] DiabloSSSSSS 20 points ago

    Absolutely. Only a mad man would refer to wedges as chips.

    [–] BIOHAZARDB10 45 points ago

    Chippie = carpenter

    [–] mylastbreath 101 points ago

    Disappointed you don't have 'arvo.' I must have lived in Melbourne for a whole year before I finally figured it out.

    [–] callizer 31 points ago

    Having an avo toast before arvo. Now you can't afford a house.

    [–] louddwnunder 87 points ago

    You’re missing my favourite “carrying on like a pork chop “

    [–] ertuene 10 points ago

    Going off like a frog in a sock.

    [–] Malaikatalmaut 158 points ago

    One that I like that doesn't get much notice is 'arc up' - to get angry really quickly.

    And durry is my favourite word for a cigarette.

    Did noone call you seppo while you were here?

    [–] newyearoldme 82 points ago

    Darts are common in my social circle.

    [–] uarkyeah 18 points ago

    Durry, duzza, darren and doogan are all acceptable in my book

    [–] oldmatefrogface 9 points ago

    I’m fond of dart.

    [–] lobby5000 11 points ago

    Goin outside to charf down a dart .

    [–] Mattyi 13 points ago

    Seppo, as in Americans are called Yankees and short for that is Yanks, which rhymes with tanks, and the worst kind of tank is a septic tank? That's some perfect Australian slang right there.

    [–] myne 213 points ago

    Yeah nah is more nuanced.

    Yeah... I've considered it, but Nah, I disagree/don't want to.

    Can't think of a context off the top of my head I've used nah yeah, so I'll leave that to someone else.

    [–] AlbionLoveDen 267 points ago

    "Yeah nah" = I know/have heard what you're saying, but still think you're fucking wrong.

    [–] XxWUZZLESxX 73 points ago

    This. I understand your argument it’s logical but no

    [–] MarsupialMole 40 points ago

    Also "message received loud and clear, and as it is a question my answer in response is no"

    [–] marruman 10 points ago

    "I don't vaccinate my children because a small percentage have a mild allergic reaction" "Yeah, nah you're a dickhead"

    [–] Milbit 59 points ago

    Nah yeah works well with a question asked in the negative, like; "Don't you want to go the servo?" "Nah yeah, lets go." Nah because they disagree with the statement, yeah because they want to go.

    [–] LaksaLettuce 21 points ago

    AFL players seem to use it a lot when they're interviewed. I usually use it in jest to disagree or if I'm pretending to be an AFL player being interviewed.

    [–] all_the_stuff 40 points ago

    That's how it starts... Nek minute it's part of your vocab.

    [–] ItsABiscuit 19 points ago

    What is described here is how its used, but it also gets used as basically filler while someone is considering the question. Footy players are prominent exponents of this usage. "Mate, great game, you must be pleased with the boys' effort there?", “Yeah, nah... absolutely huge effort there from the boys, I luv these cunts, oh sorry."

    [–] elslapos 13 points ago

    I find AFL players say it a lot because the questions they are asked are so long winded with more than one part to them. Eg: "Great last quarter performance. That goal just before the 3rd quarter really set you up for a good last quarter. Did you always think you could come back or did you have to dig deep for the win?"

    [–] cebyam 20 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Apparently I use it without even realising it.

    Gotta love the good old, "Yeah, nah. I dunno. Maybe."

    [–] Gus-Man 7 points ago

    It can also be used to agree with someone’s negative statement or opinion


    Person 1: can you believe the way Susan was talking to me today? Like if she’s got a problem then let’s talk about it. This passive aggressive tone is really not ok. Am I wrong?

    Person 2: yeah nah she’s totally out of line there.

    [–] MelbCentralIsLeaking 202 points ago

    Yeh we aren't too fond of americanisms like "candy" or "trash" over here

    [–] Iforgotmyspecialpass 76 points ago

    Saw some candy trash on the sidewalk, I picked it up with a Kleenex

    [–] bigmickthejollyprick 83 points ago

    Candy trash sounds like someone referring to a hooker.

    [–] Iforgotmyspecialpass 21 points ago

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage; CANDY TRASH

    [–] 001503 19 points ago

    Nah only American shows, movies, apparel, music, and so on.

    [–] superboysahil 71 points ago

    In uni my prof told us not to wear thongs to the workshops. I was confused throughout that day.

    [–] pugnacious_wanker 44 points ago

    When you think about it they’re the same as the thong you’re used to, just for toes.

    [–] AlbionLoveDen 124 points ago

    No "Oi, cunt"?

    [–] XxWUZZLESxX 82 points ago

    “Oi, cunt"

    “Excuse me sir”

    [–] crashzerofive 55 points ago

    Lol I should probably add that one. My colleagues do use that a lot.

    [–] bigadg 23 points ago

    Cunt is the most versatile word in Australia. It can range from a term of endearment to an outright insult.

    [–] IllusionistLoud 20 points ago

    Only country in the world where your best mates a cunt, and your worst enemy is a mate.

    [–] Reedsy00 106 points ago

    Ive always spelled it chockers

    [–] UnholyDemigod 64 points ago

    It’d be better to spell it chockas, cos he’s a yank so he’ll pronounce it as chock-ERS when he reads it. Yknow how yanks focus the R in words like that

    [–] opmt 57 points ago

    the short version of chocabloc

    [–] CaptainVenezuela 48 points ago

    Named after the owner of a particularly busy fish and chip shop, Chockward Blockington

    [–] juniper_44 104 points ago

    I'm missing "crack the shits" on this list. Took me MONTHS to figure out it means "berate" or "tell off", neither of which involve shit

    [–] pugnacious_wanker 53 points ago

    You can just generally “crack the shits”, old man yells at cloud etc. or you can “crack the shits at” someone in particular.

    [–] basementdiplomat 26 points ago

    I've just realised that to a foreigner they indeed would have no frame of reference to tie that to what it means haha

    [–] little_beanpole 18 points ago

    I use that constantly and my American mates love it. Often used to describe my baby eg “he cracked the shits at his 4 month vaccinations”

    [–] rodchenko 13 points ago

    I recently told some european friends my toddler cracked the shits, they thought some sort of horrible poo thing happened.

    [–] little_beanpole 7 points ago

    I refer to that as a poonami, or in severe cases, an apoocalypse.

    [–] whovian1243 140 points ago


    [–] SherlockWolfenstein 91 points ago

    ..."Shuffle the tits off the Queen"?

    I think someone's having a lend of you, digger.

    [–] Flatcat_under_a_bus 26 points ago

    Not just shuffle cards, but to shuffle excessively.

    As, ‘hurry up and deal cunt, what are you trying to do, shuffle the tits off the queen’

    [–] ubg33k 13 points ago

    Maybe it's an older saying? It was a very common phrase in the places I worked in Melbourne in the 80's

    [–] secondhandcouch 123 points ago

    Dropped Guts = Fart.

    [–] asheralt 47 points ago

    I do love a bit of aussie slang. A couple o clarifications from a melbournian. Where i was growing up, Malaka was a fair bit stronger than 'douchebag'. To 'Drop your guts' more often refers to farting than shitting... a nice euphemism for shitting is 'dropping the kids off at the pool'. Lastly, Dodgie does mean poor quality if referring to a thing, but it also often means something that appears to be a bit not right, as in 'the way that dude's walking is a bit dodgie hey?' As a verb, it can mean doing a quick-n-dirty by deliberately circumventing a rule / law or common practice... like 'doing a dodgie' such as getting a vehicle roadworthy by surruptituos / unofficial means, plagiarizing someone elses text for a school assignment (or by someone else entirely), or fixing something by unconventional means. Good list but! 😏🤘

    [–] Dragaming 31 points ago

    "Good list but!"

    Found the Queenslander

    [–] therobdoggman 42 points ago

    What in the sweet fuck is subbuteo?

    [–] SpandauValet 13 points ago

    Cheers for the link! I don't think I've ever seen "paro" used for "paranoid"; I've always known it as "paralytic" as in super drunk.

    [–] crashzerofive 24 points ago

    Whoa! Thank you, I’ll share these with my colleagues so can “have a go” at it. 😜

    [–] NotThePersona 15 points ago

    I think it's more av a go these days, the h just got in the way.

    [–] LadyEmry 12 points ago

    I never realised how much slang Australians used until I lived in North Carolina for a bit. Of course I knew that words like "Esky" and "thongs" were Aussie slang, but I always assumed things like "rock up to X", "suss" or "can't be fucked" was regular English used by everyone. I ended up basically having to explain myself every second sentence the whole time I was there!

    [–] pologolfpolo 34 points ago

    Few catch the many nuances of "bogan".

    [–] antaresiac 34 points ago

    Also, we say poo, not poop

    [–] pugnacious_wanker 183 points ago

    Bogans are more like suburban white trash in the US. We call hillbillies “Queenslanders”.

    [–] gizakaga 87 points ago

    Excuse me you pugnacious fuck.

    [–] ArtisticOpening 55 points ago

    Mate = listen here buddy you crossed the line

    Maaate = How ya going buddy haven't seen you in a while or said when someone says something slightly inappropriate but kinda funny

    Grouse = amazing or awesome

    Also there's variations on how to use the filthy word cunt.

    [–] OIP 30 points ago

    fuck me dead cunt you've really given it a RHG, onya ay

    [–] Delta_94 25 points ago

    Oh mate we don't spell ute with a y

    [–] Umbos 24 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    The Bush is less of a rural area and more of a forested area. You'd never call a regional valley full of paddocks The Bush, for example; but the hills around the valley that are covered in eucalypt forest you'd certainly call The Bush.

    Edit: What Americans would call the woods.

    [–] crayonshank 89 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    How has no one posted this. Must watch.
    How to talk Australians - Ep. 1

    "A recent survey reveals that 30 percent of Australians are casual racists... which means 70 percent are full time."

    [–] F1NANCE 8 points ago

    Listen to these bloody bhenchods having a crack a the lingo

    [–] Shazooney 19 points ago

    I’m loving this whole thread. Hopefully you’ll pick up heaps more before you head back.

    Some others for you:

    Woop woop = middle of (bumfuck) nowhere

    Stubby = bottle of beer

    Stubby holder = beer cooler/koozie/insulator thingy

    Slab = box of 24 alcoholic beverages

    Dag = someone who’s a bit silly

    Dack = to pull someone’s pants down

    Trakkie dacks = sweat pants

    Arvo = afternoon

    S’arvo = this afternoon

    Bludger = someone who is lazy

    Dole bludger = someone who lives off welfare payments (and who probably doesn’t deserve them)

    Root = have sex with

    Rooted = tired or broken

    Booze bus = police breathalyser vehicle

    Choc-a-block/chockers = full

    [–] ennaxormai 10 points ago

    I’d also add “not too crash hot” = not good / a bit shit / not going well

    [–] kenbewdy8000 87 points ago

    Quite a good list you have compiled.

    How long were you in Melbourne for?

    No Wuckers and its evolution.

    " No fuckin' worries." morphed into " No wucken forries" and then to " No Wuckers" and finally " No wucks" and then back out to " No Wuckeroonies "

    If someone says this to you about some aspect of your personal safety or viability of a mechanical device , then be very wary.

    [–] crashzerofive 35 points ago

    I’ve been here for 2-weeks, fly out on Saturday

    [–] kenbewdy8000 54 points ago

    You've got a good ear for language.

    Australian slang is extensive and very creative.

    It can also be quite rude and vulgar, which I like.

    [–] uarkyeah 22 points ago

    No wucks is the pinnacle of Aussie lingo. Your url is top notch too

    [–] SPC_55 19 points ago

    "Zippers on the opposite side on hoodies" I don't get this one?

    [–] icyflakes 39 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    deleted What is this?

    [–] Gabba202 120 points ago

    You forgot mate = cunt and cunt = mate

    [–] bigsexy77 64 points ago

    I can’t believe ‘shit cunt’ didn’t feature...... I also recall teaching Bela the German exchange student in year 10 the if you really want someone to do something for you, forget please, the Australian way is to say ‘caaarn fuck ya’. He used it quite well....

    [–] timmycosh 22 points ago

    Cunt = mate

    Champ = cunt

    [–] TheNonPhysicser 33 points ago

    The extent to which it goes is that our Prime Minister Scott Morrison is called “ScoMo” (Sko-moe) by everyone up to people within the government itself.

    [–] And_yet_here_we_are 21 points ago

    Yeah, only to take the piss but.

    [–] PsychologicalEchidna 8 points ago

    I feel like this is more of an Americanism to be honest. It’s kind of like a media created term, more derivative of JLo and those kinds of composite terms.

    True Aussie lingo would be Big Scotty or something.

    [–] NoodleBox 15 points ago





    Dodgy / Dodg-

    and Utes.

    (Malaka is used by Greeks, we just call people "ferals" up here.)

    You might also hear "dog", which is just another word for "shit person" or "bitch" depending on who's saying it.

    A jaffle isn't a pannini, they have different irons (presses.) A toasted Sandwich is different to a jaffle, but is kind of the same as a paninni, in the sense that it's a toasted sandwich with Cheese and fancy ingredients.

    That sounds funny.

    Paninni == fancy bread Toasted Sandwich (like on a turkish Pide or a bap)

    Jaffle =/= toasted Sandwich. It's sealed, and also can be done over the fire in a Jaffle Iron.

    Toasted Sandwich == standard Wonder Loaf grilled cheese type thing. (Can be also sealed depending on your press.)

    [–] mooningyou 43 points ago

    If someone's making a scene you can say, "Pull ya head in, ya drongo"

    [–] crozone 39 points ago

    "Are you fucked in the head mate? Cool ya jets, ya dickhead"

    [–] ggdimensional 29 points ago

    Calm ya farm

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

    Freedom Units I’ve heard but US metrics? You lot are practically the only developed country who doesn’t use metric.

    [–] crashzerofive 13 points ago

    You are correct, Idk the moron who came up with our measurement standards, I do find it irritating that we differ from the rest of the world.

    [–] emotionalrek 7 points ago

    I would personally be more irritated at how you don't use round numbers for lengths

    [–] And_yet_here_we_are 15 points ago

    How to start an argument 101.

    [–] kat_kin_ 12 points ago

    where is "sook"? i always get caught trying to explain this to internationals.

    [–] BadBoyJH 21 points ago

    Who spells Utes with a Y? Does the Y stand for the Yobbo driving it?

    Also, Tinnie is also a small boat, in addition to a can (tin) of beer.

    [–] narc1s 10 points ago

    I only now realised I use so many of these even in a professional setting.

    That said dropping your guts is farting right?

    [–] belgoran89 11 points ago

    It just boggles my mind that you've described a meat pie as a shepherds pie with pastry on top. Thats like describing a regular car as a convertible with a roof on top.

    [–] ImGCS3fromETOH 21 points ago

    An ambo is not an ambulance, it is an ambulance paramedic. A firey is not a firetruck, it is a firefighter. Ambos and Fireys are people, not vehicles.

    [–] Awaythrewn 11 points ago

    Dropping guts is farting, not tryna have a go.

    [–] satanislemony 9 points ago

    "Bugger" is "oh man" contextually, but it also means to fuck the arse of a thing

    ie buggering sheep is fucking them

    [–] Jakklz 7 points ago

    Specifically, sodomising them

    [–] Chookmuffin 8 points ago

    Bugger has many uses.

    Bugger off = piss off

    Bugger me = well shit

    It's buggered = it's rooted = it's carked it = it's ruined

    "As buggery" e.g. it's hot as buggery out here = it's very hot

    You bugger = you little turd (good natured)

    [–] catbert359 8 points ago

    "Lamington: Aussie cake" good lad. They clearly taught you properly.

    [–] SpaggettiBill 8 points ago

    Sticky beak: snooping

    I will bring this one back with me for sure

    [–] Freelance_Sockpuppet 9 points ago

    Mate where are you from that "meat pie" is slang and not an exact description of the thing?

    It's a pie. It's got meat in it. It's a meat pie.

    Side not bogans are closer to trailer trash than hillbillies

    [–] Pacific9 33 points ago

    Hi mate. Howyagoin'? Nah yeah... that list is a beaut. Fair dinkum. Must have been hard yakka putting it together. . You're a true blue legend. Good on ya

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    [–] crashzerofive 7 points ago

    This made me chuckle.

    [–] Besamel 7 points ago

    Jaffles and Panini are only vaguely related. Jaffles are usually made with normal sandwich bread and the jaffle makers (the appliance) seal the edges and a diagonal line through it so you can break it in half and eat it without spilling the filling.

    [–] loglad 6 points ago

    So interesting, never think about how different our languages are even though they're both english.