Crikey! Some Aussie Slang

The funnest way to distinguish the variations of English language usage from country to country is to look at slang. My wife just returned from Australia and gave me a guide to Aussie slang. Here are some examples:

Crikey! = Exclamation of surprise

Dinki-di = The real Australian thing

Fair dinkum = The real or genuine thing

Drongo = An idiot or stupid person

Bludger = A lazy person

Bonza = Great. Excellent. 

Kip = A nap

Sheila = A woman

Sickie = An unnecessary sick day

Stroppy = Someone in a bad mood

Hoo Roo = See you later


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