It's a sleepy afternoon at the office. So, when the latest Intrepid Adventure newsletter arrived in my mailbox, I started reading the travel tales. Now this is interesting.
I know the Aussies are notorious for shortening words like brekky (breakfast), sanga (sandwich), snag (sausage), barbie (barbecue) but I never knew about the rhyming slang. For example, to have a 'Captain Cook' is to have a look. Your 'china plate' is your mate and the 'billy lids' are the kids.
Upon further checking, I found out that a simple minded person is also known as the Wombat which happens to be my favourite Aussie animal, and that a Yobbo is a loutish, surly youth. Here are some really cute ones that put a smile on my face:
Ankle biter - a small or young child
Cakehole - mouth
Crapper - toilet
Dunny - an outside toilet, lavatory
Dick stickers - mens brief style bathers
Hair of the dog - an alcoholic drink taken to relieve a hangover
Hard yacka - hard work
She'll be apples - all is well
Spit the dummy - get very upset about something
Well, I hope you've enjoyed this.
Hooroo - goodbye!!