More Aussie Slang

The Culture

hoon=a young man who drives recklessly

*also a verb, hooning—mainly used in hooning around, common hoon behavior is doing burnouts/donuts/excessive speeding, there is even legislation called Anti-Hoon Laws

how are you going?=how are you doing?

*go replaces do in a lot of instances asking about someone (how did you go?)

arvo=afternoon

morno=morning

doona=duvet cover

esky=cooler

pumpkin=any kind of winter squash

*pumpkin is here all year round because it’s not actual pumpkin

relly=relative

brolly=umbrella

sango= sandwich

chalkie=teacher

stick fat= show loyalty to

squiz=to have a look at

that’s me done= I’m finished

pokies=poker/slot machine

hotel=bar/restaurant

bottle-o=bottle shop=liquor store

barbie=barbecue

*as in a type of party or the object (a grill)

manchester=linens

*i.e. a department in a store would be called manchester

pot= 10 oz beer

schooner= 15 oz beer

pint= 20 oz beer

*even though a pint is 16 oz……

servo=service station=gas station

postie=postman=mailman

prezzie=present

Chrissie= Christmas

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