aussie slang

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Funny

Dux : top of the class (n.); to be top of the class (v.) - "She duxed four of her subjects".

Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually inadequate ("he's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock")

Pommy's towel, as dry as a : very dry - based on the canard that Poms bathe about once a month

The Obscure

Ugg boots : Australian sheepskin boots worn by surfers since at least the 1960s to keep warm while out of the water. Also worn by airmen during WW1 and WW2 because of the need to maintain warmth in non-pressurized planes at high altitudes.

Feral : V8 ute (q.v.) sporting large heavy bullbar, numerous aerials, large truck mudflaps and stickers almost all over the rear window and tailgate. Sometimes seen with a Mack emblem on the bonnet and always with large (multiple) driving lights

Spruiker : man who stands outside a nightclub or restaurant trying to persuade people to enter

Brown-eyed mullet : a turd in the sea (where you're swimming!)

Bushman's hanky : Emitting nasal mucus by placing one index finger on the outside of the nose (thus blocking one nostril) and blowing.

The ???

Dingo's breakfast
: a yawn, a leak and a good look round (i.e. no breakfast)

Dole bludger : somebody on social assistance when unjustified

Gabba : Wooloongabba

Many, many more here.