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English Slang

UK Slang

 

BANGERS–Sausages. A very common meal is BANGERS and MASH (sausages and mashed potatoes). The sausages are called BANGERS because they will burst if you do not pierce them while they are cooking

BOBBY–Policeman in the UK. The term came from Robert Peel, the “inventor” of the policeman

BROLLY–Umbrella

CORKING–Excellent; splendid.Often used sarcastically

ELEVENSES–Morning coffee (TEA) break

LOLLY– Popsicle

NIPPER–A young boy, a kid

SACK–To fire from a job

SPEND A PENNY–To go to the toilet. From the days when public conveniences required a penny to be put in the slot to enter

WELLIES–WELLINGTONS. Rubber boots. The Duke of Wellington invented rubber boots

UNDERGROUND–(With a capital letter) the London subway system. Also called The Tube

OFF YOUR TROLLEY’ – Mad

RUDDY–Similar to bloody. “That ruddy Boss!”

 

Australian Slang

 

ALF–Stupid person

AMBER FLUID—Beer

AWARD WAGE–Minimum pay rate

BARBIE–(barbecue) Like a cook out Spanish origin, ‘barbacoa, from Arawak language

BELT UP!–Shut up!

BOOZE BUS– Police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers

CAARN!–Traditional rallying cry at football games (contraction of “Come on!”)

DAG–A funny person, nerd, goof

RECKON!–You bet! Absolutely!

RHINO–Money (real money, not the cockies’ ‘shinplasters’!)

ROOTED—Tired

SHARK BUSCUIT–Somebody new to surfing

TRUE BLUE–Dinkum, patriotic

YANK TANK–An American car

 

 

New Zealand Slang

 

BLOKE–man

BONK–sexual intercourse

BUGGERED—exhausted

CHOOK–slang for chicken

CUPPA–a cup of tea or coffee

DUNNY–toilet

FACE–a steep and generally featureless hillside with no significant spurs or creeks

JANDALS–flip-flops, i.e. kind of footwear

KARAKAI—prayer

KIP–to sleep, especially a nap

KNACKERED–exhausted

LOO–toilet

MILO–a hot chocolate drink

PISSED–drunk

PAVLOVA–kind of dessert

 

 

 

 

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