Wednesday 21 February 2024

Aussie Slang

 


Time for some more Aussie slang, phrases and such.


Unit: A flat or apartment, I have always considered a flat to be located above shops or part of a divided house


Vee Dub: A Volkswagen usually the VW Bettle


Walkabout: A walk in the outback by Aborigines lasting for who

knows how long. Or something is lost as in can't be

found.


Weekend Warrior: Someone in the Army Reserves


Useful as tits on a bull: Useless or incompetent

15 comments:

  1. In San Francisco, we used to call apartments, Flats. I lived in several flats! In the 60’s we called VW’s Bugs - then there were the Baja Bugs. My parents had 2 bugs when I was a kid- I had a 71 camper bus till the mid 90’s. The engine caught on fire on the freeway and my kid was sitting in the back where the engine was. He barely got out in time.

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    1. My parents had a Vee Dub beetle and a Vee Dub station wagon which I didn't know they made until Mum told me about it, having an engine catch fire isn't good at all.

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  2. Here in the States, we refer to a weekend warrior as someone who only exercises on the weekends due to their work schedules.
    Blessings, Jo-Anne!

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  3. I still call any block divided into self contained homes "flats". "Villa units" sit next to each other, all at ground level. This became tricky only when young Australians starting adopting Americanisms.

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    1. So bloody true, I live in a Villa, apartments are what I think of in high rise buildings

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  4. All of those basically carry over, though you don't hear walkabout much, and we replace "bull" with "boar hog".

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  5. I like to pop in on Wednesdays and learn new words : ) Hope you're doing well!

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  6. We must be part Aussie as we use several of those terms or phrases in our daily lives!

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  7. I've heard of walkabouts and the last one--lol!
    I've heard weekend warrior used here, too--I have just assumed it means the same thing.
    Here we call Volkswagon Beetles "Bugs". :)

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  8. That's interesting and I think many of us call the Vee Dub Beetle a bug

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  9. This is the first time that I think I could have guessed what they mean except for the last two.

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