Strewth! It only seems right that we all get a fair crack of the whip and learn a bit of Australian slang.
The hashtag #AussieSayings has been doing the rounds on Twitter this week, with hundreds of people using it to share some of their favourite pieces of Aussie slang.
Australian singer Ricki-Lee Coulter joined in on the Australian slang action, saying her favourite phrase is to “chuck a u’ey”, while others’ favourites included “I went on a Maccas run in my tracky-dacks”.
If you’ve been left scratching your head about what some Aussie words and phrases mean, then don’t fret because we’ve got you covered. Here’s the Aussie dictionary full of dingo dongers, Roman sandals and a rolling rissole. Stop carrying on like a pork chop and have a crack at these. You can thank us later.
Give it a fair go:
#AussieSayings Fair suck o' the sauce bottle
— okka (@ozeokka) March 8, 2015
Let’s get some food from the school cafeteria:
Let's go get some tucker from the tuck shop #aussiesayings
— Mikki Kiem (@MikkiKiem_35) March 8, 2015
Do a U-turn:
" Chuck a U'ey! " 😂😂😂 #AussieSayings
— RICKI-LEE (@TheRickiLee) March 8, 2015
— Trumpstain Lowgrabber (@MartinPribble) March 8, 2015
Extremely anxious for sex:
— (((Hapless Pete))) (@haplesspete) March 8, 2015
A person who’s not too bright:
A roo loose in the top paddock. Couple of snags short of a barbecue. Couple of forks short of a canteen. #Aussiesayings
— Mark Colvin (@Colvinius) March 8, 2015
Very busy or hard at work:
Flat out like a lizard drinking
— Graeme (@centro16) March 8, 2015
Going crazy, making a scene:
Going off like a frog in a sock! #AussieSayings
— 🏳️🌈 mr magpie 🏳️🌈 (@1972magpie) March 8, 2015
See you later:
Something that is unnecessary or useless:
As useless as an ashtray on a motorbike.#AussieSayings
— Steve Thompson (@stevethompson49) March 8, 2015
And just for the record, no-one says this, ever:
Chuck a shrimp on the barbie ~ SAID NO AUSSIE EVER! #AussieSayings
— SymoneinOz (@symoneinOz) March 8, 2015