The weirdest Aussie Slangs

There’s a lot you learn and discover when you first move to a new country; the culture, the trends, the fashion, the economy and of course the language. It’s well established that Australian accent is not always easy to understand but I had no clue that Australian English was nothing like the English I know and learned growing up, it’s different and far from both British and American English. For starters, they have a slang for every word and it’s just ridiculous sometimes :p

Disclaimer: I’m not saying that because it’s hard for me to understand ( Read: It IS hard for me to understand)

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  1. Australia – Down under / Straya
  2. Australians – Aussies
  3. Afternoon – Arvogiphy (1).gif
  4. Biscuit – Bikky
  5. Broadmeadows – Broady
  6. Barbeque – Barbie
  7. Burger King – Hungry Jacksgiphy (2).gif
  8. Breakfast – Brekkie
  9. Chocolate – Chocky
  10. Chicken – Chook
  11. Cup – Cuppa
  12. Cockroach – Cockie
  13. Cigarette – Ciggy
  14. Documentary – Doccos
  15. French Fries – Chips ( If you say fries they DO NOT understand, Once I had to repeat myself several times and resorted to just googling an image and then got – Oh, CHIPS!)FairInfantileArcticduck-size_restricted.gif
  16. Football – Footy
  17. Garage – Servo
  18. Laptop – Lappy
  19. Macdonalds – Macca’s
  20. Mosquito – Mozzy tenor (1).gif
  21. Registration – Rego
  22. Pregnant – Preggas
  23. Salvation Army – Salvos
  24. Smoking – Smoko
  25. Tradesman – Traddie
  26. Tasmania – Tazzy
  27. Tennis – Tenno
  28. Toilet – Dunnytenor (2).gif

Still sure you wanna come to Australia? Well, it is ridiculously pretty out here. :p

You might have heard or seen some or all of the below, let me know if you ever had an embarrassing encounter with Australian slang.

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Melbourne in a glance

australia-vector-kangaroo-5I landed in Melbourne on February 27th, 2018 and it was a bright warm day. It was after a 21-hour long flight and a very hard goodbye and my body was close to giving up – overwhelmed I was at the least and freaking out with paranoia, panic and uncertainty at best.

If I were to sum up what I thought of Melbourne in a glace, here are the things that top the list ( given that I remember them vividly to date – October 1, 2018):

Melbourne Airport

First reaction:

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People/ The crowd

I’ve heard of racism in Australia but thank goodness didn’t suffer at the hand of it. In fact, I found Melbourne to be very multicultural and diverse.

The public, in general, is welcoming and polite, and often have much to share. They’re a little oblivious of the other parts of the world but otherwise, the people of Australia are a tret 🙂

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The Small Town Vibe – Think Sims, think lego city

It was like walking into a dollhouse, the buildings resembled colourful huts and apart from the city, there were hardly second stories or buildings :p

As I explore more of Australia, I do realize that’s not the case but most parts (especially regional Victoria) still look as a Sims city to me.

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Confused Weather?

It starts with a frost and chilly wind to a very sunny day and ends with a rain and maybe a little humidity.

In a day I wear a woollen coat as I leave for work and mid-day I’m almost in a singlet and sweating and then suddenly I want some gloves and blanket to cozy up a little. It starts raining whenever the weather feels like and the breeze comes and go.

The concept of Autumn or Spring is unknown in Melbourne, all year round its either a little too cold or a little too hot or it could be both – in a single day :p

 

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Expansive Two-way Roads

Every second road is the main road and its always still crowded. But not as bad as the Lahore traffic, or Dubai traffic. Oh, the jams on Rigga road, Canal Road.

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Nature and colours

It’s all just so pretty.

The Sky!

Blue – all day every day. Just love it! My favourite thing about it all.

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What are Books?| Book Blogger Hop

About Book Blogger Hop

I came across Book Blogger Hop in September, it’s a weekly meme hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

The purpose is just to network with other bloggers and get a chance to answer or ask questions.

So what’s the drill?

Participating bloggers answer the respective week’s question.

If you ever did a Book Blogger Hop then leave a link and I’d be happy to check it out 😉

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

This week’s question is submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books

You are suddenly transported into a future time in which (horrors!) books are unknown. How would you explain books, and how wonderful they are, to the people of that time?

Sadly, even today books and their beauty are unknown to many. I’d encountered a similar situation many times and here’s how I usually respond…

Books are not just a means to learn but to live, to explore and travel and just be, beyond our being. Within pages, someone’s words reach out to you and take you on an adventure, make you suffer, sometimes make you cry…Books are but a friend talking you through the course of life, sometimes make you fall in love, maybe see betrayal, overcome pain, face the darkness or hope for the light.

Books, simply put, are an extension of humans themselves, a cord of life that lives beyond mortality, that holds all emotions except boundaries. Books are limitless and expansive, just like this world and the universe beyond.

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Know of Cool Bookish/ Blog Memes? Let me know!

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Urban Fantasy OR Horror | Book Blogger Hop


Book Blogger Hop: Halloween Edition!

About Book Blogger Hop

I came across Book Blogger Hop in September, it’s a weekly meme hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

The purpose is just to network with other bloggers and get a chance to answer or ask questions.

So what’s the drill?

Participating bloggers answer the respective week’s question.

If you ever did a Book Blogger Hop then leave a link and I’d be happy to check it out 😉

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Saturday, 6 October 2018

This week’s question is submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books

If you HAD to, which of the two genre would you prefer — urban fantasy, or horror, and why?

I do have a desperate desire of watching horror movies despite being a frightened moose for a week later and being bullied by Elmo ( Moeed, a.k.a Husband) for being such a baby, but I don’t necessarily enjoy horror novels. I did read goosebumps when I was younger, back in school, it was not just easily available but also a hot topic amongst friends to see who went through the end without shivering and giving up in the middle. But ever since high school has passed, I’ve never picked up a horror and don’t see myself doing so in near future.

I guess my answer is clear by now, I’d rather do Urban Fantasy – maybe if I had to, I’d pick Vampire academy. I’ve seen people rave about it online and maybe I could stomach it

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Know of Cool Bookish/ Blog Memes? Let me know!

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Everless|Thursday Quotables

About the Meme

Thursday Quotables is one of my favourite Bookish Memes hosted by

It’s as simple as the name, every Thursday, whoever participating, shares a quote from a book. The book could be what they’re currently reading, read in the past or plan to read. 🙂

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Thursday, 4 October 2018

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Book
: Everless

Author: Sara Hollan

Genre: Fantasy / Fiction

“The idea takes hold of me, somewhere deep down, and I know that as soon as I can, I will have to find my own way to the town out of time.” 

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