As most people are probably aware; President Obama just visited Australia. While here he seemed to be having a bit of fun with Australian slang. [You can read WA Today.com.au’s coverage of his trip and “Aussie-isms” here.]
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I too love the Australian slang and have noticed that without meaning to; I have begun to use it as my own. This causes a great deal of confusion for my family and friends in America.
Here is a dictionary to help us through those difficult, all be it, fun conversations…
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This is a very, very short list of words/phrases but they are ones that we use every day.
If you ever plan a trip down under (or if you are Australian and are heading to the States) this might be a list you wish to print and take with you. I hope it helps.
I have certainly had fun learning the difference in language. Who’d thunk there could be such a difference in the usage of the English language? And we haven’t even addressed the spelling differences. That’s for another day.
Cheers = Bye for now,