Straya (our way of saying Australia)
This is a nice lighthearted video with the usual Australian self-mockery – we love a bit of that. How many of the people and places can you identify? Kudos to … Continue reading
‘ranga’, ‘red’, ‘bluey’, ‘ginger’
All words for a redhead (even if their hair is actually orange). Careful with these; ‘ranga’ actually comes from orangutan (an orange-haired ape) so can be considered derogatory. Question: Who … Continue reading
jobs – chippy, sparky, brickie, dunny diver – what are you talking about?!
Why use the correct word when you can have some fun and bamboozle non-native English speakers? chippy – a carpenter (they make chips when the cut up wood) sparky – … Continue reading
20 ways we will change your name in Australia
If you have more than one syllable in your name, be prepared to lose all but one and possibly add a “y’ or ‘z’ to the end. If we don’t … Continue reading