Though the UK and Australia are close cousins, each country still has its own unique slang and vocabulary which not only sets it apart from the other but also causes confusion between tourists and natives. So if you are wanting some tips for your first time in Australia, having a peek at some Australian expressions is an excellent place to start.
We’ve put together some of the most interesting Australian slang words and phrases so that you can mix with the locals and speak like a true Aussie:
1. Drongo– a fool or no-hoper, someone who is not all there or whose ‘lights are on but no-one’s home’. The word comes from a 1920s racehorse who never won a single race out of 37.
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Mr & Mrs Payne, Wonders of Australia
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