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haha, well we do say mcdonalds too, but we like to shorten things so maccas is good. haha if u are coming here and u think that maccas sounds funny, then u will find lots else funny too and probably wont have a clue what someone is on about at times.lol
Mmmmm, Maccas…HJs, Nandos…
Are you heading this way Curtis? You’ll love it!
took me forever to call french fries: chips and ketchup: tomato sauce.
then i came home and had to train myself to say it the other way once again
wow if you think Maccas is strange –wait till you meet the real aussies who have a nickname for everything and anything!!! <!-graemlin::)—>
Aussies luv to make things short and easy!
lol deary me its strange coming from australia to think about our language as different haha but he was some weird words…
check out this web sight http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html its the aussie slang dictionary… keep in mond alot of people dont use all of these words but alot of bushies do lol
n for aussies its funny to look at and see the words u use but didnt know they were particulary aussie slang… i did this in gr 10 n i was like haha so funny
lol i agree with mel it is strange to think our language is different. but wouldnt change it for the world!! <!--graemlin::)-->
i bought an australian slang book at an airport for my american friend and she loves it. also it helps me becuase when we talk i dont have to explain what every 2nd word i say means.
gday mate, how ya goin? It’s not a load of bull that us aussies are too slack to say all words properly, so yer we have maccas instead of mcdonalds. our dunnies also flush in the opposite direction than in the northern hemisphere…and im sure all the aussies out there will be happy to sit back with a middy of beer or a glass of plonk and give cheers to our great country! You beauty!
Whoa Danki over exaggerate much haha! I think I saw that slang book it’s great! it’s so funny cause there’s some words in there you don’t even think of as slang but apparently they are lol
Speaking of middys of beer… how big would a middy be? Or a schooner?
Middy can mean different things, 1 strenght (ie mid-streght) 2 amount ie(285 ml(10 fl oz)) Usually amount.
a schooner is usually 425ml(12 Fl oz)
Each state has some differences.
“Maccas” is just slang. Like “Mickey D’s” in North America.
In Germany we say Macces, too. <!--graemlin:;)-->
thats so funny that macca’s is like slang.
being an aussie i suppose you just dont notice it.
you will have a ball if you are coming out here, you’ll pick up on some funny little slang words <!--graemlin::)-->
Pretty much just shorten (or lengthen?) any word and you’ll be right! Actually, when you think about it, there isn’t really much logic to it…it just is.
Servo= Service Station
Bomb= an old crap car
Barbie= barbeque (BBQ)
Slab= a case of beer
Bottlo= bottle shop
haha thats so funny, i use things like traino and servo.
gotta love the tv show ‘Kath and Kim’ tho, the australian one that is NOT THE AMERICAN. it makes fun of us aussies to the extreme.
It was funny when i did my European tour last year the Americans thought we were hilarious, and i had to explain what words like ‘arvo’ meant cos they hadn’t heard it.
we pretty much shorten any work we possibly can =D
LoL Lana I had the same experience with my American mates on our Euro tour.
Funniest moment was when I said “Yeah, she’s a Ranga”
My American Friend (Cali Accent) “You Aussie’s, you shorten everything. What’s a Ran-gur”
“A read headed person”
lol I think you may have to be aussie to get the ranga thing?? I dunno.
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