So you might not have known, but today Australia’s national dictionary has just been updated for the first time since 1988. It’s basically a book about Australian mannerisms, the words and phrases we use that sound like utter garbage to other countries.
Question is — what’s your favourite Aussie slang?
Given the increased frequency of words like “flogged”, “bugger” and other country-esque phrases over the last year, it’s difficult to argue against the notion that I have something of a bogan streak in me. Just the other day a colleague was laughing at how I seem to call everyone “old mate”, which is more or less code for “that person whose name I can’t remember right now”.
Even when I can actually remember their name, but it’s a natural reflex and OK shut up I’m a bogan go away.
But we all have a little straya streak from time to time. And Australia has some fantastic phrases perfect for any situation.