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    International Slang 101

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by becca, Mar 2, 2009.

    I have noticed that there are a lot of different countries and cultures represented here, and I think that is awesome. But since we all have different ways of saying things it can sometimes get confusing on what other people mean. So I have started this thread to try and work through some of that confusion.

    I thought we could post phrases of slang that we use in our own country and define them for each other, so they can understand what we mean, or what they mean to us. Feel free to re-interpret if they mean something different to you!

    I will, of course, go first.

    United States: 'Off the chain or off the hook': Something so cool, awesome, and amazing that you can't wrap your mind around it.
     
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    Fair dinkum - True, or pertaining to truth, as in "I am being fair dinkum" meaning that one is telling the truth, and/or not exaggerating. ...

    Its stupid and "old generation" but everyone i know, including myself use it often. Fair dinkum.
     
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    Smoko - work break - cup of tea / coffee or time for a cigarette.



    There is way way way too much Aussie slang. The whole nation is built on it (like all i gues). But i'm not sure what is "Aussie" slang and whats "Motherland" slabg




    A favourite


    Pommy/Pom - Englishmen
     
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    What's up? - How are you doing?; Anything new going on in your life?; hey.
     
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    kos emec- lit. Your mother's custard (or some other word beginning with "c")

    It's used to show general displeasure, like: "darn it" or "shucks"
     
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    [FONT=&quot]LHAHA, i was going to post a whole heap in a joke-around scenario - but my brain can't hack it, its too early.
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    Hmm, let's see - Where I grew up there were:

    Switches: small branches, yanked off early so they were still a little green, that you got "switched" or "a switchin' " with when you misbehaved. On top of that, Santa didn't leave coal for bad children - he left switches.

    Coke: every soft drink ever. Sprite? It's a coke. Root beer? It's a coke. Coke? That's a - well, that's a diet coke because the normal stuff is way too sweet-tasting for me.

    in retail there are

    Babysitters: video game demo units

    Kid-killers: The long product-hanging rods put up on endcaps and such during holidays when a store has more inventory.

    Strays: things left behind at a register or our of place around a store for some, poor retail worker to put up.

    I could list some serving lingo from my short, horrifying stint as a waitress but that would take way too long. :rolleyes: I've worked and been terrible at way too many "normal" jobs.
     
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    i guess i should add Australian to the: "languages i can't understand" column
     
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    "So one late arvo, an ankle biter Aussie gets aggro with a pommy outside a pub.

    “Hey no need to get barney” said the bonza Sheila to the man with the budgie smugglers..

    “How about you shut your cakehole, you stupid chook” chinwagged the Pom swigging down some champers.

    “Your both a bunch of wallies and dags. While you both dick around I’m going to the dunny.”

    Both Aussie and Pom though the guy was just earbashing. Fair Dinkum !"



    - Hahaha that made me laugh. I'm a pom but I used to live in Sydney :)

    Common slang insults round here ..
    'twat' 'pillock'
    'Pull your head in' shut up
    'bugger off' speaks for itself
    'youalright?' start a conversation with someone
    'you goininto town?' - never mind what for
    Words we just chuck in a lot randomly 'actually' 'blatently' nd a ton others but my mind's gone blank
     
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    HAHA, there the common easy ones too.

    Im so going to waste a few hours tonight writing up an Aussie slang story (with a few hundred) just to screw with your heads AND help myself do something, in the need of doing something.
     
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    I am gonna try and translate and see if I can figure it out.

    So one late night, an ornery Austrailian gets aggression with a enghlishman outside a pub.

    Hey there is no need to get pissy," said the crazy woman to the man with the (have no idea!)

    How about you shut your mouth, you stupid (bad word?)" mouthed off the englishman ????????

    "Your both a bunch of jerks and ??? While you mess around I'm going to the bathroom."

    Both Aussie and Pom though the guy was just trash-talking. The truth.


    How did I do? Terrible?
     
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    Hahahaha!!! close enough..ish
     
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    Post it on here!
    :) I'd heard all the words except 'earbashing'. oh and budgie smugglers - what th hell???

    i'm just a dag :p
     
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    the cheddar - Money, cash.
     
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    "So one late arvo (Afternoon), an ankle biter(Small kid) Aussie gets aggro (Aggressive) with a pommy outside a pub.

    “Hey no need to get barney(Agrument)” said the bonza(Attractive) Sheila(Women - International that lol) to the man with the budgie smugglers..

    “How about you shut your cakehole (Mouth), you stupid chook (Women)” chinwagged the Pom swigging (Drinking Hard) down some champers (Champaigne).

    “Your both a bunch of wallies and dags (stupid idiots). While you both dick (fool) around I’m going to the dunny (Toilet).”

    Both Aussie and Pom though the guy was just earbashing (Full of shi., having a go). Fair Dinkum !"



    I can only show you what Budgie smugglers are, i cant tell you.
     
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    Smackhead - druggie
    Tripping - high

    i think these are pretty universal too..

    haha. budgie smugglerssss
     
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    Now come on, use your discriptive words for pracitce! Are Budgie smugglers clothing?
     
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    Budgie Smuggler - Need i say nothing more.

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    Ohta. I think I got it. Underpants or underwear? Or speedos specifically?
     
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    Aha I had heard it somewhere before!!! *triumph*
    Godd. I'm going senile. That's scary.

    Yehhh... budgie smugglers- it is descriptive really...

    Pissing it down -- pouring rain
     
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    Yeah cause it looks like your smuggling.....


    Theres also a slang called cockatoo run which is funny because Its going along the term of budgie smuggler (Both budgie and cockatoo being birds) but with a lot of men running down a beach at the same time...
     
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    Ohta. Now I got it. ;)
     
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    Hahaha..cockatoo run! :p

    Yup that makes sense. Descriptive words the Aussies have.
     
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    You know....birds make nice pets if your not allergic.
     
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    good point well made.

    haha i like this thread!!
     

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