A Lesson in Aussie English 1


Aside from the accent, understanding Aussie English was a chore at first. They use a lot of slang and shorten almost every word. I don’t know if it is just because a lot of my Aussie “relos” are “truckies”, but they tend to curse more than anyone I have encountered in my travels! Below you will find a list of some of the more common Aussie slang words. If you plan on visiting Australia, this will help you out a soon as you land!

Ambo- Ambulance

Barbie – Barbecue

Bludger – Lazy Person

Brekkie – Breakfast

Bush Pig – Disgusting, Dirty Person

Chook – Chicken

Docos – Documentaries

Fair Dinkum – True, Genuine (I still have no clue how to use this)

Garbo – Garbage Man

Maccas – MacDonald’s Restaurant

Mole – A woman with an unattractive personality (This one cracks me up every time)

Relos – Relatives

Piss – Beer

Servo – Gas Station (I had no idea what this was for weeks)

Spewin’ – Very Angry

Sunnies – Sunglasses

Truckie – Truck Driver

Uni – University

Wog – An insult to people of Mediterranean origin


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.


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