Talk like a Local: “He said, She said” in Australian

Talk Like a Local — By Alexi Ueltzen on June 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Today’s local slang comes to us from the great continent of Australia and the letter “B”. In line with this week’s theme, we’ve included some examples of common Australian slang for both sexes. Read on, and try to work these phrases into your next trip to Australia. Or, if you don’t have a trip to the outback coming up, daily life.

He says…

Bloody: (Adjective) Very
Ex: Mike’s bloody lucky to be marrying Norma. She’s a beauty.

Buck’s Party: (Noun) Stag Party; Bachelor Party; Men’s night out before a wedding
Ex: Mike’s Buck’s party starts at 10. Don’t forget your camera.

BYO: (Noun; Adjective) An unlicensed restaurant to which you have to Bring Your Own alcohol; Also a barbecue or party.
Ex: Mike’s Buck’s party is BYO. That’s bloody odd.

She says…

Bloke: (Noun) Man; Guy
Ex: Mike’s a very fit looking bloke. Pity he’s getting married.

Bludger: (Noun) Lazy person; Layabout
Ex: On second thought, Mike’s a bit of a bludger. Best to avoid that if possible.

Blue: (Noun) A fight; An argument
Ex: That bloke is going to have a blue or two with Norma when she finds out what a bludger he is.

Want to see more? Check it out here. What’s your favorite Aussie slang term?

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