Monday, 20 March 2006

Flat out like a lizard drinking

Aussie Slang

Debra, Pam and myself were introduced to some new aussie slang this weekend. Such words included Franger, too easy, pingers and dead horse.

Franger – the Aussie term of this amused us somewhat. We were belting this word out like no one was listening and was reminded on more than one occasion by Pam that although we think this word is funny and we don’t know what it is, the rest of Australia does in fact and know when ones says Franger they are actually talking about a condom!

Too Easy – means cool or good.

Dead Horse – this is an odd one but dead horse actually means tomato sauce.

I tested these words out with the girls at work and in fact the meanings we were told were correct. One of the girls referred me to the Aussie slang website where I had a blast finding more Aussie slang and sayings.

Some of my favourites are

flat out like a lizard drinking
- extremely busy and under pressure from work.

a bit more choke and you would have started
- a statement said to somebody who has just passed wind in public rather loudly.

a few Kangaroos loose in the top paddock
- someone who is mentally 'not quite there, also picnic short of a sandwich , lights are on but nobody is home, etc.

ridgie didge
- genuine, the real thing.

fed up to the back teeth
- use to signify someone is disgusted and/or has lost patience with someone/something/a situation.


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