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Fluent in Aussie-English by lupisashes Fluent in Aussie-English by lupisashes
My first language! 8D

It's amusing and kinda annoying how many times I've had someone go, "huh?" when I've said, "Is it dear?" or "that's really dear! Where the hell is someone supposed to get that kind of money!? D8" As dear is (was? Damned Americanisation killing off our lingo) used to mean expensive.

Then there's words like fanny, fairy floss, ANZAC (introduce your face to your desk, if you're Aussie or a Kiwi and don't know what that acronym stands for), prawns, Pom, wog, chuffed, etc, that also get a few WTF reactions. XD


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Does anyone want another other languages in this style of stamp? If not, I'll leave 'em be. And my watchers cheer. XD


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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've gotten a weird look every now and again, cause people don't understand Australian. And a few have said, "lets throw a shrimp on the barbie".
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N-ugatory--Vibrato Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Writer
I swear the amount of times that I've gotten weird looks or replies from people because the difference between our lingo and other country's lingo... XDD
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EskimoDogsRule Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
aye mate!

right you are there XD

and another one that i find hilarious reactions to: how ya gahn?
XD
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Linaevange Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I have this problem all of the time. I'm not even joking.
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BlackandWhiteDragons Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Texters, 'nough said there. I moved to the UK in 2004, and I I said to people (and I kept forgetting not to say it) "Can I borrow your texter?" and they're all like "lolwah?".

And Thongs (SHOE).
And Cordial.
And Barbie.
And Didgeridoo.
And ... you get the idea.

Poms ... ack! AND EVERYONE SINGLE ONE OF THEM I HAVE MET HAS TASTED VEGEMITE AND SPAT IT OUT. WTF? I LOVE VEGEMITE, I JUST HAD A DOUBLE DECKED VEGEMITE SANDWICH. AUSSIE PRIDE, MAN.
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BatCat20 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student General Artist
HELLS YAH! XD
VEGIMITE IS LOVE
VEGIMITE IS LIFE
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
VEGEMITE FOR THE WIN!
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BatCat20 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student General Artist
HAHA
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
VEGEMITE IS LIFE.
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BatCat20 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student General Artist
YUUUUSH
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Everyone eats it out of the jar, and vegemite chocolate is the best ever.
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BatCat20 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't eat it out of the jar XD
BUT I FUCKING LOOOVE VEGIMITE CHOCOLATE XD
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SockyDominiq Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THONGS.

The shoe, you perv. Not the other one.
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Bill-Clay Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I speak the lingo fluently myself. I love my sunburnt country
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hoiist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010   Filmographer
We need an Aussie - BAse American Dictionary
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lupisashes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true. One that doesn't just focus on slang, anyway... And is up-to-date. ._.
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hoiist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010   Filmographer
hahah
Lol
And helps people understand PM Dribble
Like "Fair shake of the sauce bottle " xD
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lupisashes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How's that one hard to work out? ._.
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hoiist Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010   Filmographer
I know
But people are all like,
what does that mean
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destiny18au Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair dinkum mate :p LOL Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oi, Oi, Oi - Yes we are Australian the fanny one always cracks me up especially when Americans say it here and we all laugh and they don't get why we are laughing at them, they need the Aussie slang dictionary and yes it does exist.
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TwiggyHarajuku Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Ahaha! Being Australian myself I get that a lot from my boyfriend (he's German).

You did forget mention barbie, snags, roos, loos, gaol and plenty more, but still great concept!
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lupisashes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD

I'm pretty sure we spell it jail. ._. I know it used to be spelt gaol, like ages ago, when we still considered ourselves Poms. But I'm pretty sure we've changed it since then.

Thank you~ :D
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TheDevilsBreath Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Writer
Lol I still spell it gaol.
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albedosreqium Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How about Canadian.... We have our own quirks, too, eh!
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lupisashes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do~

What are some examples?
I'm afraid I haven't seen anything really different. Or I've taken it as American. ._. *shot*
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albedosreqium Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well,

colour... the infamous u.... (is that an aussie thing as well?)

Eh, is more of a speach thing than a writing thing. I guess when us silly damn Canadians say about... it sounds like aboot. I don't hear it though.

Ummm... I know there was a few saying that I get, "er, what?" from my American friends. "right off" They didn't get that saying... (meaning that it unrecoverable, completly destoryed) as an example, eh.
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lupisashes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yus. It is. 8D Do you spell things with a 'z' as well? Like Organisation == Organization?

XD Unless you have a really, really obvious accent (like a Scottish or Russian one) I can't generally tell either.

I don't think I've heard that either. Wouldn't it be easy as to work out in a sentence? This could be the Aussie in me talking; we make shit up on the spot and generally allow it as an actual word/phrase How would you use it? Like, "that computer's right off?"
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albedosreqium Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That car is a complete right off.

er... and 'completly right off his rocker' is there as well.

I use this saying all the time!
The last one especially.

And the z is abused here as well. It be a pretty letter.
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lupisashes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, I have heard that! Every so often it's used down here. Especially the second one... ._.

S is prettier. It's got curves~ :iconimhappyplz:
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destiny18au Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Shy's dad always ends his sentences with "Eh" he is Canadian from a place near Toronto, yet to go over and meet the family even though his Dad keeps on insisting we do but it's pretty funny Shy is so use to it he doesn't notice it, but I do.
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