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Chickenhouse Apparel : Australian Slang and Sayings

Aussies don't say cobber anymore. But they do have some sayings that are still quite common. Especially in rural areas.



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Usless as bull tits

Usless as bull tits
Implies a person has little or no value.

3 bricks short

3 bricks short
A metaphor for a person's brain. It implies something is missing in a person's brain and so they are a bit strange or stupid.

Snag short of barbie

Snag short of barbie
A metaphor for a person's brain. Barbie is short for barbeque. It implies something is missing in a person's brain and so they are a bit strange or stupid.

Shit before shovel

Shit before shovel
Please, you should go first.

A sandwich short

A sandwich short
This a metaphor for a person's brain. Implying there is something missing hence they are a bit strange of stupid.

Nick off

Nick off
Please go away.

Lizard drinking

Lizard drinking
Someone who is very busy.

Larrikin

Larrikin
Someone who has lots of fun, is a bit cheeky and enjoys practical jokes. Or a rebellious child.

Knee high grasshopper

Knee high grasshopper
Someone who is very short. Usually only used to describe children or yourself when you were young.

Few kangaroos loose

Few kangaroos loose
Top paddock is an analogy for someone's head or brain, the kangaroos loose imply that somethings not right. So it means someone who is not right in the head.

I dunno

I dunno
Literally means "I don't know".

Happy as a pig

Happy as a pig
This means you are happy, excited or relieved about something.

Give it heaps

Give it heaps
Usually used in relation to driving. Means to accelarte fastly, speed or otherwise drive in an unsafe manner.

Frog and Toad

Frog and Toad
Let's leave or "hit the road". Where frog and toad is rhyming slang for road.

Feeling crook

Feeling crook
I don't feel well.

Don't chuck a Spaz

Don't chuck a Spaz
Don't act in an irrational way with spasmodic movements.

Chock a block

Chock a block
Meaning chock full, from an old nautical term.

Bucket of prawns

Bucket of prawns
This means to leave. Word play between "I'm off" to go and "off prawns" prawns that have spoiled in the sun.

Brains were gunpowder

Brains were gunpowder
Said to a person of low intelligence or someone who has done something stupid.

Banana Bender

Banana Bender
Slang term for someone from Queensland. Referencing the fact that a lot of bananas are grown in Queensland.

Mad woman's piss

Mad woman's piss
Said to or about someone who is driving erratically.

mad woman's breakfast

mad woman's breakfast
Said to or about someone who is driving erratically.

accident looking to happen

accident looking to happen
Implies that I am an extremely clumsy person.

A bit of choke

A bit of choke
Usually said to someone who has just passed wind. Implies that they've made a noise similar to someone trying to start a car.

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