Monday, 7 February 2011

The Language of Oz

While I've been here, mixing with the locals, I have inevitably been introduced to some new expressions. I thought I'd share them for those of you who have yet to visit Sydney and specifically the Potts Point area.

totes = totally

ridic = ridiculous

awks = awkward

general abbreviation occurs whenever possible

smash it = eat/drink quickly
e.g. I smashed that sushi.

shithouse = used as a adjective to describe something crap
e.g. That show was shithouse

trashbag = a person who is drunkard

to root = a verb used in sexual connotations

cancer = an expletive


"One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die."
- Evelyn Waugh

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