Heading to Australia? Here's a handy lesson in Aussie slang

Courtesy of our friends over at Contiki

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G'day mates - it's Australia Day, so stop carrying on like a pork chop and get up to speed with your Aussie slang, with a little help from our pals over at Contiki.

Offering 37 incredible trips around Australia – from its white sandy beaches to breathtakingly beautiful outback – youth travel experts Contiki are well equipped to lend us Brits some advice on planning a trip Down Under in 2016. 

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They're also offering 15% off all Australian tours (7 days or longer) today, but before you go ahead and book, here's a little lesson in Aussie-speak, so that you'll fit right in when you arrive. 

SLANG

"Woop woop"

TRANSLATION

A name given to small Australian town in the middle of nowhere

"Oh crikey, he lives out in woop woop."

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"Tracky-dacks"

TRANSLATION

Loose and incredibly comfortable sweatpants

"Can't wait to get home and get my tracky-dacks on."

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"Maccas"

TRANSLATION

The classic dining establishment named McDonalds

"Forget ya diet, let's get maccas for dinner."

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"Bottle-O"

TRANSLATION

A shop that sells alcohol – no booze for sale at the supermarket Down Under!

"Just headin' down to the bottle-o to pick up a slab."

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SLANG

"Stoked"

TRANSLATION

When you're intensely enthusiastic or excited about something – common phrase amongst surfers

"Yeah mate, I was pretty stoked with that set."

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You can also up the game with some phrases:

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"Full as a goog"

TRANSLATION

How you feel after consuming a few too many meat pies and lamingtons

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"As mad as a gum tree full of galahs"

TRANSLATION

To describe someone who is acting irrationally

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"Flat out like a lizard drinkin"

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Feeling extremely rushed and busy

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"He's got a few roos loose in the top paddock"

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Someone who isn't making sense 

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"See you round like a rissole"

TRANSLATION

See you later

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As easy as that. Now you're a true blue, dinky di Aussie!

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