Episode 11- Slang. USA vs Australia.
This episode we will bring to you something a little different. Slang is everywhere these days. As much as writers will try to avoid using it, they cannot hide from it. So this show, we will explore some slang english and what better way to do it than have American slang versus Australian? Afterall, us Aussies are notorious for it.
Why we use slang: from website:
Catharines Slang contribution:
Beat – Stereo system in a car.
Get your Issue – Death Sentence
Hood – neighborhood
Ratchet – Girl from the Ghetto
Tight – flash or cool
What’s up with it? – What’s up, what’s good?
Shawty – girlfriend
Get it in – Sex, hours of work
Ya Feel me? Do you understand?
Jump off – mistress
Swag – personal Style, confidence
Slap – Cool song or loud music
Hater – Slander, heinous deed against you, contempt
It’s a wrap – it’s over
Kiss the baby – it’s over
Go hard or go home – make the effort
Paper – Money
Bopper – whore
Pop off – Drama, fight is brewing
Fire on you – punch you
Damien’s slang contribution:
Ankle biter: small child
Awning over the toy shop: male beer belly (the toy shop being the male reproductive organs)
Berko: angry in a unreasonable way
Big bikkies: lots of money
Bloody oath: Of course! that’s certainly true!!
On the Blower: on the telephone
Bonzer: great, terrific
Boofhead: idiot – stupid.
Chock a block or Chocker’s: full to the point you can fill no more or crowded to over flowing
G’day Cobber: welcome close friend
Crack-a-Coldie: a cold beer
Cozzie: swimming costume (NSW)
Crikey!: surprise at something
Daks: trousers or shorts or underpants
Dero: tramp, hobo, homeless person (from “derelict”)
Dog’s breakfast: a mess or messy
Going off like a frog in a sock: Going mental.
Fair dinkum : true, genuine
Grouse (adj.) : great, terrific, very good
Flat out like a Lizard drinking, : flat out, busy
Ridgy-didge : original, genuine
Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike / tits on a bull : unhelpful or incompetent person or thing – “he, she or
Yobbo : an uncouth person
Yewy : u-turn in traffic (“chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights”)
Have you ever attended a Renaissance Faire? Consider the participants, do they really belong in another time? Do you?
Bring out your dead. Well kind of. Not an old piece. A piece read out from my neighbour.
Word of the week:
Bodgy: meaning of inferior quality
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Catharine: www.yourbookstartshere.com twitter: @cbramkamp