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Swaggie/Swagman

There are no flies on your typical little "Aussie Battler" when it comes to a colourful expression or a well aimed insult.

This A to Z of Great Aussie Slang contains a wealth of our funniest and most irreverent words and sayings.

Australia's rich and colourful 'Slanguage' ... sometimes known as 'Strine' testifies to our verbal inventiveness and our happy go-lucky approach to life.

It also reflects much of our national history.

Our penchant for rhyming slang can probably be traced back to our convict origins.

Many Aussie words and phrases date back to our pioneering past, having been coined by long-forgotten shearers, drovers, squatters and swaggies.

Our traditional songs and classic Australian poems have probably done more than anything to keep alive much of our outback slang dating back to the 19th century.

Many of our later... more outrageous expressions gained international attention in the late 1960's by the 'Beer swilling' comic strip creation of Barry McKenzie. Barry "Bazza" McKenzie was further popularised in two films... The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) and Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974).

 

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Some of the phrases and words in these pages... To quote Bazza McKenzie himself... "Are a bit on the crudish side and are mostly concerned with the partaking of alcohol, bodily functions and sexual activity"

It is more important than ever to keep our own colourful language alive. After all... slang has been called 'The Poetry of the People' and us Aussie's are a Bloody Poetic lot!

OK!!!!!! Enough yabber from this old ocker ... take a trip to the dunny, then grab a coldie and a dog's eye with dead horse on the way back, get a matilda, and have a Captain Cook at what we have to say and what it all means.

If you did not understand a word of what I have just said ENTER here and find out what it means and more about our Aussie lingo.

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