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    GREETINGS - GOODBYE - ANTIDOTES
    Visiting the local in self drive transport hire

    Why not have a look our lingo/slang if you're visiting from overseas it's fun.

    We don't suggest you use it unless you're with locals who are friends as the sayings may sometimes a few different types of meaning.

    Heaps Lot's of something
    Ged Hey Hello - To reply just say 'Hi - how are you'
    How's it hangin Cheeky way of saying hello - To reply just say just say 'Ok how are you'
    How's it goin Hello - To reply just say just say 'Ok thanks how are you'
    I reckon I feel I think
    See ya later Goodbye and we will see each other again
    See you round We will meet again
    Catch up We will meet again
    Cheerio Goodbye, "see ya later"!
    In a blue moon Once in a while
    Just joshin Just kidding or just joking
    Lingo Language
    Mate A name for any one usually a man that you meet, or if you can't remember someone's name, or an expression of affection amongst male or (sometimes female friends
    Hava gander at To have a glimpse at something
    You Beaut Congratulations or Looks good (actually it can means a few things)
    True blue Genuinely Australian in ones love of the country 'Australia' or it can mean a straight up chap (talks truth and talks straight and acts straight i.e. does thing correctly
    Blimey Actually I counted many areas this could be use in - most relevant is here we would so Blimey mate (meaning you're enforcing what your going to say)
    WORDS WE CUT IN HALF AND ADD 'ie' TOO
    If you look at a lot of lingo we tend to cut the word in half and just add 'ie'. Tinnie, Biccie, Bickie Breakie, Barbie - the reason yep cut the word down so there's more time to drink they said. You have to laugh. Here are some of the 100's we use daily
    Aussie An Australian
    Barbie Barbecue, the backyard barbie is an Australian institution - a grill fuelled by charcoal or gas
    Saltie Crocodile
    Cockie Cockroach
    Mozzie Mosquito
    Cockie Cockatoo
    Tinnie Approx. 14 foot steel or aluminium boat with an outboard motor for fishing
    Crappie Not pleasant
    Bikkie Biscuit
    Brekkie Breakfast
    Crikie This can be a sign of amazement or sign of disapproval- again depends on the situation and body language of the person saying it.
    Cozzies Swimming gear
    Cushie To have it easy
    Big bikkies Ample money
    Pokie Poker machines, slot or fruit machines

    Pollie

    Politician
    Pozzie Position or seat
    Scratchie Instant lottery ticket
    Sickie Paid day off work, usually not due to illness
    Chuck a sickie Paid day off work, usually not due to illness
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    Our Affection With Weather
    Gone Troppo Used in the 1940's till 1980's. Mainly referring to certain folks in Darwin that were affected by the humidity build-up between November and January. Now days we have air-conditioning everywhere so no such problem.
    Goin round the bend Mainly referring to certain folks in Darwin that were affected by the humidity build-up between November and January. Now days we have air-conditioning everywhere so no such problem.
    P*&^%$ Down Mean's raining heavily. Oh when you hear P*&^%$ you will know what we mean.
    Raining Buckets Mean's raining heavily.
    Raining Cats and Dogs Mean's raining heavily.
    Belting down Mean's raining heavily.
    Our Affection With Tomato Sauce
    Fair suck of the sauce bottle To receive a fair go
    Dead Horse Tomato Sauce
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    Money
    Scrapnel Coins
    Loss Change Coins
    $20 Note Redback
    >>>>> Very rarely used -have only heard it on a few occasions- mainly in the 60's in the deep bush when decimal currency was introduced. I actually haven't heard it used since the early 70's myself
    $10 Note Whaler - A it was blue in colour
    >>>>> Very rarely used -have only heard it on a few occasions - mainly in the 60's in the deep bush when decimal currency was introduced. I actually haven't heard it used since the early 70's myself
    $5 Note Pink Lady - As it had a picture of the Queen one it
    >>>>> Very rarely used -have only heard it on a few occasions - mainly in the 60's in the deep bush when decimal currency was introduced. I actually haven't heard it used since the early 70's myself
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    Drinking
    Grog Alcohol
    Darwin Stubby A 2.25 litre bottle of beer made famous as the largest beer bottle in the world. Now days it's purchase as gifts and souvenirs. Thanks Pablo
    Coldie Bottle or can of beer
    Shandy This is a beer and lemonade mixed
    Anzac Shandy This is a beer and champagne mixed
    Your Shout Meaning it's your turn to buy the drinks
    Your round Meaning it's your turn to buy the drinks
    Slab A Carton of beer
    Tinnie One can of beer
    Greenie One can of Victoria Bitter
    Dodgie Not approving of or unsure of someone or a situation or product.
    One for the road Supposedly last drink - but in reality expect another 2-3 more after this.
    Amber Nectar Beer
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    TIME
    Arvo Afternoon
    Half Past 30 minutes past the hour
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    FOOD
    Dig In Begin Eating
    Chow Time Time to eat
    Luncho Lunch time
    Tea This can mean dinner time around 6pm
    Smoko A break from work in-between breakfast, lunch or dinner
    On the nose Smelly food usually
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    LOCATIONS
    Back of Bourke Used to describe anywhere far away, also a far Northern NSW town in the Outback.
    Black Stump Very remote
    Big smoke The city
    Billabong Waterhole
    Woop Woop Back of beyond or the middle of nowhere
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    THINGS - PRODUCTS
    Idiot box Television
    Akubra Brand of typical Aussie hat
    Didgeridoo Aboriginal musical instrument made from a hollowed log
    Boomerang Aboriginal weapon made from a curved piece of wood which returns when thrown in the air
    Tinnie Approx. 14 foot steel or aluminium boat with an outboard motor for fishing
    Ute Utility van or 4WD Car with tray top
    Scratchie Instant lottery ticket
    Long Drop Toilet - with a deep hole in the ground
    Thunderbox Toilet
    Dunny Toilet
    Crapper Toilet
    Loo Toilet
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    WHEN THINGS ARE GOOD OR APPROVALS
    Onya Good for you
    Cool Bananas Everything's great
    On Yah A sound of approval
    You little bewdy I think you're or it's great
    You little ripper I think you're or it's great
    Bonza A sound of approval ie his a Bonza Bloke - good fellow
    On Yah China A compliment of types
    Come here China Come here mate- China was an affectionate name for a good bloke or worker or mate.
    On Yah bro A compliment of types
    Rightie Oh A sound of approval
    You bet A sound of approval
    Crikie This can be a sign of amazement or sign of disapproval- again depends on the situation and body language of the person saying it.
    Razzle Dazzle me Impress me
    Good Looka Attractive
    Good Sort Attractive
    Ripper Approval
    Dinkum Originally - Old England too work hard - now if you add 'Fair to Dinkum" it can mean is it true what you're saying
    Bloody oath In total agreement with you
    Crash hot The best
    Cushie To have it easy
    Ridgy-didge Genuine or honest
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    WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOOD
    Any quotes of a unappropriated nature were not included....there are quite a few
    Whinge Too Complain
    Muck-Up To make a mess of something
    Lets Blue To request a fight
    Got the Blues When your feeling bad
    Bollocks Disapproval
    Browned off Upset at someone or something
    Bugger Upset at something
    Buzz off Leave me alone
    U wana blue To request a fight
    Fair go mate Sometimes indicates the other person may be upset at something
    For sure Can be approval or disapproval - You just have to at the person and read the body language
    It's curtains for you YYou're in trouble (Terry F. our friends say's it's venetian blinds for everyone.)
    Crappie Not pleasant
    Crikie This can be a sign of amazement or sign of disapproval- again depends on the situation and body language of the person saying it.
    Fair Go Mate Indicating your disapproval
    Mate don't cross me Don't upset or trick me
    Don't get in me road Don't upset me and get out of my way
    Damme Disapproval
    Dickey On the blink- works sometimes
    Not On Your Life You will never do something
    Lose your nuts A sexual connotation about if you don't do something right there will be consequences
    'Ava go ya mug Can mean to fight or to try something
    Barney Arguement or fight
    Bingle Car accident
    Cop out Give up or in
    Spit the dummy Uncontrollably upset
    Strewth I don't believe it
    Strife Trouble
    Troppo Slightly mad or from being in the sun too long
    Going around the bend means your losing it - going mad slowly
    Zonked Exhausted
    Dead as a door nail Really dead
    Kicked the bucket Died
    Nose out of joint Upset at something or some one
    He went out sideways Died unusual death
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    SHOPPING OR FOOD
    Hang On A Minute

    To wait

    Ahhhhhhhh - Now best in Darwin to wait your turn. It may seem on the rare occasion some staff in front of you don't care and are too busy on the phone talking about tonight's dinner or chatting to someone about their brothers aunties sisters cousins daughters husband's next door neighbours Xmas party. If you patiently wait your turn they will spend dedicated time with you. This is Tropical Darwin - so relax and enjoy its quaint ways!!!!

    (David A. this is decidated to your experience in Darwin hahaha)

    Brouse To look only not buy
    Lets Go Dutch Share the bill
    Do A Runner Not pay the bill and escape
    Being Fleeced Means the shopper is taking advantage of you
    Barbie Barbecue, the backyard barbie is an Australian institution - a grill fuelled by charcoal or gas
    BBQ Barbecue, the backyard barbie is an Australian institution - a grill fuelled by charcoal or gas
    Snag Sausage
    Big bikkies Ample money
    Billy Tin used to boil water for tea, in the bush
    Bikkie Biscuit
    Brekky Breakfast
    Chuck To throw up, or be sick
    Cozzies Swimming gear
    Esky Australian - famous - Insulated cooler box
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    PEOPLE - ANIMALS
    Aussie An Australian
    Kid Child
    Carpet Muncher A cute kid or it can be an annoying little child crawling around mischief on the carpet.
    Bloke Man
    Bro Man
    Digger Man
    Chick Woman
    Skirt Woman
    Shela An affectionate term for a woman
    Old Fossil Geriatric an old person
    Bumkin Country Chap - Not worldly
    Scrubs up well Implying a person can look great when they put on decent clothes
    Blow-in A newcomer
    Blue Heeler Term for an Australian Cattle Dog
    Blue or Bluey A redheaded person
    Brumby A wild horse
    Grapevine Word of mouth
    Bush Telegraph Word of mouth
    Cockie Cockroach
    Mozzie Mosquito
    Cockie Cockatoo
    Croc Crocodile
    Saltie Crocodile
    Croweater Person from South Australia (state)
    Mexican Person from Victoria (state) - Bill's Reminising!!! He calls them mudlarks
    South of the border Person from Victoria (state)
    Banana Bender Person from Queensland (state)
    Cornstalk Bill's Reminising!!! New South Wales folks - called that by old locals
    Territorians Bill's Reminising!!! Known as whiteants
    Sandgroper Bill's Reminising!!! People from Western Australia
    Apple Eaters Bill's Reminising!!! People from Tasmania
    Tassie Tasmania
    Cuppa Cup of tea
    I''m Bushed I'm Tired
    Roo Kangaroo
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    WORK
    Call It A Day To stop work
    Contraption Usual said by an older person refering to an old piece or new of electronics or machinery they don't understand
    Dinkum Orginally - Old england too work hard - now if you add 'Fair to Dinkum" it can mean is it true what your saying
    Jackaroo A male cattle station worker on bike or horseback
    Jillaroo A female cattle station worker on bike or horseback
    Bludger Sponger borrows and never pays back
    Bust a gut Work hard
    Slog It out Work hard to the end
    Yakka Hard work

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