Did you know? If you say "Raise Up Lights" you just said "Razor Blades" in an Australian accent.>Admit it.

Don't be a "drop kick" (Aussie footy rules (AFL) term for kicking the ball, but also Aussie slang for one who is, let's say. Test your Aussie slang knowledge!

AUSSIE WORD OF THE DAY:   "Good on ya!" (not always followed by "mate", but couldn't resist because I thought it fit the photo.) Used to express "good job", or as a way of saying "thanks". #yankinaustralia #australia #aussielingo

AUSSIE WORD OF THE DAY: "Good on ya!" (not always followed by "mate", but couldn't resist because I thought it fit the photo.) Used to express "good job", or as a way of saying "thanks". #yankinaustralia #australia #aussielingo

AUSSIE WORD OF THE DAY: Aussies love to shorten words... In this photo, I am wearing my "SUNNIES". #yankinaustralia #australia #aussielingo

Aussies love to shorten words. In this photo, I am wearing my "SUNNIES".

AUSSIE WORD OF THE DAY:  Someone reminded me of this difference the other day, so I thought I'd better mention it. Yes...in Australia we do our "washing" and in the States we do our "laundry". #yankinaustralia #australia #aussielingo

AUSSIE WORD OF THE DAY: Someone reminded me of this difference the other day, so I thought I'd better mention it.

When I moved here to the US I wondered why my colleagues were amused when I said my favorite thing to do on the weekend was go to the beach and hang out in my thongs.

We all hate mozzies.

Aussie slang booklet:fantastic site with lots of free printables (animals, holidays, etc)

Okay, here's some more Aussie slang for you! "FLAT OUT...like a lizard drinking" To be extremely busy to the point of running "flat out" a play on words involving the image of a lizard that physically stretches itself thinto drink water from a pond. #yankinaustralia #australia #aussielingo

Okay, here's some more Aussie slang for you!like a lizard drinking" To be extremely busy to the point of running "flat out" a play on words involving the image of a lizard that physically stretches itself thinto drink water from a pond

AUSSIE WORD OF THE DAY:  Very British, I know...but hey, Aussies call dinner, "tea" #yankinaustralia #australia #aussielingo

AUSSIE WORD OF THE DAY: Very British, I know...but hey, Aussies call dinner, "tea" #yankinaustralia #australia #aussielingo

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