"Howyagoen mate" or "G'day mate!" is a great place to start!
Aussies are very well known for the use of our Australian slang
For the non Australian it can be some what confusing. It can also be a fabulous lot of fun.
Over the past few years a number of websites have sprung up dedicated to Australian Slang.
Our slang has developed from the early Australian settlement days and has stayed with us through time. It no doubt sprang from our Colonial British roots as many of our forefathers (they were convicts) had a 'cockney heritage' and we know know much they love to play with rhyming slang; well it certainly isn't "dried bread" [cockney for 'dead']
Well here we developed our own somewhat 'bush language' that has developed into much of the Aussie Slang thrown about even today.
Not only do AUSTRALIANS use slang, we have a unique accent that is very recognisable around the world. Most people will remember, from the television commercial with a famous Australian Mr. Paul Hogan, the statement he made, "I'll just put another shrimp on the Barbie"! Of course he was talking about the Bar-B-Q not the doll.
You will have fun learning about Australian slang and how Aussies speak.
"Now go orff ere an enjoy-ya self, grab ya mate or ya sheila and hava SQUIZ AROUND"
"Have a look around our pages with a friend and learn a little about the way Australians use words every day."