Do You Use Any Old Fashioned Slang Or Phrases?

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  1. Craig Wilson

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    Ace! – Excellent! Very good!
    Amber liquid – Beer
    Ambo – Ambulance, ambulance driver
    Arvo – Afternoon
    Aussie salute – Brushing away flies with the hand
    Barbie – Barbecue (noun)
    Beaut- beauty, great.

    We Aussies love abbreviating normal words.
     
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    " Oh for crying in the soup " " Get over it already, will yah "
     
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    I like the term 'nose ache' (someone that's nosey)

    I used this term a couple of days back for someone we know whose nose enters the room before the rest of him
    not because he has a big hooter but because he sniffs out gossip and wants to know everyone's business :rolleyes: :p
     
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    OKEY DOKEY
     
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    I like that one, say it a lot - Okey Cokey :p
     
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    Yowzah!


    (This phrase for "Yessir" began on the Southern plantations in the 1800's.)

    It was popular into the 1930's when "The Old Maestro" Ben Bernie used it on his dance band radio broadcasts.

    I use it all the time!

    Hal
     
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    Oh Lordy "She's having another spell again"
     
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    No, I'm completely modern.
     
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    "Oh brother."
     
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    O deary deary me :p
     
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    Geez Louise.
     
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    For crying out loud
     
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    Oh, for Pete's sake.
     
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    O my goodness sake
     
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