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    #1

    Australian slang

    Hello.

    What do you think about an australian slang? I've watched several videos and I memorized words like a dunny, old fella (I know what it means, but I'm not sure whether it sounds offensive or not), sheila, true blue and etc.
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    If I leave on holiday in Detroit (for instance) and I will use these words will people understand me or not? Maybe they will be gazing at me as if I'm insane.
    I want to know right, classic English. In my opinion any slang is bad, but I'm just interested in this.

    Thanks in advance.
    Boris.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 24-Nov-2013 at 11:22.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: Australian slang

    Slang is not countable.

    Yes, if you went to Detroit and tried to talk like an Australian (with a Russian accent), it would be thought strange.

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    Re: Australian slang


    I think it would be the strangest thing in the world.

    After posting my message I read it again and wanted to correct "slang", but you were faster than me.

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: Australian slang

    In the UK, some Australian slang is fairly recognisable. "Tinny" for a can of beer, for instance. "Stick a snag/shrimp on the barbie" - Please put a sausage/shrimp on the barbecue".
    I know what the "dunny" is but I don't know how many of my friends would understand it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Australian slang

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I know what the "dunny" is.
    Well, tie me kangaroo down, sport. That's bonzer, sheila. I'll didgeridoo me tucker-bag for you. Keep yer billabong strine.

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    Re: Australian slang

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Well, tie me kangaroo down, sport. That's bonzer, sheila. I'll didgeridoo me tucker-bag for you. Keep yer billabong strine.
    I nearly jumped out of me strides when I read that, Jed!

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    #7

    Re: Australian slang

    Strewth! Will you whingeing pommy b*stards belt up!

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