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18 Words That Mean Something Completely Different To Sydneysiders

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3. "Wonderland"

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What it normally means: The land that Alice found herself in after tumbling down the rabbit hole.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: The greatest part of your childhood, and the absolute worst when it shut down.

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5. "Bridge"

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What it normally means: A structure that connects two points.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: The constant fear that someone will fuck up and swerve into your lane while driving.

7. "Manly"

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What it normally means: To show the qualities often associated with being a man.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: Hopping on the crowded ferry on a scorcher for a quick dip at the beach.

8. "Rockpool"

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What it normally means: A small pool of water nestled in rocks.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: The restaurant that serves the meals that all your mates rush to post on Instagram.

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10. "Lockout"

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What it normally means: When an employer doesn't allow employees to work until they agree to certain conditions.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: The start of some fucking dreadful Saturday nights.

11. "Ivy"

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What it normally means: A climbing vine with five-pointed leaves.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: Fighting your post-Pacha hangover on Sunday morning by consuming even more alcohol at Marco Polo.

13. "Star"

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What it normally means: A luminous body of burning gas which emits light in the sky.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: The place you ended up at after the clubs closed, blowing any cash you had left.

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15. "Cross"

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What it normally means: A post with a horizontal and vertical bar often used in crucifixion or to represent god.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: The place where you say "meet me by the coke sign" and the person automatically knows what's up.

16. "Canberra"

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What it normally means: The capital of Australia, situated in the ACT.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: Visiting the Parliament house on a school trip but really going to hit up Questacon.

17. "Paddys"

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What it normally means: A field where you grow rice.

What it means if you grew up in Sydney: A marketplace where you can purchase fresh fruit and veg and some hella fresh knock-off clothes and shoes.

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