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14 Words That Australians See Differently To The Rest Of The World

Skulling piss with the intention to get maggot is totally normal. I promise.

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1. "Barbie"

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What it means to the world: A very popular kid's doll with some hella unrealistic body proportions.

What it means to Australians: It's short for barbecue, and it's one of our nation's MOST-VALUED TRADITIONS.

2. "Root"

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What it means to the world: The base of trees that help 'em stick into the ground.

What it means to Australians: Doing the deed. Grabbing your sheila or fella, and getting down to business.

4. "Piss"

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What it means to the world: To urinate. To expel urine from your body or to "chuck a piss" as some would say.

What it means to Australians: Piss is alcohol. You'll find most of us "on the piss" most weekends, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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5. "Skull"

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What it means to the world: The skull is the bone that houses your brain and all that other good stuff in your head.

What it means to Australians: Skull or scoll, depending on who you're talking to, is pretty much chugging. Your main goal is to skull all the piss you can find.

6. "Maggot"

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What it means to the world: A maggot is a fly larva and is usually found in dead or dying things.

What it means to Australians: To be maggot is to be extremely fucked-up. And, well, it usually happens after you skull a bunch of piss.

7. "Cooked"

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What it means to the world: Cooked is the past tense of cook. "I cooked dinner for you on the barbie in me thongs" is a perfectly acceptable sentence.

What it means to Australians: You end up cooked after you consume a lot of alcohol or drugs, and it's otherwise known as being "munted". More often than not, you'll hear it followed by the word "cunt".

8. "Cunt"

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What it means to the world: Calling someone a cunt is usually a big insult. You're basically saying they're a terrible fucking person.

What it means to Australians: The word cunt is pretty endearing and is now just another word for "mate". Ya cunt? Nice. Sick cunt? NICE. Mad cunt? NICEEEEEEEEEEE.

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9. "Thongs"

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What it means to the world: A g-banger. A pair of undies with minimal fabric up the back, which rides up ya crack.

What it means to Australians: They're rubber sandals. They're thongs. Get out of here with that "flip flop" nonsense.

10. "Boot"

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What it means to the world: A type of enclosed shoe. We like them in Oz to warm your feet or keep 'em dry.

What it means to Australians: It's the back of your car or the "trunk" as Americans would say. It's a good place to store your piss.

11. "Rage"

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What it means to the world: Pretty much another word for anger.

What it means to Australians: A major part of AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD, A HUB FOR ICONIC MUSIC LISTENING, EARLY IN THE MORNINGS.

12. "Shout"

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What it means to the world: Yelling so it's easier to be heard by another person. Or just because you want to be a wanker. Either or.

What it means to Australians: To buy people a round of drinks or food on you. Saying, "wanna come to the pub with me, Daz? My shout", is a real simple way to drag your mate out of the house.

13. "Spewing"

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What it means to the world: The act of vomiting. To spew, to chunder, to hurl. All that gross stuff.

What it means to Australians: To be fucking furious, to be fuming, mad, angry, and any other emotion that means to be pissed off.

14. "Guy"

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What it means to the world: Pretty much just another word for "man".

What it means to Australians: The beautiful monster with an Afro who robbed Shannon Noll in the 2004 Australian Idol final. Yep, we're still fucking spewing.