Good Morning Tuesday 11th June 2024

Good morning all who venture here on this cold, overcast winters day. The temperature is only about 17° which, for me, is freezing so I will likely stay indoors and might even turn the fan heater on soon.

Want to change the oil in my car but it is just too cold to be outside so it will have to wait.

My 3D printer is buzzing away in the background on a 12 hour print (ready at about 10pm tonight) but apart from that I have few plans for today.

I am envying those in nice warm summer places. Take care and enjoy what you are doing.


Good morning Brucie,
Tis I Dianne in Montalembert…not warm for June but not complaining as I appreciate each day of living here as a Brucie Bonus…Off out just after Lunch today Hasbeen has a hearing test booked…Couhe is the Commune and they also do eye tests …
17 degrees and cold…hahaha…your joking surely.
Have a look at this list and see if it’s still relevant for todays society peeps…

  1. A Cold One – Beer
  2. Accadacca – How Aussies refer to Australian band ACDC
  3. Ankle Biter – Child
  4. Arvo – Afternoon (S’Arvo – this afternoon!)
  5. Aussie Salute – Wave to scare the flies
  6. Avo – Avocado
  7. Bail – To cancel plans. ‘Bruce bailed’ = Bruce isn’t going to turn up.
  8. Barbie – Barbecue
  9. Bathers – Swimsuit
  10. Beauty! – Great! Most often exclaimed as “You Beauty”
  11. Billabong – A pond in a dry riverbed
  12. Billy – Teapot (In the Outback on the fire)
  13. Bloody – Very. Used to extenuate a point
  14. Bloody oath – yes or its true. “You right mate?”… “Bloody Oath”
  15. Bludger – Someone who’s lazy, generally also who relies on others (when it’s someone who relies on the state they’re often called a ‘dole bludger’)
  16. Bogan – This word is used for people who are, well let’s say, rednecks. Or, if you like, just call your friends a bogan when they are acting weird.
  17. Booze Bus – Police vehicle used to catch drunk drivers
  18. Bottle-O – Bottle Shop, basically a place to buy alcohol
  19. Brekky – Breakfast
  20. Brolly – Umbrella
  21. Bruce – An Aussie Bloke
  22. Buckleys Chance – little chance (Buckley’s Chance Wiktionary)
  23. Budgie Smugglers – Speedos
  24. Buggered – Exhausted
  25. Bush – “Out in the bush” – “he’s gone bush” In the countryside away from civilisation
  26. Cab Sav – Cabernet Sauvignon
  27. Cactus – Dead, Broken
  28. Choc A Bloc – Full
  29. Choccy Biccy – Chocolate Biscuit
  30. Chook – Chicken
  31. Chrissie – Christmas
  32. Ciggy – a Cigarette
  33. Clucky – feeling maternal
  34. Cobber – Very good friend. ‘Alright me ‘ol cobber’.
  35. Coldie – Beer. ‘Come over for a few coldie’s mate.’
  36. Coppers – Policemen
  37. Crack the shits – Getting angry at someone or something
  38. Crikey – an expression of surprise
  39. Crook – Being ill or angry; ‘Don’t go crook on me for getting crook’
  40. C*nt, the “C” word – Used when exchanging pleasantries between close friends or family member. If someone calls you the “C” word in Australia (and you haven’t done anything to make them angry), then breathe a sigh of relief… it means you have entered the mate zone.
  41. Dag – Someone who’s a bit of a nerd or geek.
  42. Daks – Trousers. ‘Tracky daks’ = sweatpants (tracksuit pants)
  43. Dardy – meaning “cool”, is used amongst South West Australian Aboriginal peoples and has also been adopted by non-indigenous teens. – wikipedia
  44. Deadset – True
  45. Defo – Definitely
  46. Devo – Devastated
  47. Drongo – a Fool, ‘Don’t be a drongo mate’
  48. Dunny – Toilet
  49. Durry – Cigarette
  50. Esky – An insulated container that keeps things cold (usually beers)
  51. Facey – Facebook
  52. Fair Dinkum – ‘Fair Dinkum?’ … ‘Fair Dinkum!’ = Honestly? … Yeah honestly!
  53. Flannie / Flanno – flannelette shirt
  54. Flat out – Really busy – “Flat out like a lizard drinking” – As busy as a bee
  55. Footy – Football (AFL / Aussie Rules)
  56. Frothy – Beer
  57. F*ck Me Dead – that’s unfortunate, that surprises me
  58. Furphy – rumours or stories that are improbable or absurd
  59. G’day – Hello
  60. Galah – an Australian cockatoo with a reputation for not being bright, hence a galah is also a stupid person.
  61. Gnarly – awesome – often used by surfers
  62. Going off – busy, lots of people / angry person “he’s going off”
  63. Good On Ya – Good work
  64. Goon – the best invention ever produced by mankind. Goon is a cheap, boxed wine that will inevitably become an integral part of your Australian backpacking experience.
  65. Hard yakka – Hard work
  66. Heaps – loads, lots, many
  67. Hoon – Hooligan (normally driving badly!)
  68. Iffy – bit risky or unreasonable
  69. Knickers – female underwear
  70. Lappy – Laptop
  71. Larrikin – Someone who’s always up for a laugh, bit of a harmless prankster
  72. Legless – Someone who is really drunk
  73. Lollies – Sweets
  74. Maccas – McDonalds
  75. Manchester – Sheets / Linen etc. If you’re from England, finding a department within a shop called Manchester could seriously confuse you.
  76. Mongrel – Someone who’s a bit of a dick
  77. Mozzie – Mosquito
  78. No Drama – No problem / it’s ok
  79. No Worries – No problem / it’s ok
  80. No Wucka’s – A truly Aussie way to say ‘no worries’
  81. Nuddy – Naked
  82. Outback – The interior of Australia, “The Outback” is more remote than those areas named “the bush”
  83. Pash – to kiss
  84. Piece of Piss – easy
  85. Piss Off – go away, get lost
  86. Piss Up – a party, a get together and in Australia – most social occasions
  87. Piss – (To Piss) to urinate
  88. Pissed – Intoxicated, Drunk
  89. Pissed Off – Annoyed
  90. Rack Off – The less offensive way to tell someone to ‘F Off’!
  91. Rapt – Very happy
  92. Reckon – for sure. ‘You Reckon?’… ‘I reckon!’
  93. Rellie / Rello – Relatives
  94. Ripper – ‘You little ripper’ = That’s fantastic mate!
  95. Root Rat – someone who enjoys sex (maybe a little too much)
  96. Rooted – Tired or Broken
  97. Runners – Trainers, Sneakers
  98. Sanger – Sandwich
  99. Servo – Service Station / Garage
  100. Shark biscuit – kids at the beach
  101. Sheila – A woman
  102. She’ll be apples – Everything will be alright
  103. Shoot Through – To leave
  104. Sick – awesome; ‘that’s really sick mate’
  105. Sickie – a sick day off work, or ‘to pull a sickie’ would be to take a day off when you aren’t actually sick
  106. Skull – To down a beer
  107. Slab – A carton of beers
  108. Smoko – Cigarette break
  109. Snag – Sausage
  110. Stiffy – Erection
  111. Stoked – Happy, Pleased
  112. Straya – Australia
  113. Strewth – An exclamation of surprise
  114. Stubby – a bottle of beer
  115. Stubby Holder – Used so your hands don’t get cold when holding your beer, or to stop your hands making your beer warm!
  116. Stuffed – Tired
  117. Sunnies – Sunglasses
  118. Swag – Single bed you can roll up, a bit like a sleeping bag.
  119. Tea – Dinner
  120. Tinny – Can of beer or small boat
  121. Thongs – Flip Flops. Do not be alarmed if your new found Australian friend asks you to wear thongs to the beach. They are most likely expressing their concern of the hot sand on your delicate feet.
  122. True Blue – Genuinely Australian
  123. Tucker – Food. ‘Bush Tucker’ tends to be food found in the Outback such as witchety grubs.
  124. Two Up – A gambling game played on Anzac day.
  125. U-IE – to take a U-Turn when driving
  126. Up Yourself – Stuck up
  127. Woop Woop – middle of nowhere “he lives out woop woop”
  128. Ya – You
  129. Yous – (youse) plural of you!

Some of these words may not be as commonly used these days, but you might still hear them being used ironically or by older Australians.

australian slang - aussie slang


Gripping stuff for early morning


Good morning all, sunny with some clouds around, warm but windy. I understand @Bruce that 17C is cold for you, I suppose you probably never get very cold autmn/winters at 3/4 degrees, or minus. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I only know about five of those, could probably guess some of the others :thinking:

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Morning all – another sunny start but once again rain is forecast for later with temperatures reaching a heady 16c. Forecast to be around 6c tonight (and you feel cold Bruce!) :cold_face:

Not sure if I am supposed to be feeding the beast this morning, have tried contacting the neighbours but so far no reply – wondering if I go in will I find a murder/suicide crime scene!

Yesterday the gardener arrived with new flowers for the planters, they look lovely (don’t ask me what they are I can’t tell a daffodil from a dandelion!) – he is coming back tomorrow to plant them :bouquet:

Plan today is to try to find my way to a different shopping centre (nearest one with a bank!), then some grocery shopping

Neighbours finally replied – they are not leaving until 11.30! Wish they had told me sooner I wouldn’t have got up so early! :unamused:

Take care – have a lovely day


It might get down to that temperature about once in a decade where I live but in winter on occasions it can get to just below double figures at night just before dawn. The forecast for tomorrow for example is a minimum of 11° and a maximum of 18°.

Inland of course it is a different matter. According to this evening’s news snow is falling on the snow fields in the Snowy Mountains.

@DianneWoollie That is pretty good list though I have never heard Dardy the rest are still in use.

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Good Morning From Foxy’s World… :039:
Blimey Bruce, 17 degrees C is summer here, in fact when I returned from this mornings walk it read 12 degrees C on the outside thermometer… :snowman:
Had to take a picture of this Heron fishing off a piece of driftwood…

And an unusual sounding engine flying overhead revealed itself…


Lovely photos OGF - I used to live close to a reservoir and loved watching the birds, so graceful


Good morning! Not envying your temperatures, Bruce, but I can commiserate with you on that cold weather. I can easily manage with temperature and humidity well into the 90s, but at 65 or below, I am grabbing for the sweaters and blankets. Brr.

So on that note, we are grabbing the bathers, sunnies, and runners* and heading to the beach place for a couple of days. Hopefully I’ll snag a photo of one of that heron’s American cousins…

Stay warm…or get warm!

*I think I got that right :rofl:.


It is just what you are used to. I often chuckle at photos of my niece her husband and child in their summer clothes, they are often dressed as I would in winter. I wear a T shirt and denim shorts for three quarters of the year. It is just June until mid August that the cold sets in and I don a pullover and complain about the cold.

Even more annoying two of my kids are currently in Darwin where it is 30° all year round.

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