Australian Slangs – Places

Australian Slangs – Places

Geography :

  • The bush – areas outside of major cities and towns.
  • The outback – the deserts of inland Australia
  • Bushfire – wildfire
  • Whoop-Whoop – The middle of nowhere (eg: So I was stuck out whoop whoop…) It is a short ‘oo’ sound, like in ‘pull’, not long like in ‘choose’. Also an actual town in the middle of the Australian bush.
  • Beyond the black stump – An imaginary point beyond which the country is considered remote or uncivilised
  • Back of Beyond – Even further than beyond the black stump. Really far.
  • Scrub – Thick, snotty bush

Places:

  • The G – Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Servo – Service Station (Petrol Station)
  • Bottle-O – Bottle Shop (Liquor Store)
  • Chemist – Pharmacy (also used), Drug Store
  • Newsagent’s – Seller of newspapers, magazines, and candy
  • Milk bar – Small shop selling drinks, sandwiches, candy, hot chips, and so on
  • Maccas – McDonalds restaurant
  • Traino – Train station
  • Back-of-Bourke – Very distant location
  • Big smoke/city – A non country area(includes associated suburbs)