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Australian Slangs – People

People:

Mate – Anybody at all, typically used only to refer to men, used as an informal address for strangers (“G’day, mate”), as a name placeholder for friends, and as a term for friends in general (“Invite your mates around”).
Love – Similar to ‘mate’ but used for women. Or from a woman to male. Depending on context can ether be + or – eg, “Now listen here love” “what shall it be love” “want a drink love”
Drongo – Light-hearted insult, silly or dim-witted
Aussie – Australian – pronounced Ozzy
Relo/Rellies – Relative, as

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More on Australian Slangs

Some more:

Amber fluid : beer
Ambo : ambulance, ambulance driver
Avos : avocados
Bail (somebody) up : to corner somebody physically
Bail out : depart, usually angrily
Barbie : barbecue (noun)
Barrack : to cheer on (football team etc.)
Bathers : swimming costume
Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic
Big Smoke : a big city, especially Sydney or Melbourne
Bikkie : biscuit (also “it cost big bikkies” – it was expensive)
Bingle : motor vehicle accident
Bities : biting insects
Bizzo : business (“mind your own bizzo”)
Blow in the bag : have a breathalyser test
Blue : fight (“he was having a blue with his

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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

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Overview – Australian Culture & Brief History

Culture

Australian is multicultural and multiracial and this is reflected in the country’s food, lifestyle and cultural practices and experience. Australia has an important heritage from its indigenous people, which plays a defining role in the cultural landscape. This diversity of influences creates a cultural environment in Australia.

Population

As of December 2014, Australia’s population is roughly 23.6 million people. The most populous states are New South Wales and Victoria, with their respective capitals, Sydney and Melbourne, the largest cities in Australia. Australia’s population is concentrated along the coastal region of Australia from

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Scholarships in Australia

There are many scholarships options available for international students in Australia that can help you fulfil your study in Australia aspiration into a reality. These scholarships are offered by education institutions, public and private organisations and even by the Australian Government. This support could cover either the tuition fee or accommodation/living expense or both depending on the offer. International Student are considered to be those who are not Australian & New Zealand citizens, or permanent Australian residents.

Some options are mentioned below:

Australia Awards – The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge,

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