Australian Slang - very Aussie sayings
This is a collection of some of my favourite Australian sayings. Some of these are used quite often in everyday society, but a lot of them a slipping away from common vernacular and are being consigned to yesteryear being only used by old timers who are quickly disappearing from society. I belong to a small section of society who is trying to revive some of these forgotten sayings and bring them back into everyday life and language.
We love our food and drink
When is comes to food and drink we have quite a few sayings:
As dry as a dead dingo donger - very thirsty
As dry as an arabs armpit - even thirstier
i could eat the crutch out of a low flying duck- very hungry
im so hungry i could eat a shit sandwich- very very hungry
As full as a fat ladies knickers- very full after a meal
As full as a fat man undies - same as previous
Saying used on the building site
As busy as a one armed paper hanger - very busy
As busy as a bricklayer in beurit - very busy
As useful as tits on a bull - useless
As useful as an ashtray on a motorbike- useless
A thick as a lump of 4 by 2 - very dumb
As rough as hessian undies - a bad job
As busy as a one armed taxi driver with crabs- very busy
Some mixed gems
Better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick- better than nothing
A stubby short of a six pack- not very very intelligent
A chop short of a BBQ - as above
A sandwich short of a picknick - as above
You have Buckleys chance - little chance of success (see my upcoming hub on Australian convict William Buckley)
As handy as shit on a stick - not much help
Looks like a dogs breakfast - very messy
Madder than a baptist in a brothel - very angry
Flat as a shit carters hat- very flat (usually referring to waves in the ocean)
Hope you like this crazy collection of saying. Please feel free to add to them at any time. There are so many but i keep forgetting them. Thanks for reading
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