Obscure Strine

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Assuming some familiarity with the Australian version of English, you know that strine is slang for that spoken language. You’ll also be familiar with dunny, tucker, bush, and billy. This post elucidates some more obscure Australian vocabulary, including: gunyah, humpy, wurley, yowie, bowsers, mulga, swag, coolibah, dags, texta, gibber. Definitions are associated with quotes from a fine book on Australian archaeology by Tim Flannery.

Obscure Australian Terms


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