Love a sanger this sarvo, but feeling rough as guts?
If you don’t understand what we’re talking about, it’s all good because the Oxford Dictionary has released it’s latest list of ‘Australian English’ words.
From your favourite foods (mushies, pavs and savs) to fair dinkum phrases (the night’s a pup – does anyone still use this?!) here are some of the latest Aussie slang to make it in.
Don’t worry, we hadn’t heard of some of them either!
OxfordDictionaries.com Aussie Slang
Lamington Drives: An organized effort to raise money for charity from the sale of lamingtons
Sausage Sizzles: A fundraising or social event at which barbecued sausages served on a slice of bread are sold or provided
Magic Puddings: An endlessly renewable resource
Sanger: A sandwich
Kingie: Short for kingfish
Savs: A saveloy sausage
Sarvo: (often the sarvo or this sarvo) This afternoon
Onya: An exclamation of approval; good on you!
Blood is worth bottling: Someone is extremely valuable and worth preserving
An appeal for rain: An appeal for rain
Rough as guts: Lacking in refinement or sophistication
The night’s a pup: It is still early