• How to be an Australian

    I have discovered that along with the laid back Australian way of life, Australian also like to shorten their speech and abbreviate a lot of words. Why? I have no idea but it’s quite funny to hear a typical Australian carrying a conversation with another typical Australian – half the time I have no idea what they’re saying.

    Here are some examples of abbreviated words:

    Ambo : ambulance, ambulance driver
    Arvo : afternoon
    Aussie: Australian
    Avos : avocados
    Barbie : barbecue
    Bikkie : biscuit
    Brekkie : breakfast
    Brickie : bricklayer
    Chewie : chewing gum
    Chokkie : chocolate
    Footy : Australian Rules football

    So if you want to practice your Australian accent and be a “fair dinkum” Aussie, check this website out.

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