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  1. I think my one handed ancestors made up a lot of their own versions of slang. 125 Australian Slang Words & Phrases A Cold One – Beer Accadacca – How Aussies refer to Australian band ACDC Ankle Biter – Child Arvo – Afternoon (S’Arvo – this afternoon!) Aussie Salute – Wave to scare the flies Avo – Avocado Bail – To cancel plans. ‘Bruce bailed’ = Bruce isn’t going to turn up. Barbie – Barbecue Bathers – Swimsuit Beauty! – Great! Most often exclaimed as “You Beauty” Billabong – A pond in a dry riverbed Billy – Teapot (In the Outback on the fire) Bloody – Very. Used to extenuate a point Bloody oath – yes or its true. “You right mate?”… “Bloody Oath” Bludger – Someone who’s lazy, generally also who relies on others (when it’s someone who relies on the state they’re often called a ‘dole bludger’) Bogan – This word is used for people who are, well let’s say, rednecks. Or, if you like, just call your friends a bogan when they are acting weird. Booze Bus – Police vehicle used to catch drunk drivers Bottle-O – Bottle Shop, basically a place to buy alcohol Brekky – Breakfast Brolly – Umbrella Bruce – An Aussie Bloke Buckleys Chance – little chance (see this) Budgie Smugglers – Speedos Buggered – Exhausted Bush – “Out in the bush” – “he’s gone bush” In the countryside away from civilisation Cab Sav – Cabernet Sauvignon Cactus – Dead, Broken Choc A Bloc – Full Choccy Biccy – Chocolate Biscuit Chook – Chicken Chrissie – Christmas Ciggy – a Cigarette Clucky – feeling maternal Cobber – Very good friend. ‘Alright me ‘ol cobber’. Coldie – Beer. ‘Come over for a few coldie’s mate.’ Coppers – Policemen Crack the shits – Getting angry at someone or something Crikey – an expression of surprise Crook – Being ill or angry; ‘Don’t go crook on me for getting crook’ C*nt, the “C” word – Used when exchanging pleasantries between close friends or family member. If someone calls you the “C” word in Australia (and you haven’t done anything to make them angry), then breathe a sigh of relief… it means you have entered the mate zone. Dag – Someone who’s a bit of a nerd or geek. Daks – Trousers. ‘Tracky daks’ = sweatpants (tracksuit pants) Dardy – meaning “cool”, is used amongst South West Australian Aboriginal peoples and has also been adopted by non-indigenous teens. – source Deadset – True Defo – Definitely Devo – Devastated Drongo – a Fool, ‘Don’t be a drongo mate’ Dunny – Toilet Durry – Cigarette Esky – An insulated container that keeps things cold (usually beers) Facey – Facebook Fair Dinkum – ‘Fair Dinkum?’ … ‘Fair Dinkum!’ = Honestly? … Yeah honestly! Flannie / Flanno – flannelette shirt Flat out – Really busy – “Flat out like a lizard drinking” – As busy as a bee Footy – Football (AFL / Aussie Rules) Frothy – Beer F*ck Me Dead – that’s unfortunate, that surprises me Furphy – rumours or stories that are improbable or absurd G’day – Hello Galah – an Australian cockatoo with a reputation for not being bright, hence a galah is also a stupid person. Gnarly – awesome – often used by surfers Going off – busy, lots of people / angry person “he’s going off” Good On Ya – Good work Goon – the best invention ever produced by mankind. Goon is a cheap, boxed wine that will inevitably become an integral part of your Australian backpacking experience. Hard yakka – Hard work Heaps – loads, lots, many Hoon – Hooligan (normally driving badly!) Iffy – bit risky or unreasonable Knickers – female underwear Lappy – Laptop Larrikin – Someone who’s always up for a laugh, bit of a harmless prankster Legless – Someone who is really drunk Lollies – Sweets Maccas – McDonalds Manchester – Sheets / Linen etc. If you’re from England, finding a department within a shop called Manchester could seriously confuse you. Mongrel – Someone who’s a bit of a dick Mozzie – Mosquito No Drama – No problem / it’s ok No Worries – No problem / it’s ok No Wucka’s – A truly Aussie way to say ‘no worries’ Nuddy – Naked Outback – The interior of Australia, “The Outback” is more remote than those areas named “the bush” Pash – to kiss Piece of Piss – easy Piss Off – go away, get lost Piss Up – a party, a get together and in Australia – most social occasions Piss – (To Piss) to urinate Pissed – Intoxicated, Drunk Pissed Off – Annoyed Rack Off – The less offensive way to tell someone to ‘F Off’! Rapt – Very happy Reckon – for sure. ‘You Reckon?’… ‘I reckon!’ Rellie / Rello – Relatives Ripper – ‘You little ripper’ = That’s fantastic mate! Root Rat – someone who enjoys sex (maybe a little too much) Rooted – Tired or Broken Runners – Trainers, Sneakers Sanger – Sandwich Servo – Service Station / Garage Shark biscuit – kids at the beach Sheila – A woman She’ll be apples – Everything will be alright Shoot Through – To leave Sick – awesome; ‘that’s really sick mate’ Sickie – a sick day off work, or ‘to pull a sickie’ would be to take a day off when you aren’t actually sick Skull – To down a beer Slab – A carton of beers Smoko – Cigarette break Snag – Sausage Stiffy – Erection Stoked – Happy, Pleased Straya – Australia Strewth – An exclamation of surprise Stubby – a bottle of beer Stubby Holder – Used so your hands don’t get cold when holding your beer, or to stop your hands making your beer warm! Stuffed – Tired Sunnies – Sunglasses Swag – Single bed you can roll up, a bit like a sleeping bag. Tea – Dinner Tinny – Can of beer or small boat Thongs – Flip Flops. Do not be alarmed if your new found Australian friend asks you to wear thongs to the beach. They are most likely expressing their concern of the hot sand on your delicate feet. True Blue – Genuinely Australian Tucker – Food. ‘Bush Tucker’ tends to be food found in the Outback such as witchety grubs. Two Up – A gambling game played on Anzac day. U-IE – to take a U-Turn when driving Up Yourself – Stuck up Woop Woop – middle of nowhere “he lives out woop woop” Ya – You Yous – (youse) plural of you! Some of these words may not be as commonly used these days, but you might still hear them being used ironically or by older Australians.
  2. Everything depends on where you are in the Philippines July 10, 2020 ALTHOUGH backriding on motorcycles is now allowed again, the officials from the Department of the Interior and Local Government Central Visayas (DILG 7) and the traffic enforcers have yet to implement backriding guidelines. On July 9, 2020, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año announce that motorcycle backriding for couples will be permitted starting Friday, July 10, 2020. However, Michael Braga, DILG 7 information officer, in a text message sent to SunStar Cebu, said that as of Friday afternoon, they have yet to receive instructions or guidelines on the resumption of the motorcycle backriding for couples in areas under general community quarantine and modified general community quarantine. In Mandaue City, Arnold Malig-on, the Traffic Enforcer Agency of Mandaue (Team) operations chief, told Sunstar Cebu that they have not implemented backriding since there is no official memorandum from the DILG. Malig-on said that the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be the one to make the guidelines to be implemented. He said once the guidelines from the PNP will be handed out to them, they will implement them. On July 9, the traffic enforcers spotted several couples that have started to backride on motorcycles on their way to work. As they have not yet received the guidelines, Malig-on said they would only call out the motorcyclists with their partners to inform them that Mandaue City has not yet implemented the backriding rules. Most of these riders are from the mountain barangays of Mandaue City. “We did not apprehend them nor did we issue any citation,” said Malig-on. Although backriding is allowed, Malig-on clarified that they will still not allow any motorcycle for hire or “habal-habal” to operate. He added that none of the backriding couples have set up a barrier on the motorcyle, as what Año recommended. In Malig-on’s opinion, wearing masks should be enough to protect the couples from each other and a barrier is unnecessary. He assumes that the barriers may cause accidents or will be inconvenient for the motorcyclists when refueling https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1863184/Cebu/Local-News/Local-traffic-units-still-awaiting-backriding-guidelines
  3. They have a mental health program. Contact on the bottom of the page. https://www.doh.gov.ph/national-mental-health-program Or even easier find someone to help here, http://www.silakbo.ph/help/
  4. I doubt that prescribed antidepressants would be illegal. How do they deal with this as its a common problem world wide.
  5. I'm not sure but most likely a bank or card company will have more numbers or ways to contact. Actually these countries you can
  6. Im sure if you contacted them you can work it out but if you dont then nothing will change. No point changing banks as they are trying to protect you and might be something going on you dont know about..
  7. Yep, contact your bank and tell them where you are just like one would if its a credit card.
  8. I think any good GP can help with antidepressants or advice of who to see.
  9. Speaking of stats. Here is an interesting comment from Cebu city council.
  10. Take a look here, https://www.philippines-expats.com/forum/21-sending-or-exchanging-money/ , would be my first suggestion.
  11. I assume you mean Guadalupe? I believe you are allowed to travel to the airport. You will obviously need your tickets as proof. You may need a medical clearance but perhaps read up on what the airlines procedure is. But then best to ensure you are allowed into the country you are traveling to. As for your wife, if she is a citizen of the country you are going to she should be OK but if not I dont think she is allowed out of the Philippines. Be easier to wait a few more weeks to see what the next move is.
  12. Be OK if he is in Queensland as they are opening up bars and things where Victoria is heading backwards.
  13. This from another article about flights starting up. Martinez clarified that only foreign nationals stranded in the country due to the lockdown; diplomats, including their spouses and children; and other nationals with permanent residence visa can depart at NAIA. On the other hand, only returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), stranded Filipinos in other countries, and other nationals with permanent residence visas and students will be allowed to arrive at NAIA on board commercial flights, Martinez added. https://mb.com.ph/2020/07/05/travel-restrictions-easing-up-13-intl-local-airlines-back-to-naia-3-by-july-8/
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