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14 Words That Mean Something Totally Different If You're An Australian

by Mikayla

Australia is one of the strangest places you'll ever choose to visit, and it's not because of the searing heat or the many creatures that seem to always want to kill you. 

The language they speak can be confusing, silly, and almost sound like downright nonsense, especially if you live somewhere that uses the same words but in a different way

Unless you're from Aussie (or even New Zealand) some of the most commonly used Australian words could have your brain all twisted, so here's a compiled list of just a few words to show you how simple it all really is.

WARNING: Questionable or inappropriate language follows...

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Barbie

What it means to the world:

A popular brand of kids doll with super unrealistic body proportions

What it means to Aussies:

 Barbeque. Now, don't be mistaken, you might hear Australians say Barbeque as well, but nothing beats a good old barbie.

Root

What it means to the world: 

The bottom parts of the tree that help keep them standing.

What it means to Aussies:

Sex. Getting down and dirty. Doing the deed. Pants Party. Shagging. You get it.

via: Reddit

Doodle

What it means to the world:

Drawing or scribbling pointless stuff while thinking about other pointless stuff.

What it means to Aussies:

It's a dick.

via: Getty Images
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Piss

What it means to the world: 

Going number 1. Excreting urine from your body.

What it means to Aussies:

Piss means alcohol. Having a drink is known as 'getting on the piss' so don't be alarmed if you hear someone say they're about to go and 'drink so piss'. They're just getting drunk.

Skull

What it means to the world:

The skull is the bone in your head that holds in your brain and stops it from being squished.

What it means to Aussies:

Chugging your drink. It basically means you chuck back all the piss you can find, as fast as you can find it.

Maggot

What it means to the world:

A maggot is the larva of a fly and is usually found on dead and/or rotting things.

What it means to Aussies:

In simple terms being 'maggot' is being super messed up after skulling all your piss.

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Cooked

What it means to the world:

The past tense for cook or cooking.

 What it means to Aussies:

You end up cooked after you've consumed a lot of alcohol and drugs. Other acceptable terms for this include 'munted' and possibly 'wrecked'.

Cunt

What it means to the world:

Being called a cunt basically means you're a horrible person. Like, the worst type of dickhead to ever walk the earth.

What it means to Aussies:

Cunt=Mate. It's a term you use for friends and just all around sick stuff. Example: "sick cunt" "mad cunt" or "yeeeeah cunt"

via: Imgur

Thongs

What it means to the world:

A g-string. A teeny tiny pair of underwear that both cover and protect nothing.

What it means to Aussies:

Jandals! Flip-flops! Excuse me, Sandra, you're standing on me Thongs.

Boot

What it means to the world:

Heavy, covered in shoes. Sometimes worn for dangerous or messy work, or for walking in the snow.

What it means to Aussies:

The back compartment of your car that Americans call a 'trunk' (I think). A good place to keep your piss safe, or a couple cunts for a drive to the beach. (Don't do that it's illegal)

Rage

What it means to the world:

Big angry.

What it means to Aussies:

An all-night music listening programme aired on ABC

via: Getty Images/ABC

Shout

What it means to the world:

Yelling or raising your voice to get someones attention. Or just to be a dick.

What it means to Aussies:

To buy a round of food or drinks for all your mates. Example: "Thanks for the piss cunt, next times my shout."

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Spewing

What it means to the world:

Throwing up. Being sick. Chucking. Chundering. Hurling. All that nice stuff.

What it means to Aussies:

Bigger than big mad. The maddest you can ever get. Mad, angry, fuming, and furious all at once.

via: Getty Images/Universal Pictures

Guy

What it means to the world:

The general word for a man. Or a group of people you can't be bothered referring to singularly. EX "Come on, guys!"

What it means to Aussies:

Sebastian. A man with the voice of an angel. The afro dwelling songster that stole the 2004 Australian Idol title from Shannon Noll (yes they're still spewing.)

via: Getty Images
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