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Humour: Australian swarm language


Well I had to have a groovy title so I could publish a funny joke on this oh-so-serious blog:

billabonk

to make passionate love beside a waterhole.

bludgie

a partner who doesn’t work but is kept as a pet.

dodgeridoo

a fake indigenous artefact.

mateshit

all your flat mate’s belongings lying strewn around the floor.

licky

a day off you get by asking the boss nicely.

barramondi

the sickie taken after Sunday, for the purpose of fishing.

fair drinkum

good quality Aussie wine.

klangaroo

the sound a roo makes when it hits your bull bar.

flatypus

a cat which has been run over by a vehicle.

yabble

the unintelligible language of Australian freshwater crustaceans.

carlton drift

the wayward walk home from the pub

bushwanker

a pretentious drongo who reckons he’s above average when it comes to handling himself in the scrub.

shornbag

a sheila with a brazillian wax.

From the Princess of Office Spam. Yes, you know who you are (every office has one). Viral marketing has nothing compared to her.

Language and meaning of terms evolves faster in social networks than I can keep up. Don’t use toon for avatar. Or ‘tar. Or avi. I stick with ‘dolly’ now. Fully sick.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Humour: Australian swarm language

  1. Oh, I can see a use for many of these! I imagine the septics are stumped tho! Thanks Laurel xx

  2. Hahaha I know someone in each of those categories; I’m not sure if that’s a good thing though…

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