2000 - Aussie Assie Aussie 101(204) (Taya Gille)

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2000 - Aussie Assie Aussie 101(204) (Taya Gille)

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Hey all! This is a class I used to teach in the White Tower, when classes were a huge part of getting raised. It was one of the easiest classes out there and a great way of earning some raising credit. *g* I'm posting it for Raven but others might get a kick out of it too!

This is what I used to post for the sign-ups!

Aussie Aussie Aussie language class sign ups!!

Ever wanted to know just WHAT those South African actors were saying in all those Aussie flicks? Ever felt dreadfully lost and confused on your holiday in Aussie-land?


No, this AIN’T no joke, my Aussie language class (complete with html!) is weddy, and I’m rearin’ to go! I just know all of you are too!

Just sign up below ( you’ll nevah regret it for a SECOND!!) and I’ll post up me lesson in a few days okay?

Before I go, just remember this: It’s gonna be fully ripper!

Oh, and here’s a small taste of what’s to come….

“What are ya, gimp? I hell rate that!”


She were Aussie of the Month in grade 7 at Mosman Park Primary :)

And then on other boards I would post an announcement with no text, like this:

AussieAussieAussie sign ups on Lecture Hall :)~nt~

Then finally it was time for the class to start!! I called it 204 for some silly reason - there was no reason for it, really - but now I'm calling it 101 'cause that makes more sense. Even if you do get pretty advanced at Aussie from this class. *g*

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE 204…here we gooo!!!

Muahahahahaha…have I got a show for you!!!

Class List:

(Class 4.)

Delphine Adele
Elmira al’Bair
Sierra Aldieb
Ariana Danarith

(Class 3.)

Tanya A+
Aile Navaro A+++
Meara al’Jade A+
Muirenn A++
Aelwhin Kerridar A+
Cari A++
Kirla A+++
Taimera A++
Khali Auxindalk
Moiraine Damodred

(Class 2.)

Airi Christianson *
Natalie Fylith *
Areyla *A
Quatilina Radishi
Aurelie Delaquay
Querida Farene **
Trel Anneleiku *

(Class 1.)

Mashiara Habri
Siofra :)
Tania :)
Alliana :)
Mierin :)
Kathana *shivers*
Elora :)

* : GGG member
** : A GGG member AND my ex-Mentee
*A : A Seeeedai! Ooooh…

Note: I was going to make this two lessons, but I thought it’d be easier for everyone (reference-wise) to handle it in one lesson, since the homework is based on all the information you are given! Don’t panic, it’s the easiest class you’re liable to take, ever. *lol*
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Re: 2000 - Aussie Assie Aussie 101(204) (Taya Gille)

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Okeeeee…Hello everybody, welcome to “Aussie Aussie Aussie 204!” Yes, that exclamation mark is part of the title, it was no accident, and you’ll see why it’s appropriate soon enough! Now, I know the course title is rather long, so you can just call it AAA, or even Triple A if you want *winks*. Today I hope to teach you all a little bit about my native land. I suppose to start off I will list a few of the names by which my country of residence is known. But first, here’s a word from our sponsor…well no, from my co-teach kinda girl, Kaylan Sedai (aka Kayls!):

It took me a while to find my post I did in the other class but it has some sunny Queensland versions of the beautiful Aussie dialect for you to feast your eyes on and try to twist your tongues around!!! (happy Taya??? *grin* btw you still forgot ‘joy’)There’s a few differences over in sunny Queensland….

So those differences will be accounted for throughout the posts! Now onto the lesson! First of all, names for this beautiful sunburnt continent. *absolutely NO sarcasm there*

Aussie land
Down Under
The Great Red
The Lucky Country
Big Fat Cockroach Nest

Okay, I made that last one up, but the first one is my personal favourite and I didn’t invent that!Okay, now that we’ve established which nation we’re talking about, we’ll move on to some basic Aussie terms which you really must know to pass this class. (And remember, LOL):

aus(Kayls): a person who is very australian

barbie: barbeque. “Put a steak on the barbie.”

beach: um, if you need me to explain this there’s something odd about you :)

beeyeh / beeya: (beer)my favourite drink besides Bailey’s Irish cream, and something we Aussies are stereotypically over-fond of. :)

bikies: we here in Oz have a thing with ‘ie’-ing our words, and when we refer to the motorcycle gangs, we do it again. Motorcycle gangs becomes Bikies. Simple, huh?

bloke: well I’m sure you know this one, but I just wanted to include it because it is an Aussie favourite. It defines any Australian male, usually teenagers and adults though.

but: Some of us use this after sentences which are supposed to have ‘but’ at the beginning: for example, “but I want more money” would be “I want more money, but.” We don’t know why this has happened, it just has, but *lol*.

chewey: chewing gum. We say “Want some chewey?” or “Gotta get some chewey” or “aw, lost ma chewey!”

darl: what middle aged occas call their spouses.

der: this came from one of our favourite Aussie icons, the character Kylie Mole, who was on a really successful comedy programme which I can’t remember the title of at the moment. She was a real Occa school gal and chewed her chewing gum and said “deeeeeer!” a lot. :) (Note: this is opposed to “duh”)

der fraido: I actually didn’t know this one, it was from Kayls: a lame insult we used in primary school (kinda like saying der-head).

dick ‘ead: (dick head)this is one of our favourite insults, it’s just so frank and to the point. I don’t know about other countries but in Oz this is the standard insult. You go, “Aw mate, you’re such a dick ‘ead ay?” For many guys this is a complement to their perferred form of male bonding (trust me, I’ve seen it).

fellas (Kayls): you may have seen this on some of my posts, it is like the word ‘son’ only me and my mates use it for everyone (as in ‘hey fellas! what ya doin?’ sorta thing)

footy: football, Australian rules football. Australia has the best style of football, in my opinion *lol*. Our boys wear lovely little shorts and singlets which hug the body nicely. Oh, and some of the favourites amongst the girls are Tony Modra, Jess Sinclair, Gavin Wanganeen, Shane Crawford and Ben Cousins *slurps*.

gimp: this was from Wayne’s World II when Wayne calls Garth a gimp. My bro and his surfing buddies are very fond of this word to describe any person they think is a dick head or in any way socially impaired.

jumper: (Kayls) sweater / pullover.

leavers: right, this is when you have finished your last high school year and you either head over to Rotto (see below in Names / Titles section) or go over to the Sunshine Coast to Surfer’s Paradise, which is the favourite spot for leavers Australia-wide. If you’re talking to a young person, they’re bound to ask you, “So what’d you do for leavers?” See also schoolies.

mate: buddy old pal. This is what Aussie blokes call all their male friends, sometimes even their female ones. Just a reminder from Kayls: we dont automatically tack the word ‘mate’ onto the end of every sentence! ‘ay’ is for that!!! *lol*

occa: used to describe the real Aussie Aussies – the ones with a dreadfully strong accent, who drink beer all the time (and have a beer gut to match), wear a hat with corks on strings, wear blue bonds singlets and little shorts, and say “G’day mate” a lot. This kind of Aussie is usually seen in the movies, you won’t find many of them around where I live.

ranga: this originally meant “dick head”, or the equivalent, but has now mutated to mean any person with red hair. Don’t ask me, it’s my bro again.

schoolies (Kayls): ‘leavers’ becomes ‘schoolies’ (used to describe both the week after you finish high school and the people on schoolies week) schoolies week is known for copious amounts of alcohol, parties, sex etc. (there’s also a really cool music festival the day after it finishes so you get an even worse headache than you had from your hangover) usually held at noosa/surfers paradise/anywhere beachy.

sheila: well, it’s a traditional Aussie name, but it’s also used to describe any female Australian, usually teenagers and adults.

son: as in “boy / man”. If you’ve ever watched an Australian soap, or a game of Aussie rules footy for that matter, you will have encountered this word. If a football player (usually a teenager or young-adult) is running far with the ball, the commentators will shout “go son!”

stoiling: stealing. Okay, the one time I encountered this word was in a documentary I had to watch for school, named Cop It Sweet. It was about Australian cops and racism against the Aborigines. One of the cops was reading out a list of crimes for one offender, and he had lots of “stealing” charges to his name. So she read, “Stoiling, stoiling, stoiling, break and enter…stoiling!” This is honestly no joke. So I say “Stoiling, stoiling…” to my mum, and it cracks her up.

sunshine: here’s a word that the old folks on Home and Away use to address the young girls and boys. A quote from Irene: “Gimmee a break, sunshine!” when talking to one of her foster children, probably Hailey or Will.

telly: this is our word for ‘television’.

tight arse!!!!!: (Kayls) a name for people who will do anything to avoid paying even 5 cents more than they have to) hehehe you can tell what radio station I listen to!!! (said by Mezza & Rosso).

the j’s: this refers to our favourite alternative radio station, Triple J. You also write it like this: JJJ. duh.

thongs: (Kayls) a word for um... i think you call them flip-flops overseas (not g-strings).

togs: (Kayls) a word for swimmers/bathers/ whatever. West Aussies don’t really say this that much.

twat: loser / idiot.

uni: this is our word for University; you may know it as College

Names / Titles.

Sometimes we have names which are spelled a certain way, but which are altered in their pronunciation so that they sound like something completely different. An example is the name Peter, which, for many Aussie blokes, is altered in this way: all the letters are replaced except for the P. *lol* Therefore: Peter becomes Poida

Unfortunately, there is no specifications as to which names can be altered in this manner. At present, the only name I can think of which is altered thus is that quoted above – Poida. However, you will remember the word I quoted earlier, “stealing”, which became “stoiling” after its Australianisation. Both words have the letters “oi” in common. L-farkin-O-L.

The Single or Double Z:

This is a rule which Australians use (if they want to be sarcastic, or if they are genuine Occas). You can apply this rule to almost any name. I will take my two good friends, Cheryl and Amanda, as an example. Their names would be altered thus: Cheryl becomes Chezza (or just Chez), Amanda becomes Azza (or Az).

Note from Kayls: In QLD ‘Azza’ is usually used for guys called Aaron (Amanda become ‘Manda). You can elaborate on these, of course. For instance, I ended up calling Amanda “Azman” for a while there. (Note: There are also silly other things you can do. My favourite nickname for Amanda was Asmunda, which then led to Smun, and finally Smundy. This is not occa, it’s just me, weirdo Trisha F.).

If you’ve seen any Australian drink-driving ads about the bikies, you’ll know that there is a character mentioned whose name is “Muzz”. And we have a football commentator named Basel Zempilas who is always referred to as “Bazz.” There you have it, the Double Z rule. You, Cari. You could be called Cazza. Tanya and Taimera, I might call either of you Tazza one day. Be prepared!

Kaylan provided me with some Sunny Queensland amendments to his rule. She writes:

There is also the Aussie habit to shorten everything: so Powderfinger (a great Aussie band) becomes ‘the Finger’, Jebediah become ‘the Jebs’, John Howard our Prime Minister becomes ‘Johnny/ (or dick ‘ead)

Names get shortened as well, (not just with zz’s) so Kayla becomes Kayls, Nathan becomes Nathe, Daniel is Dan (der).

Place names:

Rooty Hill
Dog Swamp (we call it Dog’s Womp)
Corny Point
Crowdy Head
Wool Wool

Place names & abbreviations:

(Note: These are mostly West Australian of course)

Aussies have this weird habit of abbreviating as much as they can. Place names are no exception:

Alice Springs > the Alice
Cottesloe > Cott (famous suburb for the beach – Cott Beach)
Fremantle > Freo (I live near here)
Gosnells > Gozzy (a.k.a. whoop whoop – see below)
Margaret River > Margarets (this is what my bro “Jimmy” calls the West Aussie equivalent of surfer’s paradise. See also down south)
Mosman Park > Mozzie Park (this is my suburb)
Rottnest > Rotto (a lil island off the coast of Perth, a favourite for holidays. See also leavers – above)
Scaborough > Scarbs (that’s just me, I’ve never heard anyone else say this)
Shenton Park > Shentoes
Southwestern Australia – Down South
Subiaco > Subi (this is where I work – yay)
Swanbourne > Swanny
The middle of nowhere > Whoop Whoop (you say this about places like Gozzy)
Yanchep > Yannoes (this is courtesy of my surfie brother James)

Some well-known Aussie sayings.

ay (Kayls): this is added to the end of almost every sentence for no apparent reason.

beauty / beaut!: excellent!

bonzer: beautiful / good.

classic: great / hilarious.

cool stuff: excellent

crikey: gees! (similar to ‘cripes’, I spose)

decent!: excellent! (courtesy of my friend Marina)

don’t come the raw prawn with me!: don’t you dare! / don’t try and fool me!

fair dinkum I’m telling the truth! / I’m serious!

fair go: oh, come on.

far out: wow. I don’t know if this is just an Aussie thing, but this means the same as strewth.

fark!: bet you don’t know this one! *winks*

fully: oh, absolutely; “I was fully trashed” (dorks like me say this) Or in a conversation it’d be: “Did you have a good day?” and the answer would be “Fully!”

g’day / g’day luv: well…you know the first one, right? The second is just specialised, usually employed when greeting a friend, who is usually female. You hear this on Home and Away a lot, especially from the resident occa, Alf Stewart.

go son! : what the commentators say to the spunky young ‘footy’ players who are having a good run with the ball.

goin’ down the pub: I don’t think this needs explanation :)

grouse: cool! (I hate this word)

hanging at the tav: used by uni students in my town to describe the events of a Friday afternoon when they frequent the Tavern on campus; purpose? = to get as wasted as possible.

hell: As in “That’s hell cool!” or “I was hell trashed!”

I dunno: well der :)

joy: I finally remembered Kayls, y’happy now? *g* We say ‘joy’ like this: “Oh that is SO joy!” meaning, “that is SO good!!” or “oh, excellent!”

mint: cool! (this was popular in all the Aussie soaps during the ‘80’s muahahahaha…)

no worries / no wuckin furries / no wuckas: that’s cool / yep, fine / okay / don’t worry; as in “Can I pay for that?” “Ah, no worries, ay.”

rip a scab from a tube: to take a can from box of beer.

ripper: fantastic!

she’ll be right: it’ll be fine! My friend Amanda said her ex-boyfriend said this every time she asked him something, and that’s why she dumped him – “she’ll be right” was his entire vocabulary.

strewth!: oh no! / Holy crap! / fark!

true blue: good / fair dinkum / honest; “true blue Aussie” is taken as a complement.

yeah, he’s a good bloke: yeah, I like that guy. This is one that teenaged Aussie boys seem to favour.

you serious?: are you kidding? / really? (my brother’s friends use this)

And a new one just in:

I hell rate that: that’s awesome! (my brother told me this one yesterday – LOL (This was so the last time I posted the class :p).

Allusions to Aussie-land / famous Aussie quotes:

“Come on Aussie come on, come on” – from an ad for bread, I believe, and also used for our cricket team when they used to be half-decent (in my humble opinion).

“HELLOOO AUSTRALIA!” – Merick and Rosso, Triple J radio (99.3 fm). (You know this right Kaylan? LOL).- Note from Kayls: Triple J is on 107.7 in Brisvegas (another name for Brisbane for all you non Aussies).

“I’m not a party girl! I don’t like to smoke! I’m not a party girl! I don’t like to driiiink!” Magic Dirt (Adalita Srsen), ‘She-riff’, Friends in Danger.

“Strewth!”; “Aw, fair go Aylse!” –Alf Stewart, Home and Away.

“Go get ‘em, tiger!” – Merick and Rosso, Triple J radio.

“We are the youth!” – Silverchair (Daniel Johns), ‘Anthem…’, Neon Ballroom.

“You suck!” – Killing Heidi (Ella Hooper), ‘You Don’t Know’, Reflector.

A few good things about Aussie land.

– our great music : silverchair, Killing Heidi, Magic Dirt, Something for Kate, You Am I etc
– um….?
– ah….
– we have nice winters!!!
– um…..
– we have [vaguely] free education???
– Kayls had me add the great aussie icons, the pie, the big pineapple/banana/prawn etc. I’m in two minds as to whether these are great, but they sure are Aussie! (sorry, national joke…*lol*).
– oh, and I added this one since last time – we have SOME cute guys – but then, who doesn’t?

Okay that’s it! :)

Oh, and now for [font color=blue] homework:

Make up 3 bonzer Aussie sentences from the words and phrases I’ve given you, and post ‘em under here :).

Taylie the Mint Aussie Sheila
LOL-ing all the way to the telly to watch [/i]Home and Away[/i].

Kaylan (aka. Kayls)
Taya’s little helper
Certified Aussie (so neh neh homework was easy for me!!!)

Awwww *sniffles* Who’s nostalgic? Well, I am. *lol* Hey, here are some of the responses to sign-ups that I had:

Delphine Adele 8/30/2001 12:52:13 PM:

*jumps up and down* mememememe!

Yay, Heath Ledger here I come! *giggles*


Elmira al’Bair 8/30/2001 2:03:48 PM

Good'day Mate!

Sounds good! Aussie Aussie Aussie, here Comes Elmira!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Luv from Elmira and sign me up!

PS. OOC: My brother and i made up a few phrases in Australian by using the back of our box of Lucky Charms a couple of years ago, "Good'day Mate! How bouts we watch some tele and munch some bickies and fried roo?"
*giggles* If that's not funny, I don't know what is!

Cyndrid 8/30/2001 4:17:19 PM

i'll be there mate! put some

shrimps on the barbie..... ;p
See how awful i am! I need a class


Sierra Aldieb 8/30/2001 10:13:32 PM

allrighty then

Sign me up!

Ariana Danarith 9/2/2001 11:02:38 AM

me me me!!

Just a bit of AAA trivia – once I had this novice who had recently joined DM come over and see the class, and get VERY offended. She essentially told me that “I’m Australian and we don’t talk like that! And have you ever even BEEN to Australia?!” I said that yes, I had, since I’ve lived here most of my life and all. ;) She was the only person to ever get offended by the class, which was after all a bit of a joke. *S*
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