After a chat with Baby yesterday I started thinking about us australians and how we just aren't satisfied with a word unless we can put an o or y sound on the end of it.
Take names – And I'll just get Bazza, Gazza and Dazza out of the way first.
If you're Dave, you'll be called, Davo, John will be Johnno, Steve – Stevo. Jim – Jimbo
If your surname is Black consider yourself Blackie, Thompson – Thommo, Smith – Smithy
If you live in Newcastle – you live in Newy
Brisbane – Brissy
Freemantle – Freeo
When you have a drink you order:
a voddie – vodka
a twiste – twist top
a chardy – chardonay
And just tonight I heard my son say he felt like a bevy – a beveridge
Got a drinking problem, need AA, you're probably an alcho
Morning tea time – then it's time for smoko
You might have a sambo – sandwich, you could put avo on it – avocado
Or maybe you'll spark up the barbie – barbeque
Having a conversation with someone is a convo and if you're going to see them in the afternoon, it's the arvo.
Need your sunglasses – get your sunnies
Had an accident – call the ambo – ambulance
See whats on television, turn on the telly
And what to watch on the telly? Why not get educated and watch a doco – documentary
If you want a cigarette you have a durry
Why not go to the football and watch some footy
Garbage night – better put the bins out for the garbo
kerosene – kero
methylated spirits – metho
the milkman is the milko
the postman – postie
a mosquito – mozzie
Need to go to the service station – go to the servo
And if you do a U turn - you chuck a yewie
There would be thousands more, these are just ones I use. No wonder people think we speak another language.
And I'd just like to clear up the word aussie. It's not ossie. You have to pronounce the ss as a zz