Aussie Slang by Region [INFOGRAPHIC]

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Slang and language varies from one region to another. Even in one nation, people use different words to describe the same thing. A number of regions, cities, and schools have their own slang terms which baffle people even from neighbouring areas! Words that are understood more or less nationwide can be much more prevalent or popular in some parts than elsewhere.

To illustrate, the afternoon in the east coast (ViC, NSW, and QLD) is arvo whereas in South Australia it is aftie. The kid’s chasing game – i.e. being ‘safe’ – is bar in New South Wales, whereas it is barleys in Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria.

Similarly, an unsophisticated person in the outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne is a westie, whereas in the more affluent areas of Brisbane’s western suburbs this person is called a bogan or bevan, and in places where the western suburbs are coastal (i.e. Perth and Adelaide) such a person is called a boonie.



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For more than a decade, author Mark McCrindle has been researching the emerging generations and the words they use, which both create and define their sub-cultures. For further linguistic analysis, check out Word Up – a comprehensive lexicon of 21st century youth slang featuring an overview of the factors shaping language, literacy, manners, and social interactions, and a guide to bridging communication gaps.

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