A couple of funny Australian jokes we found floating around the email! One is about beer (no shock on that topic!) and the other about Aussie slang – with a difference!
Beer Makes Wonderful Fuel
A 2007 study found that the average Australian walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Australians drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year. That means, on average, Australians get about 41 miles per gallon.
Not bad eh!
From the Editor – I think their estimation on beer consumption is a little low!
Australian Slang with a Twist!
The following are results from an OZ-words Competition where entrants were asked to take an Australian word, alter it by one letter only, and supply a witty definition.
You may need to be an Australian to understand!
- 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.
- Fair drinkum: good-quality Aussie wine.
- Flatypus: a cat that has been run over by a vehicle.
- Mateshit: all your flat mate’s belongings, lying strewn around the floor.
- Shagman: an unemployed male, roaming the Australian bush in search of sexual activity.
- Yabble: the unintelligible language of Australian freshwater crustaceans.
- Bushwanker: a pretentious drongo, who reckons he’s above average when it comes to handling himself in the scrub.
- Crackie-daks: ‘hipster’ tracksuit pants.
And for the Kiwi’s amongst us:
- Shornbag: a particularly attractive naked sheep.