Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Aussie Nail - Aussie Lingo

Some bright and loud summery Aussie nails sharing some fair dinkum Aussie lingo.

For this mani I started with white nails, then I created a gradient using Picture Polish Crazy and Lime lite.  I applied a temporary tattoo design on my middle finger and I placed various words, which I had printed out on water decal paper and then cut up into single words, on my nails at various angles.

All of these words or short phrases are very easily understood down under, although not necessarily said all that often. I'd be interested to know how many of them international people know them all.  And for anyone wondering about what a bogan or yobbo is from my post earlier this week, I've provided some links.  

While putting all the words together I was actually quite amazed and just how many Australian slang words there are - and so many that I didn't actually realize were slang.  Some are words we use everyday and you often don't realize that they are not part of the normal English language.

 




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16 comments:

  1. I used "No worries", "Give it a bit" and" She'll be right" (although I do pronounce it as "she'b be right", even more bogan right?) But I have never heard Bonzer or Furphy before, what do they mean?

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    1. Ha ha
      Bonzer means great, fantastic.
      Furphy is a lie, rumor or not true story.
      :)

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  2. Great nails & Bonzer post :-p

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  3. Love the gradient, ALOT! Thanks for sharing some aussie slang words. I've heard some of them and others no idea what they'd even be referring to. You should do a non nail post explaining some uncommon ones, yea?

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  4. This is gold! You forgot "Ya Flamin' mongrel" hehehe :P

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  5. I really need to get some of that tatoo paper. Awesome mani..
    I was watching shopping channel the other day and a guest seller hadn't heard the word "arvo" before. I use it so much and didn't realise we in Australia actually do have our own langage :)

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    1. Arvo - yes, that was one on that site I linked above that we use all the time and I didn't realise was Australian. Another was Uni.

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  6. Strewth this is awesome!! No "dry as a dead dingos donger"??? Shame ;) This is fantastic though :)

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    1. HAAAAA Ah SC you are one classy lady. Seriously I was gonna put this on my nails, but it was just tad long.

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  7. ROFL!!! What an awesome mani and I love some of the reactions! I too had no idea what I thought was commonplace language was dead ringer, dinkie die Aussie slang!

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  8. No worries - gee I thought that was a Southern California thing. No worries... you can have it... :) Great mani!

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    1. Thats interesting. I remember when I was holidaying in the USA back in 1997 and I said no worries, and the american I was talking to had know idea what I was talking about.

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  9. Seems totally greenish. I love it. Keep posting and sharing. Thank you
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