Whacko : An exclamation of delight or elation.
Wheelie : What "Hoons" do when they are "Hooning" around. Squealing the tyres on your car, you know what I mean. Using about 2000 miles worth of rubber, but only moving a few feet.
Whinger : Someone who continually complains. If he won one thousand dollars he would "whinge" that it should have been two. The type of person who very easily gives you the "Irrits".
Whip Around : To spontaneously have a collection (of money) for a good cause. I am a good cause so you can all have a "Whip Around" for me. I'll let you know where to send the cheque.
Whopper : A big lie. Bigger than normal and usually easily noticed.
Wobbly (To Chuck A) : Throw a tantrum, get angry and lose control.
Wog (1) : A germ that has totally defied medical science, but is the cause of a lot of "Sickies". Also happens at the most inconvenient time, like when you have days off, then you get the "Wog", and have to go to bed to rest.
Wog (2) : A semi offensive word used to describe anyone from Italy or Greece. Less common than it was in the 1950's and 1960's. Don't ever tell anyone that you took a day off work because you were in bed with a "Wog", because someone is bound to ask, "What was their name".
Wonky : Unsteady on your feet. If you get hit over the head, you might feel a bit "Wonky".
Wood Duck : A proverbial loser who tries to show they know everything but they never get anywhere.
Wooden Spoon : The trophy for coming last in any event or competition.
Wood (To Have The.....On) : "To Have The Wood" on someone is to know their weaknesses, and use them to your own advantage.
Woofie : A bit smelly. It "Pongs".
Woop ~ Woop : A non existent place that describes any remote locality. We went out the back of "Woop ~ Woop" for a holiday.
Worries (No.....Mate) : A term that describes you will do whatever is asked. You won't even procrastinate over it. When asked to do something, you simply reply "No Worries Mate".
Wowser : A puritan. Doesn't drink, smoke or even think about doing the wrong thing by his "Missus". It is generally directed more often at those who tend to teach others to be the same.
Wrap (To Give A Big.....To) : To give someone the highest praise.
Write ~ Off : What your car is called when it is worth $5000.00 and you have just done $8000.00 worth of damage to it.
X ~ Out : To totally rid yourself of something. It has gone from your memory forever. I've had to "X ~ Out" a few of my escapades from my early years.
Yabber : Chatter or talk.
Yabbie : Small Australian crustacean found in fresh water creeks and dams. They are great to eat.
Yack (Having A) : Having a chat or talk.
Yacker or Yakka : Hard work. The word comes from an Australian made heavy work clothing brand name. "Yakka".
Yank Tank : In this day and age of high fuel prices, they are no longer very common, but were seen a lot up until about the late 1960's. Any large American car, like a Chevrolet Impala or Dodge Phoenix etc.
Yap : Same as "Yabber". Idle chatter or talk.
Yarning : Nothing to do with wool or sheep. Simply telling stories and remembering old times together.
Yobbo : A "Yobbo" is easily noticed. They have a loud voice, poor social skills and generally nothing much going for them, but they let everyone know they are around.
Youse : A genuine Australian word. It is pronounced "Yewse", and indicates a group of people. How "Youse" all goin'?
Zack : What a sixpenny coin was called, before we changed to decimal currency. Not really used to describe the five cents that replaced the sixpence.
Zack (Not Worth A) : Worthless.
Zed : Most other English speaking countries say "Zee", but we say "Zed". The last letter of the alphabet.
Zonked : Exhausted.
I know there are a lot more, but I have left the rude, crude ones out. I hope you enjoyed learning a little about the way we talk.
Now if I was to tell you that I was going to have a "Dad And Dave", then get onto the "Missus" on the "Dog and Bone", and after that I was get my "Billy Lids" and hit the "Frog And Toad", so we could end up somewhere out "The Back Of Bourke", but it would take a lot of "Hard Yacka" and be much easier in a "Yank Tank", you would know exactly what I meant. While you are working that out, I'll make some "Sanga's" to take with us. I'll probably "Get A Rocket", when we get back, and might even get "The Big A" from my job for taking a "Sickie" because I had "Mondayitis".
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