Local Lingo - Australia

English may be the official language in Australia but they've certainly given it their own twist! So, if you're thinking about making the move down under you may find the following useful:


Thongs - In Australia, thongs go on your feet! Flip flops are called thongs across Australia and in some regions they’re also called ‘go backs’ because they fall off and you’re always having to go back for them.

Cactus - If someone tells you that something is ‘cactus’, they mean that it’s broken.

Hooroo - If someone says ‘hooroo’ to you, they’re saying goodbye.

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