Australia is rich with colourful slang terms oftentimes referred to as "Strine". It's part of the Australian vocabulary and testifies to the Australian creativeness and their laid-back and happy go-lucky view to life. Strine or aussie slang also reflects a great deal about the history of the nation.
Australia's more traditional songs and aussie poems have added greatly in keeping alive the typical slang which dates back to the early 19th century. Australian culture has popularised words through TV and movies such as "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie" and "Barry McKenzie Holds His Own". Here you will find the complete A to Z of words and phrases along with Australia's funniest and most unusual sayings.