Australia is rich with colourful slang terms oftentimes referred to as "Strine". It's part of the Australian vocabulary and testifies to the aussie creativeness and their laid-back and happy go-lucky view to life. Strine 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 aussie slang which dates back to the early 19th century. Australian culture has popularised aussie slang through TV and movies such as "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie" (released in 1972) and "Barry McKenzie Holds His Own" (released in 1974). Here you will find the complete A to Z of Strine (Australian Slang) words, terms and phrases along with Australia's funniest and most unusual words.
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