Jessica in Australia

Jessica is a senior majoring in marketing in the Cox School of Business. During summer and fall 2011, Jessica is studying abroad with SMU-in-Australia. She’s eager to learn about new cultures, meet new people and experience life outside the United States.

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Australian Slang

Fringe = bangs
to skull a drink means to chug
vege = short for vegetable
bathers = swimsuit
keen= as in you are keen to go somewhere, which means you like the idea
brekkie= breakfast
cab sav= cabernet sauvignon wine
chewie= chewing gum
to wag school means to ditch/ play hooky
sunnies = sunglasses
Maccas = Mackers = McDonalds
lollies = candies
footy= australian rules football

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before but this one is my favorite. When Australians talk about someone who is an incredible, wonderful person they say that person is gorgeous, but by saying this they don’t mean physically they mean gorgeous on the inside.

and yes… I am procrastinating from doing schoolwork.

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