Avo, Arvo, Mabo, ScoMo and all the essential Strayan words
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The hilarious dictionary of Australia's unique words and phrases
Following up on the success of Strayapedia, Dom Knight has put together a dictionary of all things 'Strayan. From Acca Dacca to trakkie daks, from Avo to Yeah-no, from Bindi to Tinnie, The Strayan Dictionary gives us the definitive definitions to Australia's unique words, names and phrases.
Acca Dacca - a nickname for AC/DC which, unusually for an Australian nickname, takes just as long to say as the original.
Arvo 1. Afternoon, abbreviated because who can be bothered saying the extra syllables when they're relaxing on a sofa in the arvo? In cases of extreme laconicness, 'sarvo' is used, meaning 'this arvo'.
2. How wankers say 'avo'.
Blind 1. Highly intoxicated, as in absolutely farken maggoted.
2. Unable to see due to problems with one's eyes, rather than just being blind drunk.
3. A device for preventing light from entering a room that is highly useful in the event of someone being blind drunk the night before.
Dak 1. Trousers.
2. To remove someone's trousers. Consequently, the question of whether someone is wearing trousers is sometimes ambiguous, a conundrum most notably explored by former prime minister Malcolm Fraser during a visit to Memphis, Tennessee.
Dom Knight is one of the founders of The Chaser, and as a writer on most of their projects he was definitely responsible for all of the jokes you liked and none of the bad ones. In recent years he's also presented serious programmes on ABC Radio and a silly one on Triple M. His books include Strayapedia and Trumpedia.
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