Aussie Slang by Region [INFOGRAPHIC]

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Slang and language varies from one region to another. Even in one nation, people use different words to describe the same thing. A number of regions, cities, and schools have their own slang terms which baffle people even from neighbouring areas! Words that are understood more or less nationwide can be much more prevalent or popular in some parts than elsewhere.

To illustrate, the afternoon in the east coast (ViC, NSW, and QLD) is arvo whereas in South Australia it is aftie. The kid’s chasing game – i.e. being ‘safe’ – is bar in New South Wales, whereas it is barleys in Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria.

Similarly, an unsophisticated person in the outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne is a westie, whereas in the more affluent areas of Brisbane’s western suburbs this person is called a bogan or bevan, and in places where the western suburbs are coastal (i.e. Perth and Adelaide) such a person is called a boonie.



Click here to download the infographic.


For more than a decade, author Mark McCrindle has been researching the emerging generations and the words they use, which both create and define their sub-cultures. For further linguistic analysis, check out Word Up – a comprehensive lexicon of 21st century youth slang featuring an overview of the factors shaping language, literacy, manners, and social interactions, and a guide to bridging communication gaps.

Click here to purchase your copy.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

professional Christmas lunch Northern Beaches media activity Research Executive Education Future Forum 1980 spend emerging technologies menai wedding budget financial sydneysiders participants local communities schools Bathburst investor focus group community wealth youth unemployment newspaper men home the changing face of sports social shifts The ABC of XYZ Crime Rates bondi sector thought leadership wealth and income distribution millennials house prices home owner future of education experience low density "know the times" in depth interviews FOMO innovative Assistant Store Manager baby name trends research visualisation Kirsten Brewer baby names recap customer trend tuesday priorities waverton youth rain housing growth capital cities salary Aussie trends of 2016 English Australia Day politics organisational culture Australians list organisations commute social commentary university engagement paying to work volunteers twentyseventeen careers Res Vis emerging generations affordable future marriages in the media safe 2013 environment social gold coast ACF energy unaffordable professional development australians staying home more Financial Planning Week financial future data analyst snapshot Canberra millionth public speaking Australian Census rental stress jobs of the future World Water Day mining boom TAS marriage gender finance Australian demographics land of the middle class mobile ethnography daily commute mother's day faux-ciliser house work-life poker master demographer jobs research cancelling plans Wellington tea Christmas season January 26th hobart parents Word Up acf15 ABS moderators guide friends ideas young australians brisbane relevant mccrindle in the media learning millenials investment Real Estate Institute of Victoria consumerism faux-cilising divorce rate educated school satisfaction social media McCrindle Speakers education future professional speaker child care case study renter of the future woolworths shbc Births quote global emerging trends balance demographic trends personalities easy rider education future report narcissism perth cultural diversity charity workplace generation church social impact work business Myth Social Trend neutral bay data visualisation work mates EFF collaborative Sydney schools students 1975 grandparents REIV National Conference optimistic internet statistics eliane results entrepreneur Australian Home population growth year 12 property price personal growth post rationalism Northern Beaches Christian School poor entertainment communities news futurist online shopping cancelling event survey trends analyst Queensland: QLD JOMO research pack non profit average aussie The Daily Edition hornsby generation alpha global generations lifestyle Queensland daily telegraph teleworking Australian communities gen alpha deloitte annual income mythbusters Charlotte tableau slideshare outsourcing future proof urban living future-proof financial dreams pyrmont digital water earn economy cancel plans program wellbeing know the times cold nfp study economic PSI cost of living Royals Merry Christmas seasons 40 million christianity WA social researcher winter rising house prices weather huffington post small business analysis social researchers darwin Australian Bureau of Statistics google for education Australian schools women hopes australian communities trends report financial independence NSW buildings year 7 forecasting Netflix media commentary communication NT Tuesday Trend insights learner identity forum suburb conference speaker 2016 video wolloomooloo TDE social lives selfie going out sector wide study royal influence learning styles crows nest Australian Trends REIV Conference royal social life crime victoria greatness christmas Gen X sydney event family learn facts growing population Australian Communities Trends cartodb eliane miles tips socialising training Aussies goals manly social analysis weekly earnings unemployment 10 years curiosity australian social research housing affordability Financial Planning Association of Australia new york times dreaming Generation X mythbusting area engage vegemite rule keeper sunburnt country generations communicate housing culture mccrindle research 2017 shopping trends of 2017 entrepreneurs of today online google Tasmania hello fresh Love qualitative research keynote speaker workplace culture high density apartments suburban living teachers group session national wealth faux-cilise criminal baby name urban taskforce ashley fell Melbourne Wagga Wagga long weekend ease of travel community engagement life domestic Northern beaches Event leader generation Z real cost ipswich employment ageing population logan visualisation couple Caregiver rich 2014 consumer divorce workshop report CBD brand home ownership Sydney keynote speaker goal thrive world Christchurch Generation Y language housing trends holidays Tuesday Trends mccrindle trends stats NEETs resilience builders australian communities forum Adelaide February 16 debate communications growth state owning a home tertiary education national private wealth 1968 collaboration education easter debt Engineering Manager sector wide System's Architect sydney speaker internships apartment resource omnibus housing market panel market research Scouts FPA not for profit social enquiry presentations optus interactive research services change litter friendship young people Australian Families 2012 princess charlotte 24,000,000 community event optus my business awards Valentine’s Day environmental scanning moreton bay student Deaths demographic transformations media school students affordability urban living index property townhouses ashley mckenzie follow national crime rates 2020 staying in sydneycity population map gen z society holiday monarchy Channel 7 employers leadership workshop sentiments SA local households authenticity wealth distribution mortgage australia sustainable Australian Dream hills shire Do It Yourself presentation educhat potts point urban career government students household baby name predictions alpha ultimo rise of local define marketing mentor speakers religion education research overcast 24 million wages social commentator Channel Seven tv stay home DIY relational aussie culture research data geomapping researcher anzac society trends house price motivate parenting brand experience mccrindle tea increasing densification village group skills Christmas presents renting happiness click wealth and income school focus groups food kate middleton social change families megatrends not-for-profit rent Western Australia education sector innovation fresh Hornsby Shire Council global financial crisis New Zeland 1994 future of work GPO conference presentation dare to dream coffee royal baby Duchess of Cambridge capital city teacher event IT Specialists future proofing ACT baby boom teach cars proactive plans dessert social research data celebration internship middle class DESTEL visual HSC suburbs social trends offenders cloudy days Financial Planning Association transport responsive survey design blaxland demographic staff shopper's pick Kiwi trend Gen Y events ACF 2016 VIC repayments typical australian university degree summer income children Geoff Brailey cooking high school high density living New Zealand baby boomers sunny days generational trends Population Clock high density residents brands graphs Wodonga vegetarian shifts workforce clothing technology product keynote tuesday prince george earnings business index world youth day publication mover and shaker baby royal family population milestone population city leadership South Australia census Australia Day 2017 Real Estate entrepreneurial insight demographics Northern Territory media release socialites Territory networking public holiday cash names states winter blues mateship sun retirement dream toys meals conference teaching property market infographic Mark McCrindle New South Wales marrickville 2015 award fears intern 23 million living tattoos equip challenge lalor park etiquette father's day

Archive