19 Words That Mean Something Different For Australians

A barbie isn’t a doll and a croc isn’t a shoe.

What this means normally: A blonde, plastic doll for kids.
What this means in Australia: A BBQ, or a party that usually takes place in the afternoon, where you stand around drinking beer and eating meat.

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What this means normally: A season.
What this means in Australia: Soaring temperatures, epic thunderstorms, and melting asphalt. Basically Australia becomes a humid hell for three months of the year.

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What it means normally: Something a drunk girl might yell excitedly.
What it means in Australia: The middle of absolute nowhere.

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What this means normally: Someone who is illegally importing birds.
What this means in Australia: A type of swimwear for men, favoured by our prime minister.

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