How to understand what Aussies are saying
Australia. A country with long summers, clean streets, bright beaches and a really, really weird way of speaking.
Maybe it’s because Aussies spend so much time staring at the sun, that the never-ending squinting turned their voices all nasal. Maybe the relaxed ‘eternal holiday’ vibes caused all the vowel sounds to draw out longer than they’re meant to. Maybe the attitude of over-familiarity towards all people and things at all times caused a nickname epidemic.
Look, who bloody knows. All we do know is that we can’t teach you how to mimic the accent, but we can certainly teach you how to understand a little more Australian slang.
In order to navigate the land down under and understand whatever the hell people are actually saying, there are a few buzz words and phrases that may be helpful to memorise.