barbeque, outdoor cooker
The centrepiece of the suburban backyard. Frequently a large brick thing made of leftover house bricks and bathroom tiles.
See also: snag sanger
Popular among men with professional bumcrack (plumbers, brickies, labourers) and former Poms.
behind bars, doing time, imprisoned.
We use barbeque as adjective and noun not a verb, i.e., "Today's chef's special is barbequed barra."
big flat fish about the size of a large bass
It's yummy. And fierce. A popular catch in sports fishing.
Barra facts & photo
1. bad thing or situation
"It's a bastard." (It's a bad thing)
"Give me a hand, I can't get a hold of the bastard." (Give me a hand, I can't get hold of the thing/animal/person.)
2. bad person
See poor bastard.
public toilet or other place where guys loiter in the hope of shagging other guys
Beats are the only point of contact some closeted guys have with the community. The police in some countries use entrapment at beats and arrest you for shagging in a public place. Also bashers and muggers work in beats. You can get a safe anonymous fuck at a sauna or bathhouse.
bicycle or motorcycle
dog of mixed breeds, literally: bits of this and bits of that.
Aboriginal person, black person native to Australia.
This is NOT a racial slur.
See also: whitefella
Also known as the Old Dart.
wetbacks, illegal refugees
Australia is an island. So they come in boats. Via Indonesia mostly.
white trash, mullet wearer, may be person of little education.
In the UK: chav.
I.e., a kick in the bollocks.
Example: 'That's bollocks.'
Both definitions are used mainly by Australians who've recently migrated from the UK.
book-maker, professional or amateur who takes bets
cup, groin guard
As used in cricket to protect the bollocks.
Brizzie / Brissie / Brisvegas
Capital of Queensland, the north-eastern state of Australia.
Horses are not native to Australia. Like most feral animals in Australia, the horse was brought from England by white people. White people first came to stay in Australia in 1788.
Speedos, male swimwear similar to briefs. A budgie is a budgerigar, a small bird. What with shrinkage and being tossed about in the surf, it looks like you're smuggling budgies.
Photo of budgie smugglers
1. expression of regret
Example: "Bugger. I've stuffed it up."
Example: "You poor bugger."
not very much
tired, worn out or broken.
"I'm buggered." (I'm tired.)
"My brakes are buggered." (My brakes are worn out.)
"This is buggered." (This is broken.)
a bad place.
Example: "It's gone to buggery." (It's gone to hell.)
mucking about, messing about, being silly, not paying attention, not doing your job.
broken, not working properly
"The car is bung." (The car is not working properly or at all.)
"That one is bung." (That one is broken.)
outlaw from colonial (1788 - 1901) times
Ned Kelly is our most famous bushranger and one of our national heroes. There's a movie called Ned Kelly starring Our Heath (Heath Ledger of Brokeback Mountain fame). It's accurate enough.