Man Asks People From All Over The World To Decipher Aussie Slang Terms, Hilarity Ensues

Their answers are AMAZING!

Man Asks People From All Over The World To Decipher Aussie Slang Terms, Hilarity Ensues Network Ten

If you've ever gone to work overseas, you'd know that our unique Aussie slag isn't understood by very many people.

Matt Horsburgh, the PR manager for Babbel International, knows this to be true because he uses Aussie slang all the time and finds himself having to explain what he means to his colleagues quite a lot.

He told news.com.au: "Working with people from all over the world on a daily basis, it’s eye-opening — and sometimes downright hilarious — to see how others react to some really everyday Aussie expressions.

"One of my favourite examples was when I said ‘yeah, no worries’ to a colleague and they asked me what I was worried about. I had to clarify that it meant ‘yes’.

"Even though I constantly end up having to explain what things like ‘she’ll be right’ or ‘togs’ mean, I think our slang is one of the most endearing things about being an Australian, and people from other countries always love hearing about our idiosyncrasies."

This led Matt to use Babbel, a language learning app, to poll people from the U.S, U.K, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Spain, the Philippines, Poland and Russia, to see how they interpret Australia slang and the answers will have you rolling on the floor laughing!

Most people understood "g'day", but some of the other phrases were a bit harder to decipher:

'She'll Be Right', which means "it will be alright" confused people in the UK who thought it meant "the wife is always correct" and in Russia who thought it meant, "she will be back in a minute".

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'Chuck a U-ey', which we use to describe someone making a u-turn in a car, meant "something that is disgusting" to those in Germany, "to drink fast" to those surveyed in Poland and "everything is cool" to the Russian participants.

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'Servo' was just as hard, with people in the U.K thinking it meant "bring the drinks" and those in France, Germany and Sweden thinking it described a "waiter", when really, it's just a service station.

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Our favourites, though, would have to be the interpretations of 'Crack The Sh**s' and 'Goon Bag'.

People in Sweden thought that a 'Goon Bag' was "a crazy person", whilst those in Poland thought it was used to describe someone who was "not a very smart person".

As for 'Crack The Sh**s', people in the US thought it meant "to get nervous" and people in Germany thought it meant "to clear out quickly".

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What's the funniest interpretation of Aussie slang you've heard?

 

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