Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's language but are considered acceptable in certain social situations. Make sure that your English matches the occasion. It’s OK to use slang with friends but not in a business meeting. Lets see how much you know about Aussie slang (Read the post "Aussie slang") with the following Australian Slang quiz:
1. If someone asks you to come over this 'arvo', when should you arrive?
a. this morning b. this weekend c. this afternoon
2. If someone calls you a 'galah', what are they saying about you?
a. you are a loud and rude person b. you are gallant, a real gentleman c. you are a criminal, headed for the gallows
3. If someone offers you 'a cuppa', say yes and you'll get …
a. a punch in the nose b. an Australian cake c. a cup of tea
4. If someone says let's 'crack a tinny', what are they going to do …
a. open the sun roof on the car b. open a can of beer c. race a boat
5. If someone asks you where the dunny is, what are they looking for?
a. the pub b. the boss c. the toilet
6. If someone says they are ' fair dinkum', they mean …
a. they know how to swim a little b. they are telling you the truth c. they were born in Australia
Answers: 1: C, 2: A, 3: C, 4:B, 5:C, 6:B