More vocab from Australia

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

Australia has more words ending in “O” than any other country, I reckon bar none. For all those travelling here is a list of the important ones just incase you get asked to stop by the Bottle-O on the way home in the Arvo, oh and vould also get something from the Fisho before you fillup at the servo.

Nice online dictionary as well here.

Ambo : ambulance, ambulance driver
Arvo : afternoon
Avos : avocados
Bizzo : business (“mind your own bizzo”)
Bottle-o : liquor shop
Dero : tramp, hobo, homeless person
Doco : documentary
Drongo : a dope, stupid person
Fisho : fishmonger
Freo : Fremantle in Western Australia
Garbo, garbologist : municipal garbage collector
Gyno : gynaecologist
Journo : journalist
Kero : kerosene
Metho : methylated spirits
Milko : milkman
Reffo : refugee
Rego : vehicle registration
Relo : family relative
Salvos, the : Salvation Army, bless them
Seppo : an American
Servo : petrol station
Smoko : smoke or coffee break
Thingo : Wadjamacallit, thingummy, whatsit
Vejjo : vegetarian
Yobbo : an uncouth person

 


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