S is for

  • sickie
    • Abbreviation: ‘a day’s sick leave’
    • ‘I’m not going to work tomorrow, I’m going to chuck a sickie’
  • stoked
    • (especially in New Zealand) very pleased; elated
    • ‘I’m stoked we beat South Africa in the rugby last night
  • stubbie
    • 375mL bottle of beer.
    • *few stubbies short of a six-pack [mentally slow]
    • Also [Darwin stubbie]
  • sandgroper
    • Resident of Western Australia
    • Origin: Sand-burrowing desert insect
  • Sheila
  • smoko
    • Work break
    • Even non-smokers have smoko, it just means stop to eat or have a coffee
  • schermozzle
  • spew
    • To vomit [verb]
  • spewin’
    • Furious [adjective]
  • snag
    • Sausage
    • Alternate acronym: Sensitive new Age Guy
  • strine
    • Australian slang and pronunciation
  • stoked
    • Very pleased
  • shout
    • To buy a round of drinks
  • ‘Straya
    • e.g. “I’ll be headin’ back to Straya for SMACC


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  1. says

    I’m not sure if you can call the Shepherd schermozzle a New Zealand competition -- you may need to be more specific and call it a “Manawatu competition”… I think the last good thing to come out of there was Christian Cullen.

    Not sure if it’s the same as schemozzle -- Yiddish origin? -- “a mess”.