It's been ages and ages since we've done any Australian words on this blog. See how many of the following rather old Australian slang words you can translate, taken from their famous song...
A tip o' the tam to Adullamite for triggering this post, in a roundabout way.
"Waltzing Matilda" has become almost the unofficial national anthem of Australia. It was written by Banjo Paterson, though many believe it was based on an older Scottish ballad.
For a larger sampling of Aussie slang (and regular words) click on the flag logo towards the bottom of the BritishSpeak sidebar. And another list here.
Finally, is it just me or does Banjo look a lot like Steve Carell (in the movie 40 Year Old Virgin)?