Quiz: Can You Tell Australian from UK Slang?
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Can You Tell Australian from UK Slang?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Most of us have been able to pick up a bit of UK and Australian slang from watching television. Do you think you know enough about the differences between the two to ace this quiz? Let's get started to find out.

G'day mate. Are you into some shrimp on the barbie, or would you rather have some fish fingers and custard? Yup, we mixed things up there, but that's the theme of this quiz, right?

Slang exists in every language and culture. According to the definition of the word "slang," it is a collection of, mostly spoken, words that are very informal and that may be limited to a particular context or group of individuals. This means that even UK and Australian slang will vary according to age, geography, culture, and even interests. 

Some slang has been relatively persistent throughout the ages, but some has come and gone according to fads. And, just because some of us have a hard time deciphering the difference between the UK and Australian accents, does not mean that the slang used by each of these peoples are similar because that is not necessarily the truth.

So, if you think you can hang with the slang of the UK and Australia, take this quiz to test your knowledge.

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Where can you listen to "Accadacca"?
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In which country might someone tell another person to "bugger off"?
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Where might a person be "knackered"?
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In which country might you hear an "ambo"?
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Would an Australian be likely to call someone a "skive"?
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Where can you eat at "Macca's"?
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In which country might you go "see a man about a dog"?
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Where might you get pulled over by a "coppa"?
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In which country can you buy "petty"?
10 of 35
Where would locals use the word "tosh"?
11 of 35
In which country might a person "know their onions"?
12 of 35
Where is "arvo" a time of day?
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Where might a person be "chuffed"?
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Where is Australia called "Straya"?
15 of 35
Would someone from the UK describe a person as "gobby"?
16 of 35
Would someone from the UK say that another person has "lost the plot"?
17 of 35
In which country might a person be "minted"?
18 of 35
In which country is rugby called "footy"?
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Where can you drink "plonk"?
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Where can you work as a "garbo"?
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In which country might you catch someone "telling porkies"?
22 of 35
Where can you eat a "biccy"?
23 of 35
Where might someone be "snookered"?
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In which country can you post on "Facey"?
25 of 35
Would an Australian be likely to say that they've got the "collywobbles"?
26 of 35
Where can you type a paper on a "lappy"?
27 of 35
In which country might someone "throw a spanner in the works"?
28 of 35
In which country might a person be described as "all mouth and no trousers"?
29 of 35
You'll find "musos" in pubs in which country?
30 of 35
In which country might someone have a "crusty dragon"?
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In which country can you work as a "postie?"
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Where might you hear someone call tobacco "baccy"?
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In which country might two people have a "chin wag"?
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Where might someone be "devo"?
35 of 35
In which country can you eat an "avo"?
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