Ah, the Australian vernacular. Laid back, slurred and bloody confusing to anyone who didn’t grow up here.
If you’re not familiar with the terms “Hard Yakka” and “Fair Dinkum”, Vanity Fair have enlisted the helping hand of Aussie actress (and mega babe) Margot Robbie to sort the ‘stubbies’ from the ‘tinnies’ in an educational video on Australian slang.
Sitting pretty on a tropical beach, Robbie covers everything from the ‘thong’, which in Oz does not refer to underwear, the perils of ‘chundering’ or ‘chucking a sickie’ and even the international differences in the word ‘fanny’…. while ‘doovalacky’ proves too much of a stretch for the actress, we can safely assume it would be for most people trying to wrap their head around Aussie dialect.
Watch and learn.