My interest in Aussie slang really started when I was listening to talk back radio,
you get to hear some amazing people and their stories.
Australian’s are a resilient lot, we band together through adversities, such as floods,
bush fires, cyclones, and anything else mother nature wants to throw at us. Australia’s
real beauty is in our people, our culture, and our way of life, we are born of free
spirit, it’s our characters that make Australia, you and me, real Aussies.
Of course we have the Great Barrier Reef, magnificent beaches, Kakadu, Tasmanian
wilderness, just to name a few, but it is Aussies, that speak the lingo, that the
rest of the world falls in love with.
Giddaymate was born out of an idea to discover the origin of Aussie slang. Along
the journey, I researched the history of the Australian Language, it’s full of humour,
back-handed compliments, mate ship, and rhythmic disguises.
You know when you meet a real Aussie, they will greet you with a hearty Giddaymate!
They will probably ask how you are, and then want to answer the question for you,
(howzit goin? … Good?), and before you know it they will be buying you a beer, whilst
talking your ear off about sports, politics or they will rabbit on about whatever
comes to mind, most of it filled with humour and delivered with full enthusiasm.
So help us keep Aussie slang alive,
hava Captain Cook, it’s a cracker of a book… Make someone’s day and give them a laugh. Good
on ya. hava good one,