Learn Australian lingo in just three minutes, by just abbreviating everything!
With almost 21,500 YouTube Views and more than 1,5 million Facebook views the video is certainly educating many people unfamiliar with Straya lingo.
A youth pastor from Sydney has created a stir online with his very simple tutorial titled “How to Speak Australian”.
In just two words 30-year-old Josh Hawkins sums up the basics of the Australian vernacular, “abbreviate everything”.
“We’re from Australia. We love a good chat, but not for too long,” Josh says at the start of the video, which also stars local actor Rhys Keir.
The pair then run through a list of some of Australia’s favourite abbreviations, including:
Australia translating as Straya, football would be footy and tennis is tenno while a biscuit is commonly expressed as biccy and ofcourse a chocolate biscuit as a choccy biccy.
“It was pretty insane and I didn’t think it would happen again,” he told the BBC.
He does admit his only mistake was misspelling the town of Wollongong in south of Sydney, “Practically the whole town has been messaging me.
“I was in a rush so I didn’t spell-check it and I got a whole bunch of messages today.”