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An Aussie Chrissie


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It was getting close to Chrissie, which prompted me to chuck a sickie. I was still in the nuddy, so I slipped on some grundies. I went to light up a durry, but I’d run out and had to have a rollie. It was perfect weather and I wondered if the blokes from out Woop-Woop would be into having a barbie and lairing it up with me in Brizzie, the Big Smoke.

「やばいリンガル」Plate (プレート)

Everybody knows what a plate is, but in Strine when you’re invited to a party, barbie or the like, you’re often asked to bring a plate. Why would that happen? Read on to find out.



Australian English
A barbecue. The barbecue is an Australian tradition. It is customary to have a barbecue in the back garden, inviting friends, neighbors or relatives. The barbecue is generally regarded as important part of Australian culture.


Plain English

Barbie-usage examples

Chuck another prawn on the barbie.バーベキューに海老をかけてね。Throw another shrimp on the barbecue.
“It’s barbie night at my place. BYO booze.”「今夜、僕んちでバーベキューをやるんだ。飲み物持参でね。」“It’s barbecue night at my house. Bring your own drinks.”

Strine Dictionary