Understanding Australian culture and Australian English will help you enjoy even more your staying.  It is important to understand that Australian English is unique; it has its own distinctive accent and vocabulary.  If you stay at a Manly hostel, you will have the chance to explore the local customs and the Australian slangs.  Here are some of them:

May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny door down – a way of wishing someone bad luck.

Full as a centipede’s sock drawer – very full.

Go troppo – go crazy.

Have a root – have sex

He needs that like a third armpit – he doesn’t need it at all.

Kangaroos loose in the top paddock – eccentric or not very bright.

May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny door down – a way of wishing someone bad luck

Mouth like the bottom of a cocky’s cage – a dry mouth, often as a result of heavy drinking and or smoking.

Nurse the baby – look after a baby.

Siphon the python – go to the toilet (for males)

Stone the crows – expression of amazement.

Stoked – excited.

Tucker – food.

Two-pot screamer – someone who can’t hold their drink.

Woop woop – isolated place.

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