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Can You Pass Our Ultimate Aussie Parenting Slang Quiz?

How well do you understand Aussie slang? We’ve put together the ultimate list of Aussie phrases just for parents. Test your knowledge of the language Down Under with our cheeky guide only parents will understand.

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One of the things that makes Australia so unique to many other countries is the slang. You’ve probably heard quite a few of these phrases said before (and muttered a couple yourself), but do you really know what these common Aussie phrases actually mean?

Test your Aussie parenting slang IQ and see how many you can get right.

Clucky – a feeling of wanting children, with irreversible consequences.

Rellie – someone you can dump the kids off to and not have to offer payment.

Up the duffhormonal and the size of a hippo.

Arvo – the time of the day when everyone in the household decides they need you at the exact same time.

It’s gone walkabout – what you tell the kids when they can’t find a missing toy that you secretly binned three month ago.

Hard yakka – carrying an infant, cooking dinner and trying to get your eldest to sit down and do his homework. Just another day of work for a mum, really.

Buckley’s chance – your odds of actually sleeping through the night. 

Chuck a sickie – something that you used to do before you had kids and before you realised that parenting is a full time job with NO SICK DAYS EVER.

She’ll be apples – what you say to strangers at the supermarket as they watch in horror as your little one tantrums in the lolly aisle because you refused her a Chupa Chups.

Piece of piss – what you thought parenting would be like.

Flat out – what parenting really is like.

Tucker – what you spend 50 per cent of your day preparing, serving and then cleaning up from off the floor.

No wackas – How you felt before you had kids.

Servo – where parents go to fuel up on petrol and chocolate (and escape the children).

Beyond the black stump – where you probably feel like going after a particularly bad day with the kids.

Your shout – what you mutter to your husband at 3am when the baby is crying for the 15th time.

Stunned mullet – the look on your face when your child rips off his pants and urinates in public.

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Happy Australia Day to all mums out there! We hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy a few bevys (without anyone spitting the dummy!).

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written by:

Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna traded in the cold mountain air for the laid back lifestyle of Australia nine years ago. She is now a mum to one son, one daughter, one dog and one cat, all of whom live with her and her partner in Cairns, QLD. When not writing about the ups and downs of parenting, she is usually outside doing some form of physical activity or indulging in a glass of antioxidant-infused fruit drink. Okay, it's wine.