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How to Talk "Aussie": Even More Australian Slang, Strine and Colloquialisms (J to P)

John was born and raised in Australia. Subsequently, he is interested in all things Australian: language, sport and culture.

A typical Aussie bar scene 1980s

A typical Aussie bar scene 1980s

Welcome to Australia

Welcome, and thanks for visiting the third installment of my "Dictionary of Australian Slang, Strine and Colloquialisms" which I have continued due to the popularity of the first two articles. If you are reading this it has obviously been published, something I have had quite a bit of trouble achieving. Because there are a number of websites listing the A, B, Cs of Aussie Slang it is difficult to pass the "duplication" test, and this hub has constantly come up against that hurdle.

What surprises me is that the first two articles in the series were immediately published without a problem. Anyway, I am persistent if nothing else so better late than never. If you readers enjoy what I've written here than it is definitely worth the trouble.

Strine's Fine

The weather's always sunny

In this land of milk and honey,

And we all talk rather funny

Even those with lots of money.

Other countries have their slang,

Some accents even have a twang.

From the British Isles our language sprang,

Waltzing Matilda's often sang.

Aussies often speak in strine,

Oh, a language so devine.

Our country doesn't toe the line,

We are unique and that is fine.

What to Expect When Visiting Australia

As a modern country Australia prides itself in its multicultural society, with many nationalities and languages. The predominant spoken language is English, but there is a distinct and colourful local variation often known as strine or simply "Aussie". It is helpful to learn at least a few of the different terms and colloquialisms if holidaying here but not essential. Some Aussies may even get a kick out of the discomfort of a foreign visitor's frustrated attempts to make sense of a conversation, but as a whole, we are a pretty friendly mob and most of the time we do go out of our way to help tourists wherever possible.

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Unlike many other countries where there are regional dialects, the only noticeable accent deviations you will find here are those of the upper, middle and working classes, though even these are slight (maybe the country vs city comparison is the most distinct). Sometimes false British accents may be exaggerated at social functions and in the media (although this was more pronounced in the early days of Australian radio and t.v.), and although some of the terms and colloquialisms vary from state to state, the actual accents don't.

Be aware though, unless you are absolutely certain of the meaning of a phrase, do not use it! British or American slang may mean something totally the opposite to what it does in Australia. This can often lead to much embarrassment, so be careful. With all of its unique and even humorous idioms, however, the language used by Australians is strongly influenced by, and remains unquestionably English.

In this hub you will find slang, strine, and colloquialisms beginning with the letters J through to P. I hope you find it an interesting and maybe funny learning experience.

(disclaimer: some content may offend some readers)



joey (baby kangaroo)

joey (baby kangaroo)

J j

Jabiru : a black necked stork found in northern and eastern Australia

Jack of it : fed up, sick of it, had enough of a situation (I'm jack of it!)

Jackaroo : a male trainee station manager or station hand (a station is a ranch/grazing property) or drover.

Jaffa : chocolate in an orange flavoured candy shell

Jam : jelly

J.C. : Jesus Christ

Jelly : jell-o

Jenny : female crab

Jillaroo : a female trainee station manager, station hand or drover

Job you : hit you or punch you (Take that back, or I'll job you.)

Joey : baby kangaroo or wallaby (most baby marsupials)

Journo : journalist

Jug : an electric kettle

Jumbuck : a sheep

Jumper : a pullover/sweater

Jackaroos and Jillaroos in training

Jackaroos and Jillaroos in training

K k

Kanga banga : kangaroo sausage

Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually challenged ("he's got a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock")

Kelpie : Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie x dingo

Keno : a gambling game in pubs and clubs

Kero : kerosene

Kindie : kindergarten

King, The : King Wally. Wally Lewis, former great Rugby League Football player

Kip : rest, sleep

Kiwi : a person from New Zealand

Knackered : tired, exhausted

Knock : to criticise, or put down

Knock back : refusal (n) ,or to refuse (v) (eg. She knocked back his advances)

Knocker : somebody who criticises or opposes

Australian red kelpie dog

Australian red kelpie dog

King Wally

King Wally

L l

Lair : a suavely dressed man of borish and vulgar behaviour, to dress up in flashy clothes

Lamington : square of sponge cake covered in chocolate icing and coconut (an Aussie icon)

Larrikin : a bloke or child who is always playing pranks, a fun lover

Lasseter's Reef : fabled gold mine/reef said to be located in the middle of Australia

Layby : layaway

Lazy Boy : popular brand of reclining lounge chair

Lend of, to have a : to take advantage of somebody's naivety or gullibility, to have someone on ("he's having a lend of you")

Lippy : lipstick

Liquid laugh : vomit, spew, throw up

Lizard drinking, flat out like a : very busy

Lob, lob in : drop in to see someone ("An old school friend lobbed in")

Lobby : Lobster

Lollies : sweets, candy

London to a brick : absolute certainty ("You can bet London to a brick that fuel prices won't go down")

Long paddock : the side of the road where livestock is grazed during droughts (the greenest grass is along the roadside)

Longneck : 750ml bottle of beer in South Australia (called a "tallie" in some other states)

Loo : toilet, restroom

Lounge room : living room

Lout : no hoper, vandal, person up to no good

Lucky Country, The : Australia of course, where else?

Lunch, who opened their? : OK, who farted?

Lurk : illegal or underhanded racket or scheme

Lamingtons an Aussie favourite

Lamingtons an Aussie favourite

M m

Macca : nickname often given to anyone whose surname begins with Mc or Mac (eg. McLaughlin)

Macca's : McDonald's (the burger joint)

maggot bag : meat pie

Mallee bull, as fit as a : very fit and strong. The Mallee is the name of arid beef country in Victoria/South Australia.

Map of Tassie : map of Tasmania - a woman's pubic area

Mate : buddy, pal, friend

Mate's rates : cheaper than usual for a "friend"

Maths : math, mathematics

Matilda : swagman's (hobo's) bedding, sleeping roll

Meat Pie : Various minced meat filling (usually beef or chicken) in a pastry crust. One of Australia's favourite foods.

Metho : methylated spirits

Mexican : a person from south of the Queensland border (Texas is a town right on the Queensland/New South Wales border, so anyone from south of that is a Mexican.)

Mickey Mouse : excellent, very good. Careful though - in some parts of Australia it means poor quality, or not very good!

Middy : 285 ml beer glass in New South Wales

Milk bar : corner store that sells takeaway food, milkshakes etc

Milko : milkman

Mince : minced or shredded beef, chicken, pork etc.

Mintie : chewy mint flavoured candy

Missus : wife

Mob : group of people (Aboriginals often use the term), family or herd of kangaroos. Sometimes used for a herd of cattle or flock of sheep also.

Mongrel : horrible person, cross breed dog

Moolah : money, cash

Mozzie : mosquito

Muddy : mud crab

Mud guard : fender (on car)

Mug : semi-friendly insult ("have a go, yer mug"), gullible person

Mull : grass (the kind you smoke), cannabis, marijuana

Muster : to round up sheep or cattle, herd

Meat pie and tomato sauce (ketchup)

Meat pie and tomato sauce (ketchup)

A muddy (mud crab)

A muddy (mud crab)

N n

Nappies : diapers

Nasho : National Service (compulsory military service)

Naughty, have a : have sex

Never Never : the Outback, centre of Australia

Nick off! : go away! Get lost!

Nipper : young surf lifesaver

Nits : head lice

No drama : Don't stress, it's not a problem.

Noggin : head (use your noggin)

No-hoper : somebody who'll never do well, or fools around not taking life seriously

Norm, a : lazy person, couch potato

No worries! : No problem; forget about it; I can do it; Yes, I'll do it

Not the full quid : not bright intellectually, disabled mentally

Noughts and crosses : tic-tac-toe

Nuddy, in the : naked, nude

Nuff said : enough said, no need to explain

Nut it out : figure it out, or work out (an agreement or deal)

Nippers competing in a surl lifesaving event

Nippers competing in a surl lifesaving event

O o

Ocker : an uncouth or 'natural' Australian person/ often speaks with strine

Off your head : high on drugs, or acting crazy

Offsider : an assistant, helper, second in charge

Old fella : penis

Oldies : parents - "I'm going to visit my oldies"

Old Man : father, sometimes husband

Old Girl : mother, sometimes wife

On the dole : collecting unemployment/ social security payments

Once over, give it the : look something over, check it out

Op shop : opportunity shop, thrift store, second hand store.

O.S. : overseas ("I'm travelling O.S.")

Outback : remote/interior of Australia

Outhouse : outdoor toilet, dunny

Over the top : exaggerated, too much

Oz : Australia

Ozzie : Aussie, Australian

Typical Ocker

Typical Ocker

P p

Paddock : a fenced field where livestock is grazed

Pants : trousers, slacks, shorts, panties

Pants someone : pull down their pants unexpectedly

Pash : a long passionate kiss

Pav* : Pavlova - a rich, creamy Australian / New Zealand dessert

Perve (noun & verb) : looking lustfully, usually at the opposite sex

Petrol : petroleum, gasoline, fuel

Piece of piss : very easy task

Pig's arse! : I don't agree with you, no way! You are wrong.

Piker : Someone who is not very social, leaves parties early

Pikelet : small pancake

Pink slip, get the : get the sack (from the colour of the termination form)

Pint : large glass of beer (esp. in South Australia)

Piss : beer. Hence "get on the piss", "sink some piss"

Pissed : drunk

Piss off : go away, get stuffed, get lost

Piss weak : extremely weak, pathetic

Plate, bring a : bring your own food (to a party or BBQ etc). It doesn't mean they're short of crockery!

Plastered : drunk

Plonk : cheap wine

Pokies : poker machines, gambling slot machines

Point Percy at the porcelain : take a leak, urinate (male)

Polly : politician

Pom, pommy, pommie** : an Englishman or woman

Pommy shower : using deodorant instead of taking a shower

Poo tickets : toilet paper

Porky : Lie, untruth (pork pie = lie)

Port : suitcase (portmanteau)

Postie : postman, mailman

Pot : 285 ml beer glass in Queensland and Victoria

Pozzy : position - get a good pozzy at the football game

Prezzy : present, gift

Pull your head in : mind your own business, keep out of it

Pushie/pushy : push bike, bicycle

Put up or shut up : Either prove you can do it, or be quiet.

* there is an ongoing dispute between Australians and New Zealander's over which country invented the pav (pavlova)

** originally from the initials POHM (Prisoner of Her/His Majesty) which referred to convicts sent to Australia from Britain. The word is actually incorrectly associated to the English or British immigrants in Australia, when it should really be given to any Australians with convict ancestors.



This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 John Hansen


John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on September 15, 2015:

Hi David, kangaroo sausages are quite good, low in fat and full flavoured. Much healthier than the usual beef or pork sausages. There is an excess of kangaroos in Australia and in some areas are considered pests because of the number.

David Trujillo Uribe from Medellin, Colombia on September 15, 2015:

Have to try that Kangaroo sauge!

Is it good??

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on September 10, 2015:

Hi Wrath, thanks for checking out this hub (it is the third in a series). You tend to get a few comments when you have over 500 followers.. :) I'll keep them coming if you do.

Terry Chestnutt from Cleveland, Ohio on September 10, 2015:

Hi Jodah! Lot's of comments here! Stopped by to see what's what. Good stuff here. Keep'em coming!

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 24, 2015:

I put a note in the comment section of my latest. you might reach out to billybuc also, he gets traffic like crazy.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 24, 2015:

Hi again Mike, I finally got the final installment approved if you want to check it out. Also if you could share I would appreciate it a Hub Pages won't relist it as just published.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 24, 2015:

Thanks Mike.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 24, 2015:

Hi John - I have had a run in or two with the HP Gods in the past, so I understand. Good luck. Don't get discouraged.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 24, 2015:

Hi Mike, once again the HP Gods are not smiling on me. As with this hub, they have decided it has too much duplication. I have submitted it three times now with no success, and resorted to sending a pleading email to the HP staff to state my case for being published. Hopefully that will meet with some success. I had no trouble with the first two, but these final two in the series have been difficult, especially considering the amount of time I spent on them.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 24, 2015:

Hi John - I just headed to the end of the slang and it was gone. Look forward to its return.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 11, 2015:

Hi Lawrence, thanks for reading and that advice. I'll make sure that whenever I visit NZ I won't use that word "Jaffa", don't want to get beaten up.

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on July 11, 2015:


Kiwis have another meaning for the word Jafa





Might be good for visitors down here to know!

Loved the hub


John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 09, 2015:

:) Ann, you are clever.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 08, 2015:

Oh sorry! I missed that bit -obviously! Silly me. [And I thought I was being clever!


John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 08, 2015:

Thank you Missy. Your comment made my day :) especially the hair-do comment. Glad this brightened your day and you liked the video, and hope you give the Crocodile Dundee sandwich a try :) thanks so much for the vote up and share too.

Missy Smith from Florida on July 08, 2015:

This was so awesome Jodah! I just wrote another depressing poem, so I needed this laugh. I mean, I could watch Crocodile Dundee do cooking shows all day. Haha... And I don't know, but I think I would have liked his sandwich more than the macca's I ate tonight. Hey, I tried! The music video had me rolling on the floor. I must admit I've had a few of those hair-do's. Especially when I'm too lazy to shave. This hub was very entertaining. Up on all buttons and sharing. :D

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 08, 2015:

Thanks for that Chris. Glad you liked the videos and are looking forward to the rest of the series. Hopefully it won't be too far away or as difficult to get published as this one was.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on July 08, 2015:

Another great hub, John. Love the videos as well. Looking forward to R-Z.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 08, 2015:

Hi Jo, thanks for the great comment. Yes certain sayings are just perfect for various situations. Glad you could relate to that and found this helpful/interesting. Thanks for the blessings.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 08, 2015:

Hi Jo, thanks for the great comment. Yes certain sayings are just perfect for various situations. Glad you could relate to that and found this helpful/interesting. Thanks for the blessings.

Jo_Goldsmith11 on July 08, 2015:


Oh my goodness! :-)

The saying in our household was: "Put up or shut up :

"Either prove you can do it, or be quiet." How interesting that we share something similar in the way we were raised.

I would of given anything to have the nerve to say:

"Pull your head in : mind your own business, keep out of it"

It was the second and third part that I was raised on. :-)

I like the "Pull your head in". It could be used for another purpose!

This is an example of good teaching! A person needs to have the ability to analyze ones heart. This is what I feel to be the best blessing one can learn that they have it! :-)

Sending blessing wishes your way!

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 08, 2015:

Hey Ann, thanks for reading. If you notice the little **postscript at the end of the "P's" it says exactly what you stated about the word "Pom, pommy" :)

I have had trouble working out if some words originated here or over there too. Glad you like so much about Australia and its people.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 08, 2015:

Another great list, John. I have difficulty these days deciding whether I've always known some of these words or whether it's my partner who's used them for so long that they're just part of my life anyway!

Did you know that the origin of 'pom' or 'pommy' comes from POHM, Prisoner of His/Her Majesty, dating from the time when the convicts were sent over to Ozzie? I expect you knew but thought it worth a mention!

I love the total directness of Australians; they tell it like it is and you know just where you stand with them. I also love the smoothies, the wildlife, the vastness and the sunshine! Brilliant!

Ann :)

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 07, 2015:

Thank you Alicia. You just have to persist :)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 07, 2015:

This is a very interesting hub, Jodah! I'm glad you got it published.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 07, 2015:

Oh ok Genna...not a problem. That is a song I will probably include later in the series.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on July 07, 2015:

Hi John...

Please don't go to that trouble. I was referring to "A Land Down Under" or "Down Under" by Men at Work as a way to refer to Australia. :-) Hope you are enjoying your week.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 07, 2015:

Hi once again Theresa, and thanks for sharing again too.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 07, 2015:

Hi Genna, thanks for the great comment. Glad you enjoyed this hub, especially a young Paul Hogan. He was a bit of a male sex symbol here in those days. Sorry that you couldn't understand all the words in "Map of Tasmania". I'll look up the lyrics and try to add them to the hub. Thanks for the vote up and share.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 06, 2015:

Hi John,

Came back to share now that the holiday weekend is over, so more will perhaps see this interesting and informative article here.


Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on July 06, 2015:

I love Aussie (and British) accents and had fun with this hub, while learning quite a bit in the process. I didn't know there were three main deviations of dialects in "A Land Down Under." I looove that song, but could never understand all of the words. I can use these articles as a primer. :-) It was interesting to read these cool phrases. And wow -- what a nice bonus: A video of a young Crocodile Dundee looking buff and very handsome. Thank you, John! :-) :-) Voted up and shared.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 06, 2015:

Yes the kelpie is a lovely dog Mary, our dog Coco is kelpie x staffy. I may have two more to go but we'll see. Hopefully I don't have so much trouble with them. Thanks.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 06, 2015:

Thank you lolly just. I am persistent if nothing else. Glad you enjoyed it.

Mary Craig from New York on July 06, 2015:

Love the red kelpie, a nice looking dog. Again I see similarities to the Irish.

I'm glad you are persistent. It's fun to learn and share each other's culture. Looks like you have one more to go.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.

Laurel Johnson from Washington KS on July 06, 2015:

I'm glad you finally got this hub approved because it was well worth the effort you put into it. Loved this!!

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 05, 2015:

I dont understand either Flourish. I had trouble with the second one in the series having ads disabled but it was published immediately. This one has ads but they wouldn't publish due to duplication...who knows what will happen with the next one. Kangaroo products are available in our supermarkets ..sausages, steaks and minced meat. In some places there are so many kangaroos they cull them and send the carcasses to the meat works for food. High protein, low fat meat.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 05, 2015:

Hi Eric, I'm humbled by that comment. Glad you are enjoying this series and I'll keep them coming despite having the ire of the HP gods.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 05, 2015:

Hey Renee, thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed this, and yeah, the Aussie accent is kinda special I guess.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 05, 2015:

I don't get why you're having so much trouble with the HP gods. Anyhow, this was really funny. There are some terms that completely threw me. And why are you all eating kangaroos?

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 05, 2015:

Just loved this and the whole series. Please keep putting up with the nob heads that rely on programs to think. While Australia is blessed to have your body we are blessed you share your mind with us.

Tori Leumas on July 05, 2015:

Great hub! I have always been interested in Australia and the accent there.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 04, 2015:

Thanks for reading Mihnea. Glad it kept you entertained.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 04, 2015:

G'day mate. You are always welcome to lob on my door Debs, and I'll give ya fair dunkum Squizzy at the Land Down Under and take you to the pub and shout you a cold one. As long as you keep you promise and don't go feeding any lollies to the joeys. Cheers.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 04, 2015:

Thanks Faith, I should have realised.."4th July" :) a big day for the USA.

Andrei Andreescu from Seattle, Washington on July 04, 2015:

This was really funny and really interesting! Well done

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 04, 2015:

If you can handle a larrikin journo that's always knackered, we'll do fine. I don't give lollies to the joeys, and I'll be your mate for life with a bit of lamingtons or pav. One day I might just lob in. G'day!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 04, 2015:

Oh, yes, John, it is a major holiday long weekend here, the Fourth of July ...Independence Day. We take it serious here with grand celebrations across the US with fireworks, cookouts, concerts, flags flying everywhere.

I will share again at the first of the week when maybe all are back to a normal routine from the holiday weekend.


John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 04, 2015:

Hi Mary, I think you would like it here, your friend obviously did :) Glad you enjoyed this hub. Thanks for the vote up.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on July 04, 2015:

I want to visit Australia! I had a friend who went there for a visit and never came back to the US!

Loved reading how to talk Aussie; will come in handy if I ever get there!!

Voted UP, etc.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 04, 2015:

Hello again Theresa, I didn't realie that it was a holiday long weekend over there. That probably explains a lot about the low number of views. Have an enjoyable one.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 04, 2015:

Thanks for reading MsLizzy. Its interesting to know the terms that we do have in common. I should have realised that those you mentioned would be. I appreciate the vote up and share.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 03, 2015:

Oh, John, keep in mind this is the start of a long holiday weekend and many are traveling out of town to the beach an such or going to spend time with family. Most everyone at my work had taken most of this week off to enjoy even a longer holiday.


Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on July 03, 2015:

Just saw your post in the forum about your troubles with this article. What a pity; it's very well done, and most interesting.

Some of the expressions are fairly common in the USA, as well, such as "give it the once-over," or "piss off," "Nuff said," "(use your) Noggin" and "Knock"(meaning to criticize--"don't knock it till you've tried it.)

Voted up, interesting, useful and shared!

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 03, 2015:

Hi Theresa, thanks for reading this and sharing, tweeting etc. yes using bullets may work, I never thought of that. I wasn't sure if "noggin" was solely Aussie or not (obviously not) and I'm sure there are a few other shared terms as well. The world is becoming more accessible and people moving from country to country will help spread our slang around. I hope this helps you when you do visit Australia one day. Blessings.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 03, 2015:

Hi John,

I am seriously "Jack of it" that HP doesn't send out another notice to one's followers when this happens. It happened to me too one time, and no one knew it was published; so frustrating, especially when we put a lot of work into a hub!

Well, I am almost ready to pop over to Australia for a visit once I learn the rest of the terms : ) It is funny for we do use some of this same slang here. I thought that only southern USA said "noggin" LOL I am surprised at that one.

Again, I am sorry you have had publishing issues. Sometimes I find that putting bullets on the terms may help to get passed the duplicate? Not real sure though.

Up interesting, awesome and useful and tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

God bless you,


John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 03, 2015:

Thanks for the vote up Chitrangada. I do hope that this is helpful info for anyone who intends to visit these shores.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 03, 2015:

Thank you for reading and that generous comment MsDora. Much appreciated.

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 03, 2015:

Thanks for reading, word, persistence paid off.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 03, 2015:

That's so interesting and informative! Its so important to understand the language of the place where you are going. Now if I or anyone plans to visit Australia, this would be such a useful guide.

Thanks for sharing and voted up!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 03, 2015:

Jodah, you certainly put much time and effort into producing this Aussie masterpiece. Thank you!

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on July 03, 2015:

Good job Jodah and congrats! You got it done! Bravo!

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 02, 2015:

Thank you for being the first to read this Max, and for your encouraging comment. I agree with you about the importance of language. Hopefully this will be as well received as the first two parts.

Max Havlick from Villa Park, Illinois on July 02, 2015:

Congratulations, John, on your persistence and obvious devotion to language itself. It is easy to overlook the value, the vital importance, of such efforts as this to create dictionaries. Every dictionary, whatever its subject, and whatever its reception, makes its own unique contribution to all of us enjoying a fully literate civilization.

I feel privileged to be the first in line to congratulate this effort.

Max, Thursday, June 2, 2015, 11 p.m. in Chicago

John Hansen (author) from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 02, 2015:

Wel finally got this hub up to HPs liking and it has been republished after the fifth attempt. Pity they don't re notify everyone when that happens. Oh well, better late than never. I'l just have to reshared it myself.

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