December 29, 2020
Aussie slang is more than an accent. It’s our own language. Sure some of our tradie sayings can be crude, and leave other English speakers and foreigners confused. But they are bloody ripper!
New to tradie slang? Coming to Oz? Have a squiz at our list:
The perfect excuse for a 10-minute break or also known as a cigarette
Another excuse for a 10-minute break, or more commonly known as the toilet
Cooler for food and drinks
4. GIVE IT A BURL
This phrase means to try something that you haven’t done before, for example:
“Nah, I haven’t rewired a house yet but I will give it a burl.”
5. GRASS CUTTER
When a tradie feels like another tradie moving onto his patch, he would say this:
“Oi that Gazza is a bloody grass cutter”
If you are unfortunately named Gary, there is a 100% chance you will hear this on-site at least once a day
The Golden Arches - McDonald’s
Home of overpriced pies and energy drinks or more commonly known as, a gas station
10. SHE’LL BE RIGHT
Everything will be fine
“Oi, we missed the turn-off ya bloody idiot.”
“She’ll be right”
“Nah, I’m not in tomorrow. I’m pulling a sickie”
Much needed after a bloody hard week of graft, or otherwise known as a 24 crate of beer
The perfect occasion to enjoy a dart/mid-morning break
“I’m on smoko, so leave me alone”
14. THICK AS A BRICK
Someone with a questionable level of intelligence
A majestic carriage of tradies, tools and old PPE you haven’t been arsed to chuck away yet. Or if you want to get technical, a utility vehicle. If you don’t have one are ya even a tradie?
Think you’ll find the lingo Down Under a piece of piss? Then ya gotta check out this legend!
January 21, 2022
You can’t beat having a cold one with a tradie and hearing all the tradie secrets. We’ve complied some tradie secrets that the general public may not know! (No names, sorry Work Safe).
“You can learn a mad amount of knowledge straight off YouTube when it comes to carpentry. I'll willingly admit to checking out a few videos here or there to get the memory back in order if I haven't done a certain job in a while. 17 years as a carpenter.”
November 18, 2021
It’s that time of year when many of us start to write those Christmas lists and start checking them off. But many of us struggle when it comes to what to buy the men in our lives – husbands, brothers, sons, partners, uncles, cousins and colleagues.
So we’ve come up with the ultimate Christmas gift list for men - and not a pair of socks or jocks in sight!
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