Over the course of more than 200 years, Aussies have developed our own language and, naturally, we have a few ways of saying things.

I'm not talking about phrases like 'We're not here to fuck spiders' or 'A few stubbies short of a six-pack', I mean simple words that are as much a part of our culture as Vegemite.

While we don't skip a beat when these words are uttered, people from outside our lovely country tend to have no fucking clue what we're saying. Some of them are a bit cryptic whereas others should be pretty easy to understand.

Aussie BBC presenter Julia Zemiro decided to test whether documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux was able to decipher our code, and he didn't do too badly.

Credit: BBC Knowledge

He nails 'arvo' being short for afternoon, so, because that was a bit easy, Zemiro ups the ante by testing if he knows what 'cozzie' is. He doesn't even flinch and says it's slang for a costume or bathing suit.

Louis took it one step further and said: "You might wear it in a ute."

Ahh, unless the ute was filled with water and you were having a ute pool party then you probably wouldn't be wearing your cozzie back there. But we have to give credit where credit's due, it was a good addition.

on one of those televised spelling bee competitions, Louis looked perplexed. This is a pretty decent representation of 'Dinky-Di'.

Even when she used it in a sentence, Louis reckoned it was a cheeky way of saying had died. Julia faltered a tiny bit when she said that the word means 'we're all good now', when it actually describes someone who is genuine or a true-blue Aussie.

The pair moved on to a word that isn't really used too much among millennials: 'hooroo'.

Yeah, don't get me wrong, I know it means goodbye, but I think only people like my nan use it when they're finishing a phone call.

Unsurprisingly, Louis was at a loss at the meaning and took a stab in the dark, and said it was a way of saying hello when you're feeling down.

To be fair, two out of four isn't too bad considering that most of our slang does nothing but raise the eyebrows of foreigners.

Sources: BBC Knowledge

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