You say: Flip flops
Aussies say: Thongs
If you’re in Australia during the summer (or any other time of the year, really) you might be wondering why Aussies keep talking about their underwear, how they’ve broken one, or if you’ve seen their missing pair. It’s the quintessential language mistake that most foreigners make.
You say: Kissing
Aussies say: Pashing
Favored by teenagers and iconic TV characters Kath and Kim, pashing is a classic Aussie word to describe a good old make-out session. What’s even better than pashing is the all-telling aftermath, known as “pash rash.”