Funny Australian Words

I decided I’m going to start a series on funny words I come across while in oz because there are a lot of them here.

First up is Barramundi. Such a silly word. Spotted on a sign for a restaurant I walked past in Sydney.


Barramundi is a type of fish, an Asian (or Australian) seabass, to be precise. It’s an aboriginal word, and was apparently introduced for marketing purposes to give the fish a higher profile. Fancy.

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