As we've grown more comfortable and familiar with our surroundings, I thought it would be fun to give an updated list of some of these different phrases.
"How you going" is a very common greeting. I've only once been greeted by someone who said "g'day." At least among my friends and my daily routine, g'day isn't common.
Lollies are candy.
A cake stall is a bake sale.
The tuck shop is a canteen.
Your rucksack is your backpack.
A drink bottle is a water bottle.
Your mate is your friend / pal / buddy.
Biscuits are (often) cookies (but usually more like a shortbread vs. soft cookie).
Your lunch sack is your lunch bag.
The arvo is the afternoon.
Rego is registration.
A mozzie is a mosquito.
Tassie is Tasmania.
To whinge is to whine.
Cheese toasties are grilled cheese.
The chemist is the pharmacy / drug store.
Your bub is your baby. Your nan is your grandma. Your mum is your mom.
And Melbourne is not pronounced Mel-burn. It's Mel-bun.
I don't necessarily agree with all of these, but I thought it was fun!