Viral video: How to 'speak Australian' in one easy step
A youth pastor from Sydney has created a stir online with his very simple tutorial titled How to Speak Australian.
In just two words, Josh Hawkins teaches the basics of the Australian vernacular.
The 30-year-old's advice is to "abbreviate everything".
"We're from Australia. We love a good chat, but not for too long," Josh says at the start of the video, which also stars local actor Rhys Keir.
The pair then run through a list of some of Australia's favourite abbreviations, including:
- Australia = Straya
- Football = Footy
- Tennis ball = Tenno
- Biscuit = Biccy
- Chocolate biscuit = Choccy biccy
The clip has already been viewed on Facebook more than 1.5m times since it was uploaded on Monday.
It has been a surprise success for Josh, and a little like lightning striking twice, after he made headlines in May for his trick-shot video "The thug life chose me".
"It was pretty insane and I didn't think it would happen again," he told the BBC.
His only regret: misspelling the town of Wollongong (south of Sydney).
"Practically the whole town has been messaging me.
"I was in a rush so I didn't spell-check it and I got a whole bunch of messages today."
He says he will use his appearance on breakfast television on Wednesday to issue a very public apology to Wollongong.