Good grief. Never heard of 'ello mate' either. How ya goin mate? and G'day mate, are two that I can think of...Don't agree with the latter words as many were not convict...
'ello mate" sounds more like England? And where I'm from, it would most likely just be "Howdy"!
It sounds very cockney to me (London accent).
Ello? As our Prime Minister would say, nope, nope, nope.G'day. And I don't all that often hear people call each other mate anymore either. Less and less...
Sounds like a British idea of how people of Australia speak. Very bold of them, wouldn't you say?
'Allo! 'Allo! Who said that?G'day, mate...'ow ya goin?
Has no one watched Crocodile Dundee??
I've heard Indian lads here say hello mate, but otherwise, no.
whiteangel; it does say "originally" and the first white people were convicts and the soldiers who guarded them.The settlers came later.Susan F; it does sound more English, most of us would say G'day mate, although even that is fast disappearing. In the cities at least.Craig; yes, very cockney.Elephant's Child; I almost never hear 'mate' anymore and not too many 'G'days' either. We're losing our unique "Aussieness" in the face of political correctness. :(Jacquelineand... we're Aussies, we don't mind them poking a bit of fun. all them other blokes though, we gotta worry about them gettin' offended :(Lee; can't complain, 'ow 'bout you? :)Susan Kane; probably not for a while, although it was on TV here just a few weeks ago.Andrew; I've heard Indians here say "Hallo, how are you?" with emphasis either on 'are' or 'you'.