‘Mate’ is my fave word in the Australian vernacular bc it can imply two completely different states of mind (and relationship) depending on if it’s used at the front or back of a sentence. Observe: your companion has asked you what’s the difference between zucchini and courgette’, you answer-

A) “it’s the same thing, mate” = we’re bros and I have your back for all your vegetable identifying needs, anytime.

B) “mate, it’s the same thing” = SPEAK AGAIN AND I WILL CUT YOU.

I feel like we’re making quite efficient use of this endearment.

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