A pictorial dictionary of Australian slang by an American expat.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
spoken: huh-ips. Means "many," "lots," "a lot of." Used heaps in conversation here. I've noticed Gwenaelle and Rebecca, my friends from Europe (we all arrived the same time) have taken to using it in daily parlance. Me, I just can't get into it for some reason.
"Heaps good" is apparently a classic Aussie expression, though I think they use it more in South Australia, which is where they have excellent wine and people take it kind of slow (which is like reaaalllly slow, given how laidback the country is in general).