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Ozzie sayings

Nicked from Lucy .... ta

For all those planning on coming over to visit, you will need to understand the Aussie strine (language). The following english words are interpreted for you :

Chips = hot chips
Crisps = chips
Sweets = lollies
Pumpkin = squash
Squash = cordial
Soft drink (ie fizzy) = cool drink
Trousers = pants / longs
Pants = jocks (only boys though...girls ones are still known as knickers)
Project = pro-ject (with the pro as in pro sportsperson)
Yogurt = yo-gert (with the yo as in yo-yo)
Avro = afternoon
Pepper = capsicum
Aubergine = eggplant
Courgette = zucchini
Woodlice = slater
King size bed = queen size
Queen size bed = king size
Beer in a bottle = stubby
Cool bag/box = eski
Washing power = laundry soap
Washing up liquid = dishwasher liquid  
Flip flops = thongs
Field = paddock
Chicken = chook
Patio = refers to a roof over, rather than the paving floor
Router (as in PC) = Rowter
Route (as in journey) = hmmmm something I won't put on here!
Linen = manchester ????????????????????????
Candy floss = fairy floss (and there is something here called fairy bread which is bread and butter with hundreds and thousands on top!!!!)
CV = resume
Plaster = bandaid
Trainers = sneakers/runners
Vest top = singlet
Marker pen = texter
Hoover = vacuum cleaner (I guess hoover is a brand name)
Swimming costume = bathers
public school = state school
cling film = glad wrap
sunglasses = sunnies
in fact almost everything here is known by a brand name as opposed to the actual item !

12:32 - Mon 26 January 2009

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