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Old Apr 10th 2017, 8:56 am
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As you all know too well here in England and well I guess this must happen the world over too... We have different words for everyday items.

For example a Bread Roll can be a:
Bun
Bap
Barm cake
Bread cake
Bin lid (my personal fav)
Etc. I read an article saying there could be upto 18 ways to say Bread Roll.

Do you find this happens in new zealand?
And what examples have you found strange to get your head around

This is something I'm looking forward to experiencing when I arrive.
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Old Apr 10th 2017, 11:22 am
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Oh yes we've got lots of new words and things that will confuse you.

Jug = Kettle
Lollies = Sweets
Chips = Crisps
Hot Chips = Chips
Smoko = Tea break
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Smoko = Tea break
That's a new one for me haha. Is that used all over?
Pronounced as the 2 syllables 'Smo-ko'?
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Yis, smoke-o.

I suspect it's an Aussie import, like many other so-called Kiwisms.
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Yis, smoke-o.

I suspect it's an Aussie import, like many other so-called Kiwisms.
It is a stupid Aussie import and I cringe when the husband uses it.

From what I can gather from Kiwi friends, you have fewer differences than Australia does. But you have the really weird accent so it all levels out I guess.
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Ive put on my jandals, loaded up the chilly bin with L & P, and heading for the bach. I wonder whats on at the pictures?
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Ive put on my jandals, loaded up the chilly bin with L & P, and heading for the bach. I wonder whats on at the pictures?
Jandals I've heard are flip flops or sandals

I'll take a stab at the Chilly Bin being the car/van, but I'm not sure what L and P are 😂
And I've heard a bach is like a summer house/cottage .

So we try that in UK

I put my flip flops on, loaded up the chilly bin and headed for our cottage. I wonder whats on at the cinema.

Hope thats right haha
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Turns out United Airlines define "re-accomodating" as getting three blokes to drag you kicking and screaming from your flight. It's a level of service you just don't get from other airlines! Now I dare you to complain again about the in-flight food .

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-10/united-s-forcible-removal-from-overbooked-flight-triggers-outrage
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'Pictures' is most definitely not a Kiwi thing.

Although it's an expression that's fallen out of favour with younger people and none more so than here, where everyone seems to like, 'catch a movie'.

L&P is a sickly sweet fizzy drink; world famous in NZ since ages ago.

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A chilly bin is a plastic or polystyrene cooler that you load with icepacks to keep drinks and food cool when going to the beach or a picnic in summer. You might also come across some Maori words in common usage like whanau, pronounced far-no, which means family and kia ora, pronounced key-a-or-a or more commonly key-or-a, which is used as a greeting meaning May you be well.
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Bloody Nora, what a crack up; 75 'uniquely' Kiwi sayings that are mostly stolen from elsewhere.

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I just spent a glorious 10 days in the North Island...one that I noticed at the supermarket...Return your TRUNDLER here. Seriously, what the heck is that all about!??
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I just spent a glorious 10 days in the North Island...one that I noticed at the supermarket...Return your TRUNDLER here. Seriously, what the heck is that all about!??
That's a bit of a sneaky one; although the signs in the car park say 'Trundler' I don't think I have ever heard anyone say the word trundler in real life.
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Bloody Nora, what a crack up; 75 'uniquely' Kiwi sayings that are mostly stolen from elsewhere.

75-Kiwi-Slang-And-Colloquialisms-And-Their-Meanings
I saw this list and thought the same. Who are they kidding!!
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I just spent a glorious 10 days in the North Island...one that I noticed at the supermarket...Return your TRUNDLER here. Seriously, what the heck is that all about!??
That's the second time in a few days that 'Trundler' has come up in a thread (the other one wasn't in NZ). I'd never heard the word before. As I said in the other thread, it sounds like a major fart to me.
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