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Old Apr 30th 2017, 11:12 pm
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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.
I think I posted it in the "What has pissed you off today thread", a coincidence that it comes up twice in a short time.

It's either a major fart or a children's toy!
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Old Apr 30th 2017, 11:57 pm
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Although I have never heard it for myself, I am told it is quite commonly used amongst golfers who cart their clubs around in a 'trundler'.

I agree with you Vital it does make it sound like a toy and a bit childish but that figures, as Kiwis are quite fond of using toddler language.

Can you imagine anywhere else in the world where you might hear a full grown man say: I'm going to put some bickies and chippies in my trundler.
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Old May 1st 2017, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Although I have never heard it for myself, I am told it is quite commonly used amongst golfers who cart their clubs around in a 'trundler'.

I agree with you Vital it does make it sound like a toy and a bit childish but that figures, as Kiwis are quite fond of using toddler language.

Can you imagine anywhere else in the world where you might hear a full grown man say: I'm going to put some bickies and chippies in my trundler.
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Old May 1st 2017, 6:53 am
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I've gotten used to the different names for stuff here on the South Island but I don't know much about how that varies on the North Island.
I think from tv and stuff that Kiwis universally use the same names for things throughout the country. I don't really think there's much regional difference.
I know I could go from Leeds to Wakefield in the UK and they'd use different names for bread cakes etc but it doesn't seem to be the case here in NZ
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Old May 1st 2017, 6:55 am
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The accents are different though, although only very slightly. I can now tell the difference between a South Islander and a North Islander.
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