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Old Mar 8th 2007, 4:39 pm
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And why are they having 'tea' at night? Tea happens at approximately 4 in the afternoon.
hey...BTW a lot of what you said about NZ is quite right and no doubt would drive a lot of people quite demented....I remove my jangles for you and walk on our stone chip yard .....
but NZ is so far OK
hope S Europe soots you too......
(just getting into Kiwi spell mode.....)
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Old Mar 8th 2007, 7:55 pm
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Very interesting bare foot letter - one would assume that shoes carry the same dirt as bare feet

Must listen out for the use of "woman"

My husband has just rang telecom to set up a new account as we move into our own home on Friday and the lady asked him if he was a "swinger", now we're both interested (probably for different reasons) in finding out what on earth she meant
ps
Danny said he answered no
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Knowing Danny, she's probably said something else & he hasn't listened. Maybe ringer or singer or even minger?
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Originally Posted by jueinnz View Post
Pin and Pen
You write with a PEEEEENNNN?????
Sounds to us like Pin???
After living in England for 16 years I still have to say I write with a biro and do you have a sewing/safety/drawing pin?

I totally confused some guy back in the days of the floppy disc. I said I'll put it on a disc, he thought I was going to leave it on my desk.

I have learnt to elaborate and be specific when talking about floppy discs, my writing desk, my biro, my cooking pan, etc...
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Old Mar 8th 2007, 8:17 pm
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After living in England for 16 years I still have to say I write with a biro and do you have a sewing/safety/drawing pin?

I totally confused some guy back in the days of the floppy disc. I said I'll put it on a disc, he thought I was going to leave it on my desk.

I have learnt to elaborate and be specific when talking about floppy discs, my writing desk, my biro, my cooking pan, etc...
Yeah, exactly.....

You can not ask for a rubber anymore you have to say " an eraser".

Gotta be PC
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Old Mar 8th 2007, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mazi View Post
And why are they having 'tea' at night? Tea happens at approximately 4 in the afternoon.
I'm from Yorkshire which means my evening meal is "me tea"!

Dinner's at lunchtime.
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Old Mar 8th 2007, 10:01 pm
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I'm from Yorkshire which means my evening meal is "me tea"!

Dinner's at lunchtime.
Quoting myself, just realised what I typed

Dinner's at mid-day I mean!
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[QUOTE=Campbells;4487541].
I must admit that the Kiwi accent did sound abrasive to us at first and it can be rather difficult to understand when they speak fast. You do get used to it and as time goes by you will not even notice it.


I find most NZers I meet speak fast. Surprising. You'd thing people
who were laid back would speak as slow as molassas.
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Originally Posted by Campbells View Post
Yeah, exactly.....

You can not ask for a rubber anymore you have to say " an eraser".

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Depends what you need when you're asking
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Depends what you need when you're asking

Yes, you're right, I mean correct !
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One thing that winds me up is when they talk about English Footy results on Radio News bulletins. Manchester United 'HAS' beaten Arsenal, Chelsea 'HAS' beaten Liverpool. Find myself shouting 'HAVE Beaten' at the Radio. They are teams not singular objects.
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Depends what you need when you're asking
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Old Mar 9th 2007, 4:28 am
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One thing that winds me up is when they talk about English Footy results on Radio News bulletins. Manchester United 'HAS' beaten Arsenal, Chelsea 'HAS' beaten Liverpool. Find myself shouting 'HAVE Beaten' at the Radio. They are teams not singular objects.
Actually the radio announcers are gramatically correct. If one team beats another, it's "has" not "have" which would mean more than one team has been the victor in one game.

Yes, I'm pedantic.

Oh, and looking at the couple of posts above the one quoted, I've been on the phone with Kiwi recruitment agencies a ton in the last couple of days, and have to say I think my American hubby might end up having a little bit of trouble understanding them.
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Originally Posted by Maz View Post
Actually the radio announcers are gramatically correct. If one team beats another, it's "has" not "have" which would mean more than one team has been the victor in one game.

Yes, I'm pedantic.

Oh, and looking at the couple of posts above the one quoted, I've been on the phone with Kiwi recruitment agencies a ton in the last couple of days, and have to say I think my American hubby might end up having a little bit of trouble understanding them.
Fair enough, just doesn't sound right & all the newscastors/sports reporters in the UK must be wrong as well.
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Old Mar 9th 2007, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by mickey_d View Post
Fair enough, just doesn't sound right & all the newscastors/sports reporters in the UK must be wrong as well.
I think it depends on how you use it. Team Chelsea has beaten whoever or the Chelsea players have beaten whoever......
At a tangent.......does/do Chelsea ever beat anyone? (I'll get my head to play with for that one! )
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Originally Posted by Maz View Post
Actually the radio announcers are gramatically correct. If one team beats another, it's "has" not "have" which would mean more than one team has been the victor in one game.

Yes, I'm pedantic.

Oh, and looking at the couple of posts above the one quoted, I've been on the phone with Kiwi recruitment agencies a ton in the last couple of days, and have to say I think my American hubby might end up having a little bit of trouble understanding them.
LoL Maz I wouldnt at all be surpised if your American Hubby has trouble understanding our Kiwi accent. While most people here seem to like my accent many of them after almost 7 years still struggle with it Sometimes I put it down to ignorance & thats mainly pointed to some of my family here, they just find it easier to plead ignorance rather than take the time to actually listen!!
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