Cool... we should always take pride in who we are... and who we serve. Amen?
Alright now-when will you blog the translations to all these? I am serious!!! We say reckon her in Kentucky too, but thongs here are not worn on your feet : ) Love ya girlieTeresa
HA Im with you Teresa on the thong thing.. Not so sure how a pair would look on your feet :)
Now shani. Happy Australia Day to you too my Love.
Ahh, Shani! Another brilliantly humous blog.
In spite of being just across the ditch I can't get around to calling jandals anything but jandals! May be it's an age thing
I would like to disagree with one of your 'ownership' things though. Russel Crowe is kiwi born and bred - you just imported him.
I'm not complaining mind. You can have him... just don't touch the pav!
This is so awesome Shani!
Wouldn't it be a riot if all of us from different parts of even the US could come up with our regional 'language'? :)
But, I'm with Teresa... interpretation please
God bless you for your awesome humo(u)r
Aw Shani-Girl, Happy Australia Day!
Anyone here at CB who knows me realizes that although I am Minnesota born and bred, I am an "Honorary Oceanian" and as Kbird's twin, was even granted permission to join the Oceanian group. That is not an honor I take lightly!
I am very glad that God brought a certain young Aussie here to CB for she has certainly blessed and enriched my life!
Shani that was fantastic! I said yes to every single one (and I do mean every single one) except 9,10 and 26!!! How funny is that!!!!! :D Happy Australia day my girl, lets give praise and thanks to our God who saw fit to birth us into the best country on the planet for such a time as this! xoxo
BTW - I thought since there was calls for translation I might be able to help :D
Thongs over here are like sandals - flat with a triangular piece that goes between ur first and second toe - also known in Australia as "japanese riding boots" :P No offence of course! Of course we have the other type of thong, we just dont wear them on our feet... and generally most aussies will try and steer clear of wearing them in public for all to see at all really - under garment only thankyou very much! :D
Ugg boots are just boots made out of like, leather stuff lined usually with sheeps wool or the equivalent - a MUST in winter...
Kero - Kerosene
Metho - Methylated spirits
Milko = milk man (also a very popular lolly or "candy" as you call them)
Muso = musician
Rego = registration (usually for your car)
Servo - Service Station (or gas station as it is more commonly known over there!)
Smoko - morning or afternoon tea depending on the time of day (also can be a snack anytime really) usually involves a "cuppa" or cup of tea or coffee and something to eat - for working men a meat pie or sausage roll may be preferable, usually procured from the "smoko wagon" which is a little van that comes around to workplaces selling such items :D
Speedo = speedometer or also mens bathing attire (the ones that look like undies (or underwear - see even in describing Australian terms I'm using Australian terms!!!) which are also less commonly known as "budgie smugglers" - dont ask! :P
Brekkie = breakfast
Aeroguard=insect repellant with a very distinct odour
"Grubs up" is a way of saying dinner (or the meal) is ready - I think it probably derives from indigenous peoples who would eat grubs (literally) known as whitchity grubs
"Bloke" is a man
Such a blessing to be able to share some of our uniqueness with you all :D Hope this helps!
I love it I love it !!!!!!!!!! I love it !!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT I am part "Stralya" because I use the the phrase, "no worries" at least once a day. Yes... I have given up my cuban herritage and trading it to become and Australian...
Stralya here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
and "Thong"to us by the way is a womans lingerie (the bottom part) lol I totally know waht ugg boots are... we have there here in US... and I'm totally now sure what chesty is... lol and i cant believe you forgot one Aussie actor... named Hugh Jackman... I cant believe you forgot that bloke... he's hot-o lol