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#1 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

So a bit of fluff for a Sunday morning ....but I just learnt (from another thread) that "jandals" are thongs in NZ, chilly bins are Eskys and .....Hairy McClary...? From Donaldsons Dairy....? That's a milk bar not a dairy farm! Who knew? I'm heading to NZ next year for a holiday....any other words I should know...?!

#2 raven74

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

Bro.
biggrin.gif
I also suggest you watch the entire series of Outrageous Fortunes.  Wealth of knowledge.

Edited by raven74, 25 November 2012 - 10:26 AM.


#3 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

bathers = togs
doona = duvet


heaps more but can't think early on a Sunday!



#4 Foogle

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

Judder bars (speed bumps)

Duvet (doona/quilt)

Bach or Crib (holiday home)

Chuddy (chewing gum)

Cheerio (cocktail sausage) - usually given to small children to munch on by the butcher while you're choosing your meat.




#5 flowermama

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

Ranch slider - glass sliding door
Wee - small (e.g. look at the cute wee baby!)
Judder bars - speed bumps
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#6 Cath-In-SA

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

A Jersey is a jumper/windcheater

Twink is liquid paper, not that you will need to know that for a holiday.

Wendy's is a hamburger joint, not an ice-cream shop.

Hokey-Pokey is honeycomb, especially in ice cream

#7 Jenflea

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

What? it WASN'T a dairy farm? Well, I learnt something new today!

#8 Justaduck

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

Togs and cheerios are both words used here :/

#9 The Old Feral

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

And be sure to end every sentence with 'ay', ay?

Oh and deny all knowledge of anything rugby. 'World Cup, what World Cup, ay?'

Edited by The Old Bag, 25 November 2012 - 11:22 AM.


#10 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

Ha! Thanks everyone...who knew our friends across the Tasman spoke so differently....

#11 Placebo

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

And "Bach" is pronounced "Batch"  wink.gif

Munted = ruined

Skillsaw = Circular Saw

Crescent = Shifter

Spring Onions = Green Onions = Eschallots

Thickshakes used to mean that you could stand your spoon up in them.  Not sure if it is still the same now, it has been awhile since I was there...





#12 Lyra

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 25/11/2012, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So a bit of fluff for a Sunday morning ....but I just learnt (from another thread) that "jandals" are thongs in NZ, chilly bins are Eskys and .....Hairy McClary...? From Donaldsons Dairy....? That's a milk bar not a dairy farm! Who knew? I'm heading to NZ next year for a holiday....any other words I should know...?!



But you see Hairy McClary actually coming out of the shop right at the start of the first book

#13 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 25/11/2012, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But you see Hairy McClary actually coming out of the shop right at the start of the first book

Yeah.....I'm not real bright! I just never put two and two together...always assumed he must be from a dairy farm at the edge of a town...hence his ready access to shops....

#14 9ferals

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (broncosbabe @ 25/11/2012, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Togs and cheerios are both words used here :/


Used where?
Not in my part of the world, but I know there are lots of variations by state - I'm guessing you're from the east coast.

#15 iheartu

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 25/11/2012, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah.....I'm not real bright! I just never put two and two together...always assumed he must be from a dairy farm at the edge of a town...hence his ready access to shops....


This is me! I really thought he came from a farm until now lol

#16 Grobanite

Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

push chair = stroller
Kumara = sweet potato



#17 PrincessPeach

Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

I love hokey pokey flavour ice-cream!

Motorways are what we call highways - but most of it is obvious.

#18 .Jerry.

Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

QUOTE
QUOTE (broncosbabe @ 25/11/2012, 09:12 AM)
Togs and cheerios are both words used here :/

Used where?
Not in my part of the world, but I know there are lots of variations by state - I'm guessing you're from the east coast.

I grew up in Qld and say togs and cheerios.

#19 pinkcupcakes

Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 25/11/2012, 10:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What? it WASN'T a dairy farm? Well, I learnt something new today!


me too!
QUOTE (Rubybelle @ 25/11/2012, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Used where?
Not in my part of the world, but I know there are lots of variations by state - I'm guessing you're from the east coast.

in qld we say togs and cheerios. biggrin.gif
also, people may want you to ( continually) say fish n chips ...and six... or at least the less mature ones... oh and they LOVE neighbours n home n away n will want updates as they are a few months behind us. i heard today that the nz equivalent for ranga ( like me) is genga, or something. and i have heard a soft boiled egg called "dippy iggs" ( eggs, im just being cheeky).
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#20 Chchgirl

Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 25/11/2012, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So a bit of fluff for a Sunday morning ....but I just learnt (from another thread) that "jandals" are thongs in NZ, chilly bins are Eskys and .....Hairy McClary...? From Donaldsons Dairy....? That's a milk bar not a dairy farm! Who knew? I'm heading to NZ next year for a holiday....any other words I should know...?!


Lol I learnt all that married to a Kiwi lol! I will admit I felt like a bit of an idiot when I wondered what a dairy was when I went over! And chilly bins, had to ask the cuz about that one!

#21 Chchgirl

Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (raven74 @ 25/11/2012, 11:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bro.
biggrin.gif
I also suggest you watch the entire series of Outrageous Fortunes.  Wealth of knowledge.


Have all 6 series on dvd, love that show!

#22 Arthur or Martha

Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

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Edited by ambwrose, 12 September 2013 - 05:57 AM.


#23 Chchgirl

Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (pinkcupcakes @ 25/11/2012, 02:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
me too!

in qld we say togs and cheerios. biggrin.gif
also, people may want you to ( continually) say fish n chips ...and six... or at least the less mature ones... oh and they LOVE neighbours n home n away n will want updates as they are a few months behind us. i heard today that the nz equivalent for ranga ( like me) is genga, or something. and i have heard a soft boiled egg called "dippy iggs" ( eggs, im just being cheeky).
tongue.gif


Ginga, my daughter's teacher in Nz kindly updated me on this!

#24 pinkcupcakes

Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

ohhhhhhhh. is that supposed to be like ginger? coz the person that told me made it sound like... rhymes with zinger.

hey op also if you are a white person (caucasian) you are a "pakeha"...( is that right, chchgirl?)idont know if thats ok to say, i thought it was, but if you get called one then at least you know why, right? blush.gif

#25 Romeo Void

Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

If you order a cappuccino you will be asked if you want chocolate or cinnamon on it  and a babychino is called a fluffy.




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