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    Guest Chelseadownunder

    When you arrive be ready for no one to understand/look at you strangly after the following words......

    Train Ticket

    Sweets

    Flip Flops (Always gets a laugh)

    Cheers

    Weres that to (Bristolian)

    Allright mate has been changed to G`Day

    The number Four (Try saying four to someone) Especially good if your from Leeds.

     

    If your Deborah your now Dib

    If your Harry your now Hairy

    Feel free to add to the list

     

    Scott SA Financial Planner (Super, Life cover....)

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    swimmers / swimmies - swimming gear

    Thongs - flip flops

    Esky - cooler

    sunnyies - sunglasses

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    When you order chips be prepared for them to ask you if you'd like hot chips or cold chips (aka crisps)...... don't ask someone which team they're rooting for......if you arrange to meet someone at "half one" they might think you mean 12:30 (German influence I think)....and if you want a decent cup of tea you have to ask for 'white tea' or they don't give you any milk.....

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    Guest Martin and Val

    A Great Post this one, I've been compiling these for a while now and send them over to relations every now and again for a laugh.

    Sorry if any of the have already been used:

     

    Ute - Utility vehicle

    Wagon – 4 wheel drive

    Esky - Cool Box

    Trunk -Boot of a car

    Kelpie - Australian breed of dog traditionally used to herd sheep.

    Singlet - undershirt.

    Swaggie - short for swagman a drifter (person without a permanent place to live) who carried his swag (pack) as he travelled the country on foot looking for work. He was a common sight during the depression of the 1890's and 1930's. And maybe 2009, if you see me say G'day!:biglaugh:

    Family Snap - take a picture of the family with a camera

    Shoot through - leave quickly.

    Rock up – just turn up somewhere

    Thongs - Flip Flops (If you go into a shop and ask for Flip Flops you are likely to be given Sun Screen “Slip Slap Slop”)

    SLIP-SLAP-SLOP-SEEK and SLIDE

    (Slip on a shirt, Slap on a hat, Slop on Sun Screen, Seek shade and Slide on Sunnies)

    Sun Screen– Sun cream (Generally factor 30 is used as the norm)

    A “uey” - U Turn

    Glad Wrap - Cling Film

    Umbrella - Garden Parasol is not heard of

    Stubby – Bottle of beer (A pint isn’t really as big as a pint in most places and a Schooner is a ½ pint)

    Garmy Bags - Black bin bags

    Budgie Smugglers - Speedo Swimming trunks

    A Buck - A Dollar

    A Globe - A light bulb

    Patty - Beef burger

    Snags – Sausages

    Man Hole – Loft Hatch

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    Guest Guest75
    When you arrive be ready for no one to understand/look at you strangly after the following words......

    Train Ticket

    Sweets

    Flip Flops (Always gets a laugh)

    Cheers

    Weres that to (Bristolian)

    Allright mate has been changed to G`Day

    The number Four (Try saying four to someone) Especially good if your from Leeds.

     

    If your Deborah your now Dib

    If your Harry your now Hairy

    Feel free to add to the list

     

    Scott SA Financial Planner (Super, Life cover....)

     

    The "Four bit " strikes a chord coming from Leeds:arghh:

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    Guest alan smallman

    Like the 'budgie smugglers'. Can visualise it right now!! Nothing to do with 'duck smuggling' tho? (trumping). Made me smile. Cheers

     

    Alan

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    Guest massive

    Here's some more

     

    Ice block (lolly ice )

    Lollies (any kind of sweets )

    Egg pant (aubergene)

    Zerkinie? (corchette)

    Batherrs (swim shorts )

    slppery dip (slide)

     

    Better than this in work the other day i left a note for the next shift the director asked to see it so i said don't panic its nothing negaitve she replied no its ok i am just checking your Australian English to see if its correct !!!!!

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    bathers is any sort of swimming cossie

    honeydew = cantaloupe

    durex = cellotape ( due to popular brand but this is a bit old now)

    ankle biters = little kids

    my olds = parents

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    What's train ticket in Australian then? :nah:

     

    I asked my husband (Australian, Adelaide born and bred) what he would call a train ticket. He looked at me bewildered and said 'I'd call it a train ticket'. :biglaugh:

     

    However he probably hasn't used public transport in Adelaide for 20 years !! Maybe they mean multiptrip /singletrip / daytrip which are types of ticket.

     

    Courgette is Zucchini (Italian)

    Don't know what an egg pant is ??? ;)

    Having lived with an Australian for nearly 16 years I've lost touch what is English English and what is Australian English. I don't really notice the difference anymore. Our kids are a bit bilingual too, so they probably get some funny looks at school.

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    peppers are capsicuns dont bother asking for peppers in grocers wont know what your on about.

     

    my son calls underpants jocks,:biglaugh: which i find highly amusing

    if your from the north be prepared for people not to understand you :biglaugh:

    yes if you want a normal cup of coffee ask for flat white lol

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    Guest Martin and Val

    We found this out as soon as we got here as we were looking for peppers and asked the assisted to be told "Over there" they were real peppers you know the very hot red ones!!! We didn't want them.

    Martin

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    Guest Guest75
    What's train ticket in Australian then? :nah:

     

    Eight buck and fifty cents :cute:

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    where do you get the train to then Tyke?:biglaugh:

    Don't forget Bogan and Feral and the difference between them. My daughters spent about an hour trying to find English equivilent for their aunt.

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    Guest Guest75
    where do you get the train to then Tyke?:biglaugh:

    Don't forget Bogan and Feral and the difference between them. My daughters spent about an hour trying to find English equivilent for their aunt.

     

    Last time I got a train was from Melbourne - got a cheapie on the Overlander back to Adelaide for $29 - spent all the savings and more in the bar.Don't remember much of the journey:goofy:

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    Guest caoimhe
    Don't forget Bogan and Feral and the difference between them. .

     

    What is the difference:confused:

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    Guest Django

    We had to cover the kids school books and got a strange look asking for sticky backed plastic :biglaugh: We were shown where the contact was. :rolleyes:

    And I bet you won't find anything called felt tipped pens here. :nah: Texters no probs though.:biglaugh:

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    Guest ade&emma

    Read an article in Adelaide Now about a man attacked by Capsicum Spray. Made me chuckle.

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    Read an article in Adelaide Now about a man attacked by Capsicum Spray. Made me chuckle.

     

    to support a team - to barrack for

     

    tills - cash registers

     

    white pointers - Great Whites :confused:

     

    football - AFL

     

    Soccer - football

     

    budgy smugglers - speedos

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    Guest The Pickles

    Hey ChelseaDownUnder - please tell us about the 'train ticket'... we're baffled! :skeptical:

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    Guest stufi1997

    ockah-a bit coarse, rough, unsophisticated

    i'm over......- I'm not dealing with that

    cell-mobile

    there are sooo many, but see when you try to remember!!! I had to get used to repeating myself, it's become habit now, think i might develop a stutter.....

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    Guest Roo1

    Everything I tell my aussie neighbour, I get "Far Out" in response.

     

    According to her, my entire life is......"Far Out".

     

    (I wonder if she's meaning my stomach, as its pretty "Far Out" right now!:biglaugh: Only 20 more looooong weeks to go!)

     

    J x;)

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    Everything I tell my aussie neighbour, I get "Far Out" in response.

     

    According to her, my entire life is......"Far Out".

     

    (I wonder if she's meaning my stomach, as its pretty "Far Out" right now!:biglaugh: Only 20 more looooong weeks to go!)

     

    J x;)

    rofl, theres a few more but they be rude so wont say, lets just say some are highly annoying...

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