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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2013, 07:32:35 PM »
We call flip flops thongs.

Trainers = runners

Sandals can be slip ons.

High heels and flatties.

A jumper is a knitted all in one as opposed to a cardi (cardigan)

Sloppy joe is a non knitted pull over arrangement made of some sort of brushed material.

Durrie is another cigarette name.

If you lung a dart you are having a smoke.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2013, 07:49:40 PM »
A sloppy Joe here is a sandwich made with browned ground beef, some spices, in a tomato sauce and served on a bun.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2013, 07:58:51 PM »
Ah, you have a different sloppy joe  :D

Your schools over there have cafeteria's too don't they.

We have  a kiosk where sandwiches, pies etc are pre ordered but not a designated room
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #78 on: November 20, 2013, 08:29:40 PM »
Over here tarmac is another word for Airport Apron

RV= Rec Vehicle


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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2013, 08:31:57 PM »
ATV=All Terrain Vehicle....We also use the term 4-wheeler




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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #80 on: November 20, 2013, 08:40:01 PM »
Your schools over there have cafeteria's too don't they.

We have  a kiosk where sandwiches, pies etc are pre ordered but not a designated room

It was called the "tuck shop" at my primary school. Maybe the canteen when I was at high school.

PE - was what we called our sports class at school (Phys Ed)

Too lazy to scroll back... so I don't know if you've already covered some of these Fly but:

Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)
Footpath (sidewalk)
Rockmelon (canteloupe)
Capsicum (green/red pepper)
Bum bag (fanny pack)
Having a blue (having a fight)
Fringe (bangs)
Plaits (braids)
Scones (biscuits)

Beanies are knitted winter hats in Oz... the Canucks call them toques ("too-ks")

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #81 on: November 20, 2013, 08:44:05 PM »
Ah tuck shop or canteen, I couldn't remember mate, thanks.  :D

Frank tarmac is the same here and an RV is a caravan or motorhome.

Your bike, we call a quad and a wagon you take off road here is a 4 x 4, four wheel drive, fourby. Has a few names.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #82 on: November 20, 2013, 08:48:05 PM »
Sc,that Sloppy Joe looks gorgeous. I want one. Ff, I said 'dunny,' not 'durry.' xbx
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2013, 02:38:57 AM »
Then there's how we pronounce the words:
barth, grarse, glarse.

Now that you're all trained in sarfeficanism I can write my book without the added stress of internationalising it  ;D

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #84 on: November 21, 2013, 03:20:56 AM »
 :D :D

I love the way things are mis-pronounced or just plain bad English.

There is a town near here named Rutherford. A lot call it Rudderfud.

Neath = Neaff.

Brisbane = Brisbund. And that one was from a travel agent  :o :o

Oh I could go on..... ;D ;D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #85 on: November 21, 2013, 04:27:25 AM »
Then (hope this is okay to say in this thread) - there is the word "fanny". In the US, it means a person's bottom (and is a totally innocuous word). In the UK, it means a woman's private bits (and, while not exactly rude, is not a word I would use in front of my boss or mother in law). My in-laws were horrified when, in an episode of "Golden Girls", the character Rose ranted, "If she thinks I'm going to kiss her fanny, she's got another think coming!" - I tried to explain the difference in meaning, but they were blushing so furiously I don't think it got through.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #86 on: November 21, 2013, 06:02:12 AM »
We were on a Caribbean cruise and one couple at our table was from England. Dorothy who went by Dot with a very pronounced T at the end, was her name and I can't remember his.

Anyway, we were standing on an island somewhere and Dick looked up and said as he spied a helicopter, "Look, over there, a chopper."

Dot looked appalled for a moment and then told us that was a slang term for male anatomy. Everyone was a little embarrassed. It certainly had no connotation like that here.

A chopper is also a specific kind of long front end motorcycle here. But it is not any male parts.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #87 on: November 21, 2013, 06:12:26 AM »
A chopper in Oz is either a bike or a helicopter.  :D

Oh dear Amie  :D

I remember the giggle I gave the first time I heard fanny on an American show. It means the same as the UK here.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #88 on: November 21, 2013, 06:47:12 AM »
The only Aussie words I know are the ones from Neighbours and this thread :)

Fair dinkum (um... Fair enough?)
This arvo (this afternoon)
The olds (parents?)
Snags (sausages? Hot dogs maybe?)

What about New Zealanders? Must be different again from Australia?
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #89 on: November 21, 2013, 06:50:02 AM »
Oh wait - I forgot "Ute" (utility vehicle?)
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