Going to New Zealand - you might find this helpful (joke)
AussieSim · 14/04/2004 18:44
Do you need to learn kiwi or work with one you have trouble understanding?
[For bist efict, rid these out aloud!!!]
Peck - to fill a suitcase
Pissed aside - chemical which kills insects
Pigs - for hanging out washing with
Pug - large animal with a curly tail
Nin tin dough - computer game
Munner stroney - soup
Min - male of the species
Mess Kara - eye makeup
McKennock - person who fixes cars
Mere - Mayor
Leather - foam produced from soap
Lift - departed
Inner me - enemy
Guess - vapour
Fush - marine creatures
Fear hear - blonde
Ear - mix of nitrogen and oxygen
Duffy cult - not easy
Bug hut - popular recording
Beard - a place to sleep
Sucks Peck - Half a dozen beers
Beers - large savage animals found in U.S. forests
Brudge - structure spanning a stream
Sex - one less than sivven
Tin - one more than nine
Iggs Ecktly - Precisely
Earplane - large flying machine
Cuds - children
Pits - domestic animals
Cuttin - baby cat
papillon · 14/04/2004 18:53
just putting on my boxing gloves... just u wait a minute ozzie girl
AussieSim · 14/04/2004 18:57
I thought you might be out there. What do those T-Shirts read in the Auckland Airport? I support the All Blacks and anyone playing against Australia. hee hee hee
papillon · 14/04/2004 19:00
yes good t-shirts those
do you do this..
the Aussie's who have a different intonation pattern making every sentance sound like a question.
my dh just came in looking the oven gloves... but I said I am using them honey to toast an Aussie on the barbie
Frenchgirl · 14/04/2004 19:22
before this turns into an ugly cat fight, can I just say I love both the aussie and kiwi accents, they sound very exotic to me
AussieSim · 14/04/2004 19:46
catchy innit? But I might have to pay the little scottish lad royalties, so probably not!
papillon · 15/04/2004 19:01
No I think for the quintessential Aussie accent u have to add, for example the e
Peick - to fill a suitcase
Peissed aside - chemical which kills insects
Peigs - for hanging out washing with
kiwicath · 16/04/2004 08:28
Have been away from home for 15 years now and still getting the piss taken out of my "exotic" (thank you Frenchgirl) accent. Aussiesim, thanx for the vocab lesson. My British hubby will find it invaluable for when my Mum arrives next week (she's from deepest darkest Southland!!!!)
sibble · 16/04/2004 08:29
you forgot one -
fairy = ferry
aaarrrggghhhh, DH catches the fairy on a friday so he can have beers after work!
oh and 'ehhh???' or however you would spell it everywhere - if you havn't heard, at the end of every sentence etc.
kiwisbird · 16/04/2004 08:32
i have that t shirt!! and also do not forget
my bro says it now and the waiters look at him with such a fierce look...
buzzybee · 16/04/2004 08:45
I'm loath to get dragged into this one - but did have to laugh when my now Ex asked for an "ick" sandwich from a London lunchbar and was given very strange looks!! (of course he wanted egg..)
And I'm a kiwi too in case you were wondering.
Ghosty · 16/04/2004 08:55
ROFL and PMSL
My DS came home talking about a boy at Kindy (Kundy) called Kenny. When I asked him how Kenny was the other day he said to me, "No Mummy, not Kenny .... his name is Kinny." Aaaaaggghhhh his little Brit accent is slipping away .......
In my last school that I worked at in England we were all at a loss one term when a class of children suddenly forgot how to spell. It took us a couple of weeks to work out that they were listening too carefully to their new teacher ... a kiwi!!!!!!
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