Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just for the sake of cultural exchange

WoFat suggested this blog offering. So I share it, for what it's worth.

Seriously, if you plan to go 'down under', this might be worth knowing...

Yes, and when an Aussie Shiela tells you, "I could go a fag", that does not mean that she is a lesbian and wants to find a 'new friend'. It means that she wants one of your cigarettes.

5 comments:

Azra said...

LOL - Sharing the Southern Hemisphere means that we understand the Aussies and even share some of their ludicrous terminology :)

WoFat said...

The visitor to Australia might spend quite a bit of time uttering a puzzled "Say what?" as he/she goes through the day.

Opus #6 said...

Educational post!

Race Bannon said...

I once worked with an Aussie, he was helping us locate a subject, and advised me over the radio, "There's a geezer over by the park, check him out." I wasted a good deal of time watching an innocent elderly man...later I explained the phrase "dude" to our friend from down under.

darlin said...

LL thanks for this heads up, if someone told me to go and "tart myself up" I'd most likely take that a wee bit offensively. If all goes well I'll be doing my final practicum down under, leave in mid January and home around the end of May. I just have a few things to finalize.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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