My husband and I are heading into our greatest adventure. We are moving half way around the world - to a world of kangaroos and koalas. The way I see it, we are opening a world of possibilities up to our two beautiful daughters. This blog will capture our experience over the next several years. I hope you enjoy it!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Expand your vocabulary: Australian words and sayings
I've started a list of words and sayings that we are learning. Some are quite unique and others are just plain fun. I'll be adding to the list as I hear new ones and remember others. Feel free to post any that you know so I can incorporate them.
Mum and Bub = Mom and newborn
Bench = kitchen counter
Car park = parking garage or driveway
Footpath = Sidewalk
Torch = flashlight
Boot = Trunk of a car
Rocket or roquette salad = Arugula
Capsicum = peppers
capsicum spray = pepper spray
Rockmelon = cantaloupe
Lollies = candies
Fairy Floss = cotton candy
Rubbers = erasers
Texters = markers
“G’day Mate” = common greeting.
“How you going?” = a common greeting following hello.Similar to “How are you doing?”
"Cheers" = Thank you or Goodbye
“Mutton dressed up as lamb” = an older woman dressing too young