Learning the Lingo & Recipe

by LCCotter on January 30, 2012

Ahh Happy Monday. I am posting this at exactly 8pm on Monday night here in New Zealand, which means it’s 1am Monday morning in Texas. Therefore, we can finally share in a Monday together, yes?

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Don’t worry, it only took me 2 months to get the whole time change right. Just kidding…sorta.

Okay so I might not be the best at adjusting to time change but I am learning how talk and eat like a Kiwi. Below are a list of words that I am finally picking up here in the land of the big white cloud (that’s New Zealand). Finally, I am not having to ask people to repeat things slowly. haha.

More words: here

  • pikelet: small pancake often served with jam and whipped cream
  • naff off: get lost!
  • petrol: gasoline
  • lolly: candy
  • loo: bathroom
  • sunnies: sunglasses
  • torch: flashlight
  • two sammies short of a picnic: used to describe a person who is a “bit thick”.
  • up the duff: pregnant
  • piss: beer, as in “get on the piss”*
  • pissed: drunk, inebriated (or pissed as a fart as my mother in law would say. Winking smile
  • going bush: become reclusive. And expanded by Jonathan:- To take off for the bush and live for an extended period to “get away from it all”.
  • good on ya, mate!:  congratulations, well done
  • banger: sausage (banger and mash= sausage and potatoes)
  • biscuit: cookie
  • buggered: exhausted
  • bugger off: piss off, shove off, get out

Are you laughing yet? I hope so, it’s Monday!

Another learning experience I’ve had lately has been in the kitchen. The kiwi Kitchen. You see, kiwi’s like their white bait. It’s a so-called delicacy here (You can learn all about White Bait here). But this stuff ain’t cheap. I asked the hubs to go buy some at the market so I could attempt to make the infamous White Bait Fritters and he came back with about 5oz of it. 5oz for $20! Whoa!

Now usually White Bait Fritters are made a certain way, kinda like an omelet. Lou cooked it 2 ways here. But I decided to put my “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” thinking cap on and “volumize” these bad boys. I even gave them a little Texas flare.

*Note: You can make this recipe using crab, salmon, sardines, etc.

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White Bait Fritters with a Texas Flare

Texas White Bait Fritters
Recipe Type: appetizer or entree
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 chili pepper (optional)
  • 200g drained whitebait (around 5 oz)
  • dash of milk if needed.
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon
  • diced pepper or jalapeno (optional)
  • Tobasco to top.
Instructions
  1. Drain the white bait (or other seafood of choice) and set aside. In a separate bowl, crack eggs and separate egg whites. Place egg whites aside. Add the flour, spices, pepper, and baking soda to your eggs. Whip egg whites until nice and fluffy.Fold in your white bait and egg whites into the main batter. Mix well.
  2. Butter you pan and add a touch of oil and lemon. Make sure it’s on medium to medium high heat. Scoop your batter on the pan and lightly fry on each side.
  3. Place fritters on top of rice with sliced avocado and tabasco. Eat up!!

Not too shabby, eh? I actually ended up getting 4 fritters out it. Served on top of rice with avocado and you’ve got yourself a meal.


So tell me, what new lingo have you learned lately?

Anything new in the kitchen?

Cheers to Monday,

LC

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Lou January 30, 2012 at 6:38 am

So what did ya think of the whitebait?!

In Aussie the saying goes ‘2 stubbies short of a 6 pack (of beer)’ funny little sayings.

The whole ‘loo’ thing is annoying when your name is lou – being louise – my childhood was full of a lot of loo-wees jokes. Ha.

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 7:14 am

LOL! i bet the lou thing is annoying. i won’t ever refer to you as that. haha. and I like the white bait, but not sure I’d pay that much again. whoa!

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Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 30, 2012 at 6:40 am

You food always looks so darn delicious! And one of these days I am going to find time to cook it up! Ok… Kiwi word in the US that may be taken wrong, “going bush”. LOL. Loving “up the duff”. too funny. Never heard of that phrase. Many of the others I have. Thank you for sharing your newly learned kiwi language. gonna sound funny coming back to TX. ;)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 7:14 am

i know, up the duff cracked me up! I will have to use that. And yes, come to TEXAS and we’ll cook together, k?

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

haha we say a lot of the same things here in England! I had bangers and mash yesterday! :P

Your food always looks amazing Linds!! The Hubs is going to be well so well fuelled with you around :)

I hope you had an amazing weekend! <3

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

i agree, lots of british lingo too. Just with a twang. haha. HOw are you?? I am so pumped for all that is happening with your running. God is good!

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MizFit January 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

LOVE the learn the lingo.
Im a secret linguistics nerd :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

you are? I like linguistics too! Consider me a fellow nerd.

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Katie @ Raisins&Apples January 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

my cookie craving got the best of me yesterday and I came up with some chocolate sunbutter protein poppers…just a little tweaking and they should be alright :)

happy TUESDAY now to you!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

oh i just bought sunbutter, maybe i need to try these poppers!!

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Abby January 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

I’m buggered from this work trip and look forward to going bush this next weekend. Whew! I think I know what I just said :) Anyway, that’s fun! I love different lingo from different places. What I find funny is that I’m from Michigan and at least five people down here in Texas this weekend have told me (in their very thick Texas accents, y’all) that I have a huge Midwestern accent myself. Language is odd, eh?

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm

ahh i love it abby, nice lingo. I hope i get to hear your midwestern accent someday. Actually, wait, i did. YOur TV gig. And come to think of it, it wasn’t that heavy. Well to me at least.
;)

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Pure2raw twins January 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

haha loved this post! a great way to start my day. loved learning how they talk over there.

when I travel I am not the best with time difference, either.

and this recipe looks great! never had white bait, sounds wonderful. I love fresh fish, but hate how it is expensive.

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm

i bet white bait is even more expensive in the states, lets stick to fresh crab cakes. haha. I bet you gals get some good seafood in FL.

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Gen January 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Love all the different sayings!!!
That recipe sounds pretty tasty, too!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

i remember when i was in brazil, they put tuna on pizza. Do they still do that there?

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

omg my friends in australia said good on ya mate about every 5 seconds! loved all the lingo. memories :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

oh i know! Kiwi’s don’t say it nearly as much as aussies. Funny, eh?

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Bre January 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Some of those kiwi words sound a bit British too—I think we say a few of them in Canada! My personal favourite is the two sammies short of a sandwhich and I want to try a pikelet pancake thingy. Who knew little fish could be so expensive!? Bet there hasn’t been a Texas Whitebait before ;) love it!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

i think you do too. I remember talking to you at REV and thinking the same thing, hehe.

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Bre January 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm

haha, yes- I’m sure I said eh? a bunch of times. I’ll have to find out some other Canadian words and see if there are any similarities between them and the Kiwi ones!

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Alexandra January 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Haha “up the duff” made me laugh! When we went to Australia, some old man spilled his coffee at the airport and sure let out a lot of “ah buggers!” :D Now I use it if I spill something or stub my toe haha
Awesome recipe my texan pal!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

yes, lots of buggers. But now i know that BUGGER means a lot worse here. whoops!

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katie January 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Happy Monday!

I love the word “biscuit” the best!

Hope you are well girl! Hope that man of yours is too! <3

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

happy Tuesday! I think we both deserve a protein BISCUIT from Katie today. hehe.

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Oh I love this post!I bet it’s hard getting adjusted to different terminology like that. I love it though. It sounds more fun than how we speak! I need a pikelet right about now!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

i bet you could make some great pikelets for Tony and the boys. Gluten free and with some marmite, yes?

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva January 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

loving the recipe girl. And you’ll get the lingo eventually…it all takes time!!! i still struggle with a few things. Aussies pronounce tuna like chuna….it’s a bit strange, but now I say it that way….converted! But the NZ still have the best fush and chups! hehe

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

chuna? ha, that is weird. But then again i sound weird to them. FUSH and CHUPS Burry. haha.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) January 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

LOL – I say “I’m pissed” all the time. Guess over there I’d be declaring myself a total sot ;-)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

LOL, i know i say that too! man, they really must think i am lush then. haha.

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Tara January 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I am totally using “two sammies short of a picnic” sometime soon. That’s funny! I love learning the lingo of different places. A lot of people make fun of me for saying hoagie instead of sub. Well, good fun I guess, because I can understand how hoagie is a weird word!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

hoagie is more fun anyway, i love it. Keep your tara lingo!

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Tara Burner January 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Happy Monday! I wanna go to NZ! :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

and NZ wants you to visit… soon!

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Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb January 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I love to hear the “lingo” of other countries or even other parts of the US. Always cracks me up. Happy Monday, er now Tuesday for you!!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

me too! it’s way too fun, isn’t it? Happy monday/tuesday!

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Jess January 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

HA! I love the “two sammies short of a picnic” phrase the best, that is a RIOT!!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

you know you want to say to scott soon, right? ;-)

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katie @KatieDid January 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

omgoodness I hope that fish tastes like gold for that price!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

i have to admit, it was pretty darn good! I wanted more. And with fresh horseradish next time!

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Lisa January 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Wow and wow! Love the lingo and the kitchen experimenting… I’ve got no new lingo or kitchen stuff (based on the fact that I’m hibernating and I am on an elimination diet!). lol.
I’ll live vicariously through you for now :-)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

well i can’t wait to hear about your elmination diet, really, i a always fascinated. So hibernate away!

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Kim K January 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

“fanny” (referring to the front portion of a woman, not the back portion)- is that an australian/new zealand thing or is that a british thing, i cant remember?!!!!

mmm crab!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

i think they are all three! lots of fanny talk down here. LOL!

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~Jessica~ January 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Aside from ‘going bush,’ we have exactly the same slang/linguistic quirks in the UK :)

At least now I know if I ever do get to NZ then I’ll know what everyone is talking about ;)

xxx

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

oh yes, you will be right at home here. In fact, home over and help me!

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Wendy January 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Hmm… I’ve been mostly learning the inappropriate words in Afrikaans along with all of the animals. The easiest way for me to remember the word for baboon is that the first syllable sounds like a female body part.

Thankfully google translator is pretty good with English-Afrikaans translations for single words. Now onto finding a grammar book so I can get the mechanics down and prep for life in South Africa one day. :-)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

haha, nice wendy! google translator save the day!

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Heather Blackmon @ Better With Veggies January 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Love learning new regional terms – I especially like “naff off” & “up the duff” – I would have had no idea what people were talking about. Good thing you have a personal translator with you. :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

i do, although i think he likes to trick me at times. haha.

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Heather Blackmon @ Better With Veggies January 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Haha – I didn’t think about that – too funny! :)

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natalie January 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

LOL “up the duff” LOVE IT!!!!!!!

I’m adopting that one.

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

you’ve been up the duff a lot lately. haha.

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Jen@FoodFamilyFitness January 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Pretty sure Up the Duff is my new favorite term!!!!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm

mine too! its catchy!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Hahah! Isn’t it funny the little sayings that we take for granted? I especially liked up the duff… don’t know why I thought that one was so amusing.

When I lived in Canada a big one was “giver” which meant do it, go for it, try it out… etc.

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm

i like giver and eh, eh? hehe. Too fun. I could do this all day!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Hah! I do love eh. Although, in western Canada (I don’t know about other parts since I’ve only lived in western) they say more of “hey” than “eh”.

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

true! i remember that. I like saying eh though. i am a nerd.

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Abby January 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I had to laugh out loud when I read the “banger” because all I could think of was Arrested Development.

“Would you like a banger in the mouth? Or as you call it here in America, a ‘sausage in the mouth.”’
“Actually we just call is a ‘sausage.'”

Hahahahahah I die.

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

LOL!!! Oh that sounds so bad and so funny! How about banger on the barbie. haha.

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janae@hungryrunnergirl.com January 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I want some lolly ha! Love the pregnant one, hilarious! hope you are having a beautiful day today!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

oh Janae, you and the hubs are my lolly king and queen. We need to change your nickname to Lolly J!

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rachelle January 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

ha ha laughing so hard at the lingo. Thank you for the entertainment this Monday morning. :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

we all need this on a monday, yes!

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Heather@Just a Colorado Gal January 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

That looks yummy! Pinning!!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

oh fun, thanks Heather!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health January 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Haha those are some great words- I think the “up the duff” term works well for Hillary Duff who is currently preggers :). And those fritters sound amazing! And not to challenging to make which is a good thing for me!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

LOL!!! SO true. I never thought of that.

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Klh January 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Oh gosh! Those are awesome…naff off, up the duff! Dying!
Thanks for the laugh Linds!

<3

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

hehe, save those to your phone. We can text later when i am in the states.

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Christie F January 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Ha, love the kiwi lingo. Would love to visit NZ someday. How are you doing in terms of switching from USD to NZ monies/ converting to metric? Do they use Celsius down there?

:) It’s fun learning new things, right?

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

i am learning, thats for sure. I think the money is easier than the celcius. My brain is working too hard. haha.

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Danielle January 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I am pretty buggered right now haha – this was a great Monday afternoon read :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

really buggered from the weekend, eh? hehe.

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner January 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Happy Monday (or Tuesday?!) to you!!
I find the different lingo so interesting.. still the same language but the words are so different eh. I hope you are doing well!!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm

oh you’ve got have some canadian lingo to share, yes? good to hear from you!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

hehe many of those phrases are rather “Aussie” too!!!

Have you come across chilly bins and jandles yet???

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm

definitely aussie lingo too! just different twangs, right?

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Nichole January 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Safe to say, you’re speaking my language! This is amazing!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

haha, yes! love that we can so relate!

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Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense January 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

haha up the duff made me laugh =)
Going bush… that sounds good!!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

i have heard going bush so many times lately and it makes me giggle.

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Paige @ Running Around Normal January 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm

haha, happy Monday to ya! Although, now it’s actually Tuesday there…darn.

I loved reading that list! My favorite is torch. What a badass way to say flashlight :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

i know, my mother in law kept saying she put a torch by the bed and i had no idea what she was talking about! haha.

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Liz January 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm

“Two sammies short of a picnic” – haha, I love that! Keep these coming, they’re so fun to read!

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

girl i could go on forever, its soo entertaining!

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Kelly January 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I sure wish I were “up the duff” :)

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LCCotter January 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm

maybe you should get pissed as a fart one night to get up the duff later.

hehe.

But i think that duff will happen…. praying!

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Julia January 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

hahaha. omg. it always amazes me the different sayings that people have. i felt like i learned a new language just moving to utah ;) i made salmon for the first time EVER for dinner last night. then made my own hummus today. things are getting serious over here in my kitchen. ha!

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 4:26 am

way to go Jules! hummus and salmon. You’re on a good kick!

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teabagginit January 31, 2012 at 12:59 am

i’m so tired of people saying, “totes,” “obvi,” and “that is the bombdotcom.” kids these days!
when i traveled in peru and egypt i met a ton of aussies and they used those phrases, too! don’t forget “taking a piss” for making fun of someone/something!

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 4:28 am

oh i would die hearing that everyday too. sheesh, kids!

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jobo January 31, 2012 at 1:02 am

Haha! The ‘piss’ lingo is hysterical! Seriously? And ‘bush’ – um wow ;)

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 4:29 am

‘Bush’ is totally gonna be adpated in my book. Wanna join me?

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 31, 2012 at 1:39 am

hehe I love the pikelet word!! I just looooove learning new languages and new local or regional lingo! Oh and, this is really really random…BUT! IF you ever run into Brooke Fraser who happens to be a Kiwi, please take a picture and say hi for me! teeehee.

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 2:42 am

haha, brooke fraser? who’s that? i’ will look for her now!

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Lindsay @ Fuel My Family January 31, 2012 at 2:45 am

I love two sammies short of a picnic and up the duff! I love other countries that speak english but its so different still!

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 4:30 am

i know, way too fun. New lingo and slang! Hilarious too, ya know?

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Katie January 31, 2012 at 2:52 am

Hey it was 1 am here too! Wisconsin is on the same time as Texas, which I have always foudn really strange.

Loving “on the piss”. I’m so using that!

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 4:30 am

yes, but don’t confuse it with on the pisser. haha. Cheers!

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Chuck January 31, 2012 at 5:31 am

I love learning the new words! I used to live in England and there’s a girl at work from Britain so we always go back and forth speaking English verbiage to one another lol.

My cohost on my podcast just went to NZ for a month so I’ll be trying some of these words out on him!

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 6:43 am

haha, yes, and report back on that one!!

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Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) January 31, 2012 at 7:12 am

Aww, bangers and mash reminded me of living in southern Africa. Never thought I’d miss that phrase! :)

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 7:31 am

let’s bring to the states, shall we?
;P

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Sarah January 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I’m enjoying bugger off, will definitly be using that term for now on…. it sounds nicer than it’s counterparts :)) Thanks for posting these they are great

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

haha, yes. true! enjoy the lingo.

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Mamarunsbarefoot January 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Buggered! HAHA I love this language!

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LCCotter January 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

you can now use these on your kids, right?
hehe

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Yolie @ Practising Wellness January 31, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Aaah, the Kiwi would love you for making whitebait! :-D So awesome! hehehe…the lingo confused me too…Tom was talking about the dairy down the road in Auckland, and I was having a very hard time figuring out how there coudl be a dairy FARM (which is what we Brits interpret a dairy to be) in an inner city. Eh?! Confused doesn’t even cover it, lol! :-P Until he explained that a dairy is a corner store. OOOOH! :-) xyx

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LCCotter February 1, 2012 at 2:51 am

haha, love it. My husband “frequents’ the dairy quite often here. and it is down the road… the ice cream one.
;)

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