Accompanied by a quizzical look, this is a question I often get asked when I forget/don’t know to use the American term or phrase for something.
Partly for my friends here in the ‘merica, partly because I can’t think of anything else to blog about, but mostly for the future lols I’ll get reading back on this in 5 years’ time, here is a few of the random little things I say.
= ( )
= Put (verb)
“Bung it in the oven for 15 minutes”.
= Broken (adjective)
“My bung knee is bothering me again”.
= Lots; very.
“I got heaps of work done today”. (Something I have not had the
fortune misfortune of being able to say for, oh, about a year).
“That show is heaps good”.
I have never, ever, heard an Aussie say, “Chuck another shrimp on the barbie”.
= Someone who feels sorry for themselves, or is a bit soft.
“He’s a bit of a sook and refuses to put in the hard yakka”.
Taking a dump
“The world these days consists of two types of people – those who text while taking a dump, and those who lie about it”.
= Someone who’s easily scared, or is a bit of a weakling
“Don’t be such a wuss. Deal with the spider yourself”.