Random kiwi thoughts:
- So much for the stereotype, I was here for a whole week before seeing a single sheep (today)! Saw lots of these instead:
Including road warning signs:
- Kiwis drive like madmen!!! And on 2-lane roads where in most places a reasonable speed limit would be 80 km/h - tops!-, but here the speed limit can be 100 kph... and you still get drivers speeding past you!
|curves in deadly Dome Valley|
- Oh, and apparently you also have to watch out for strange things on the roads here, lol!:
- flip-flops are called jandals
- mosquitos are mozzies
- a bach (pronounced batch) is like a second (holiday) residence... traditionally just a roof over a place to sleep and cook, sometimes without running water or electricity etc., but can be a fully equipped place as well.
I've never heard of the other two, but my Mum calls mosquitoes mozzies as well - she'd from Northern Ireland (they have lots of idiosyncratic sayings there, like 'I'm going to run a message' when you need to buy something from the shop).ReplyDelete
that's a funny coincidence Juliette! I'd never heard the term before... perhaps an Irish import? I know a lot of local terms are Scottish adaptations... hmmm...ReplyDelete
LOL... My FIL is from the coal-mining area of Eastern Kentucky. He has weird names for everything!ReplyDelete
What do you call the thing used to ease your shoe over your heel? I've never heard it called anything but a shoehorn. FIL calls it a slipper spoon! Maybe I should write a dictionary with all his terms.
if he's got more like that you should definitely put together a dictionary Lily!!! :o)