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'Isn't New Zealand part of Australia?'

March 20, 2016

PROMPT: Local Tongue

Eh? | Pronounced 'ay', used a a response or at the end of sentences.

'Oh well, eh?' 

Sweet as | Used to agree, thank or something awesome. 

'Sweet as, see you then.'

Cuppa | A cup of tea. 

'You wanna cuppa before you head out?' 

Wop Wops | Referring to the middle of nowhere. 

'Oh, thats out in the wop wops.' 

Jandels | Footwear worn pretty much all year around, in other countries known as thongs/flip flops. 

'I'll come mate, let me just grab my jandels.'  

Yeah, nah bro | The first response to a question, normally followed by further explanation. 

'Yeah, nah bro. I mean, for me personally, I couldn't agree with the message of the book.' 


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  • AbigailSauble

    This was neat. :) I'm sure we Americans have our own way of saying things, but they're harder to pick out since we always say them. ;)
    Keep writing!

    about 1 year ago