Thursday, April 23, 2009

Aussie to American Translations




Some very precious friends have been staying with us. They are born and bred Aussies. What a joy it has been to love on our brothers and sisters from down-under. We all loved to tease one another about our accents. Each of us demanding the other sounded the silliest.

For those of you out there even remotely curious about the Australian dialect. I've included a few word translations below.

Dunny – Bathroom

Bubbler – Water Fountain

Mate – Friend/Dude

Rubbish – Trash

Slippery-Dip – Slide

Swimmer – Swimsuit

Muzzy – Mosquito

Jackaroo – Hired - Help

Capsicum – Pepper (Red, Green)

Bloke - Man/Cowboy



13 comments:

Aspiemom said...

They do have a language all their own!

Mari said...

These are great! I love some of their words.

Beth in NC said...

They may as well be speaking in an unknown tongue over here. I'd be scratching my head, "What?"

:o)

Jaclyn said...

I like the "bubbler"...makes perfect sense!

Barbara said...

How neat to learn those terms..you must be enjoying your time with them. Have a wonderful time...

Jensmere said...

Hey Mate...
It was so good to talk with you!! So glad that you had this time with your friends...

Bless you,
Susan

momstheword said...

Our friend hosted an exchange student from Australia. She was talking about the "like" by her home and I had no idea what she was referring to and why it was so pretty and so close.

She finally described it as being a body of water and it was a lake!!!! I just didn't understand her accent, lol!

BTW, that was me that sent you a message on facebook, in case you didn't recognize me!

A Stone Gatherer said...

But did you put any shrimp on the barbie? I love all the differnt accents out there!

Susanne said...

I enjoyed reading those. Thank you for sharing. We met several westerners while in Syria, and the Australians were my favorites. :)

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Thanks for sharing ... I love reading the Aussie blogs and deciphering the slang.

Susan said...

When my kids were small, I had a good friend from Australia. Once when the boys were on the playground, her son was misbehaving. She chastised him in her delightful accent, "Brendan, I'm so cross with you." It sounded so much more civilized than screaming in my Jersey accent!
Susan

Michele Williams said...

We have always wanted to go to Australia. I love their accent and "slang". So cool...

LisaShaw said...

I love the Australian accent. I'm glad you are all enjoying yourselves.

Great speaking with you the other night and hope to see you soon.

I will now visit the dunny. :)

Bless you and your family dear sister.

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