Ok, so my last entry was kind of heavy on the conservation tone. Today, I bring you a little entertainment. Having been here for a month now, I have started to catch a bit of kiwi fever!
I have a tendency to pick up dialects pretty easily. It’s not something I’m necessarily proud of but it’s a habit that I can’t seem to shake. I have spent a good part of several conversations comparing Canadian and Kiwi terminologies for various things. For instance, we wear toques in the winter while New Zealanders wear beanies. To me, a beanie was a cap with little helicopter blades whizzing around on top of it. I thought it was the kind of thing a clown wears. Clearly, I was wrong!
A few more to tantalize your linguistic tastebuds:
Sweet as: “cool” or “awesome”
How you going?: How are you?
Choice: Very good
Chips: French fries
Fancy: Have a hankering for
Good on ya: Congrats, well done
Jumper: a woolly sweater (not a onesie, apparently!)
Many of these are clearly a nod to their
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE