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more words.

October 4, 2009
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I call it the racoon bird.

I call it the "racoon bird."

“give it a go” = have a try
“oh, you’re alright” = what you reply when you accidentally bump into other people and say “sorry”
“I’m not fussed” = I don’t have a preference
the tav = pub on campus
school = secondary school only (not uni)
lecturers = professors
tutors = GSIs/TAs
school leavers = students that have left secondary school (= high school)
toolies = students that have left high school but go back to high school events

Melbourne is pronounced MEL-bin

pub = bar
dodgy = sketchy
queries = questions, as in “if you have any queries, let me know”
queuing = stand in line
enrolment, embelish = enrollment, embellish
jewellery = jewelery
loudhailers = loudspeakers
sunnies = sunglasses
fringe = bangs (hair)

mushies = mushrooms
brekkie = breakfast
wholemeal = whole wheat
biscuits = cookies
chook = chicken

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sophia permalink
    October 5, 2009 07:33

    LOLLLL please talk like this when you come back

  2. sylvia permalink
    October 5, 2009 13:21

    when i was young, i had mushie fringe and ate wholemeal cereal for brekkie. 🙂

  3. Philip Hsiao permalink
    October 5, 2009 20:49

    embellish seems to be the same in both languages haha

  4. aussieaussieaussieoioioi permalink*
    October 6, 2009 00:21

    Philip – ahaha I changed it! It’s only spelled with one “l” here in Australia.

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