Sunday, September 18, 2005

"Mom, want a go at my game?"

Judy handed me her digital game and asked me if I wanted to have a go. Funny. She also refers to an eraser as a rubba. I have picked up a few phrases myself. The funny thing about language is the variations in words from country to country. It never ceases to amaze me how varied ideas, opinions, and views are from these countries. Here are some language differences that make me chuckle.


Huh -----------------------Eh--------------------------- royt (right)
Restroom------------------Bathroom--------------------Loo or Toilet
Trash----------------------garbage---------------------- rubbish
snack ----------------------snack------------------------Tea
dump ----------------------land fill or dump--------------tip
trash can--------------------garbage----------------rubbish been (bin)
awesome/cool----------reeely good (really good)-----bloomin' gorgeous
stormy-------------------- horizontal flying ice balls------rather ordinary
farmed salmon----------enviromental hazard---------wild Tasmanian salmon