Monday 22 December 2008

Jingle Bells, Aussie-Style!

I got exposed to THIS piece of Aussie "culture" at a Christmas outdoor BBQ party last Friday evening, hosted by one of the families from Canberra Baptist. Here they are referring to a Holden Ute (an old Aussie version of a pick-up truck) and an "esky" (cooler.) You will want to go here for more "translations" - just a sampling of why it's really a cross-cultural experience to live here. The Aussies are very proud of their own unique brand of the English language, but for Carole Anne and me it has necessitated a significant "overhaul" of our vocabulary!


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