Lots of laughs and cross-cultural communication today at my son’s cross country at school today.
I love hanging out with the parents originally from South Africa and finding out:
1. their expressions I find unusual
2. Australian expressions they find funny and unusual.
Often, it’s the “little things” – like the mum who thought a whipper snipper was something “kinky”.
She just “heard” the whip part 🙂
For those who don’t know – in Australia, a whipper snipper cuts down weeds.
The mum said that in South Africa they call it a weed eater. In the US they call it a brush cutter or a weed whacker.
Mmmm – Whacker is a word to be careful of in Australia unless you are talking about the WACA – the Western Australian cricket stadium.
Also, two South African mums were talking about having a nice “flattie” for dinner.
I thought a…
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