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Hollanda

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Local slang
« on: August 05, 2014, 05:24:06 PM »
Ok...slang local to you. I'm in the UK so...


Innit - isn't it? (Innit is a sentence of its own, usually a question at the end of a statement)
Ya get meh? - do you understand what I'm talking about?
Sick - good (that one got me for a while)
It's code out - the temperature appears to have fallen
Gizzit - could I please have what you are holding?
Wotsittoyou? - why are you asking me?
Get ahhht - I'm not entirely sure why I should believe what you are telling me
Nooo waaaay - see above
Nottnam - Nottingham. City, famous for Robin Hood myth. However, in reality, not much in Nottnam is actually about Robin Hood, and these days it's seen more of a student party scene with some questionable drinking places and a massive intake of...er students, strangely.
Ya wot? - can you please repeat your last sentence, I appear to be going a little deaf.
Aye up meh duck! - hello, my friend, how are you?
Wanna cob? - would you care to partake in a sandwich roll with me?


So...what are yours lol?
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Re: Local slang
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 01:40:33 AM »
Australia here.

Flat out like a lizard drinking - busy
Chook - chicken/hen
Chook house - chicken coop
Galah - silly person
Going troppo - going mad


Hmm, having some trouble here trying to keep them clean and inoffensive...  The casual language here can be fairly colourful!

Back in my nursing days we had DR stalkers - say it out loud - usually nurses who wanted to catch a doctor husband and would try pretty much anything to do so.  (Fortunately the doctors were pretty good at spotting them!   ;D )





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Re: Local slang
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 01:53:27 AM »
There's a fantastic song by a local polka band which summarizes several localisms, of which the chorus is:

Com'ere once, com'ere once
Why don't you come by here
We'll have a brat and kraut and a couple two t'ree beers
Well you can go down by the bubbler
But don't you budge in line
She's a nice day out, hey, and so!

(As far as I know, these are all primarily local to central/western Wisconsin.  And I didn't realize "budging" in line wasn't universal until I had lived elsewhere for several years . . .)

Others I still use, despite not having lived in Wisconsin in 14 years:

Clicker = tv remote
Blinker = turn signal
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Re: Local slang
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 04:10:47 AM »
Australia here.

Flat out like a lizard drinking - busy
Chook - chicken/hen
Chook house - chicken coop
Galah - silly person
Going troppo - going mad


Hmm, having some trouble here trying to keep them clean and inoffensive...  The casual language here can be fairly colourful!

Back in my nursing days we had DR stalkers - say it out loud - usually nurses who wanted to catch a doctor husband and would try pretty much anything to do so.  (Fortunately the doctors were pretty good at spotting them!   ;D )

i LOVE the expression flaming Galah. It was only on Neighbours when they had that stupid episode with Lou and Karl, that I realised a galah is a bird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
(I have a very huge infatuation with Karl Kennedy).
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