Jen78

Odd things I've noticed since moving!

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    When I first came to Australia - quite a few years ago sticky tape or sellotape was called durex. Was quite an eye opener first time in the office here and someone said pass the durex lol

     

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    14 minutes ago, qprdan123 said:

    is Tippex called Twink over there?, it is in NZ....bizarre

    I think it's called white out

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    2 hours ago, qprdan123 said:

    is Tippex called Twink over there?, it is in NZ....bizarre

    Not heard that expression before.... it is called "White Out" in WA.

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    On 6/6/2017 at 09:59, 2871094 said:

    Difficult to write but I'll try;

    So poms tend to extend into 3 syllables and call it Man-dure-rah, but then we're told it's pronounced with 2 syllables (sort of) as Man-dura.  OK then, so I applied this to Min-darie, but apparently it's Min-dar-ree.  It seems the pattern is there is no pattern.

    Is it me, but has anyone else noticed any new poms calling it, just for a short period before adjusting, Joon-da-loop?

    My husband gets stick at work for this - we've been here since nov16 and he still calks it joon-da-loop!

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    I hate how felt tips / whiteboard pens etc are called textas (thats a brand!!)

    Joggers are trainers

    And everything gets shortened even on the tv & radio - arvo (afternoon)

     

    I agree with Jen78 - reject shop is fab. Disappointed with $2 shops not as good as £1 shops in uk! Lots of my teaching resource bits were purchased from £1 shops!!

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    On 09/07/2017 at 01:32, ktg said:

    I hate how felt tips / whiteboard pens etc are called textas (thats a brand!!)

    Joggers are trainers

    And everything gets shortened even on the tv & radio - arvo (afternoon)

     

    I agree with Jen78 - reject shop is fab. Disappointed with $2 shops not as good as £1 shops in uk! Lots of my teaching resource bits were purchased from £1 shops!!

    Ball point pens are called "Biros" in UK and Oz.... which is a brand too!

    Red Dot shops are as good as the Reject Shop... agree about some of the $2 shops though.

     

     

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    On ‎9‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 01:32, ktg said:

    I hate how felt tips / whiteboard pens etc are called textas (thats a brand!!)

     

     

     

    Bit like Sellotape and Hoovers ... didn't realise it when I was a child

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