Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kiwi Slang - a user guide

Kudos to the Spiller who gets this (in its entirety) first time.

Apparently, it was put together by two Australians, but i've also heard it's pretty accurate.


nilpferd said...

bro, thet's easy es.
Some of the pronunciation isn't really spot-on, instead of plinkton I'd say plenkton, and I never heard of anyone using a hoose to wash down a whale, beached as or not- it'd be a howz.
Very amusing though.

treefrogdemon said...

Pretty much a shoo-in there!

sourpus said...

nilpferd, bro..

'beached'= wasted/stoned

True or fiction?

nilpferd said...

No idea, never heard it used like that, we used to just say wasted/stoned, but I'm a washed up never-beached has-been myself, so how would I know..
I suspect it just means "beached", in a whales-getting-beached sense.

nilpferd said...

@treefrogbro- shoes?
you mean, tramping boots or jandals?

sourpus said...

As far as I can make out, it translates something like this:

Arrr no.... arrr no.......
Im beached bro!
Im beached as
Hey bro!....aww, hey bro!
What are you doing bro?
Dude, I'm beached as!
Ohhh sh-t! You're beached as!
Tell me something I don't know!
Bro, your heaps beached, ay?
So beached!!....
I'm beached as!
Wanna chip bro?
As in a chip?
Yeah, a chip.
A potato chip?
This one. A chip, a chip.
I would though bro but I don't eat chips
.....well that's sh-t!
Nah, I only eat plankton.
Can't chew bro!
Try a chip bro
Nah, well I can't chew!!
Just try a chip bro!
You don't understand, I might look big, but I can't chew bro!
I only have plankton
Thats pretty deceptive!
I know, it's very miss-leading!
Do you have any plankton?
I might, I'll go 'n' check over here..
Do you happen to have a bucket or a hose bro? I need to get wet asap.
Are you pretty parched?
I'm parched as and I'm beached bro
You're beached as!
I know...
I'll see if I can find some plankton... etc.

nilpferd said...

looks fine. He's saying Aw, no! at the beginning. The Aussies do make it sound a bit too musical, though- a real kiwi accent gets by with a single vowel. U.

Um Butchd uzz, bru, etc.

Reminds me of a classic book we had when I was a kid, Let stalk Strine. Basically the same thing, written by an Australian poking fun at his own dialect.

Read some of it here- http://forum.i-ecc.com/viewtopic.php?t=13360