Have you spent years trying and failing to understand what New Zealanders are saying?
By following these easy steps
, you too can hold a conversation
with a New Zealander. Tip
- you'll need to sound these out, either in your mind or aloud.
What you hear and what it really means:
"Betting Gloves" are worn by betsmen in crucket.
Part of the human anatomy between the "nick" and the billy"
As in "mine is bugger than yours".
Those who believe in democracy.
Language spoken in countries like "Surria", "E-Jupp" and Libinon
Flammable vapour used in stoves.
Thongs, open shoes
Term of abuse directed mainly at males.
NZ's famous horse which was actually christened "PHILLIP".
As in "Arnotts mulk error route buskets".
A type of long flat pasta not to be confused with "rugger tony"
And finally, after a recent rugby international between our 2 great nations, some wag had written on the stadium wall: "Australia Sucks"
The following day though, this had been amended to show the full score:
"Australia Sucks - New Zealand Nil"