This is a continuation of my post Brits Say the Darndest Things a few months back!!
Okay so I have had a few funny moments when I had no idea what someone was saying because they were speaking Nzed slang!!! Okay and for those who do not know… people in New Zealand do not pronounce the letter z as “zee”. They pronounce it “zed”. No clue why they do that! So I thought I would list off some of the funny things:
I reckon= I think, I feel, I agree (they say this nonstop and I giggle because it sounds so hick to me!)
Bach= a vacation house or second house (I definitely graded a girl wrong on the speling of this word.. hello ignorant?!)
Sweet as= awesome, Im pleased
Ring= to call on a phone
Piss= any form of alcohol
to be pissed or go to the piss= to be drunk or buy any form of alcohol
Rubber= eraser (had a moment of sheer horror when a child asked me for a rubber)
Tog= bathing suit
Fizzy drink= soda or pop
Lollies= lolly pop or any form of candy
cotton buds= Q- tips
MISO= hot chocolate (???)
chick or chickie= casual term of endearment for a friend who is a girl (equivalent of babe or hun)
BYOB= bring your own bottle (people literally carry around bottles of wine into restaurants)
Morning tea= snack
Nekad (spell?) = tired (someone asked me if I was nekad and I almost fell over I was so shocked)
Sickie= taking a day off of work because youre sick
One last thing, if you ever come to NZ, never tell a Kiwi that you feel stuffed after eating a large meal… it means something very inappropriate here!
Thats all I can think of right now! haha Pretty funny, right?!